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Creative Writing: Fiction

ENG 254

Creative Writing: Fiction

ENG 254

Course Description

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course. Focuses on the writing of fiction--chiefly short stories. Develops understanding of fiction and personal fiction writing abilities. Completes other classroom activities, discussions and writing assignments, requiring analysis and criticisms of other students' work. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Plan and draft a work of fiction.

Objectives:

  • Generate original works of fiction.
  • Demonstrate ability with the elements of fiction (e.g. conflict, character development, handling of exposition, dialogue, interior landscape, authentic detail, etc).

Revise and edit original short stories.

Objectives:

  • Rewrite stories effectively.
  • Use the processes of revising and editing stories.
  • Revise stories over the course of the semester.

Participate effectively in workshops and/or conferences with the instructor.

Objectives:

  • Give and receive verbal and/or written responses to fiction.
  • Demonstrate a receptive and invested attitude toward feedback, both given and received.
  • Apply verbal and written feedback constructively.

Read and comprehend a range of fiction.

Objectives:

  • Identify elements of fiction in professional stories.
  • Think critically about individual stories, verbally and in writing.