This critique and discussion course deals with basic techniques of fiction writing. Classic and contemporary works of fiction are serve as examples for analysis, though the workshop centers around writing produced by class members. Short writing assignments help to focus on particular problems of voice, point of view, character development, and structure. These technical considerations are particularly addressed in critique discussion of work by class members, in fragments and of sketches in progress, and in revisions produced in the course of the semester. Story length varies, although two short stories or one long story, 20-25 pages overall is common. Private conferences are part of the course and will be arranged by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students interested in the course should submit writing samples to Diana Cavallo, by placing them in her mailbox in the English Department office, by November 14, 1994; students will be informed about permits by December 14. Please include SS#, class status, and telephone number where you can be reached.
Note: Students wishing to major in English *and* "concentrate" in Creative Writing should contact Greg Djanikian (email@example.com).