English 143C

Long Narrative

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2020 Rowland, Amy
TTh 11-12:30

Other Readings and Media

A course reader will be made available for purchase, with additional reading accessible on bCourses.


This course is for students interested in or already working on a novel or novella. Questions of structure, plot, setting, character, time, and voice will be addressed in our readings and throughout the course, particularly during our workshops, where everyone will present the first chapter or two of work-in-progress. Much of the semester will be spent writing and revising your work. The goal is to begin your novel and to develop a blueprint to guide you through your story.

Only continuing, upper-division UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course. To be considered for admission, please electronically submit no more than 5 double-spaced pages of your fiction, as well as (at the end of the same document, please) a rough outline/plot summary of your idea for a novel, by clicking on the link below; fill out the application you'll find there and attach the writing sample as a Word document or .rtf file. The deadline for completing this application process is 11 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 30.

Applicants will be informed, by email, of the results of their applications by May 31.

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