Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Wiesepape, Betty
Discipline and Number
CRWT 3307 Section: 501
Day:
M Time: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title:
Creating Short Stories

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

Storytelling is one of the most natural forms of human communication, one that most of us praticipate in every day. Each individual comes to fiction writing with a unique set of experiences, observations, imaginings and passions. In this class students will praticpate in activities that are designed to help them translate these resources into fictional short stories. Students who enroll in this class may expect to experience the pleasure associated with the creative process and to work hard to master the craft of fiction writing.

Pre-requisite: CRWT 2301

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Michael Kardos: THE ART AND CRAFT OF FICTION
Jerome Stern: MAKING SHAPELY FICTION
Strunk and White: THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Students in this course will read and analyze the short stories of established writers as well as stories written by class members. They will produce 3 original short stories and produce second drafts of 2 of the 3 stories.

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