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Workshop for Fiction Writers

ENGL 112.601
instructor(s):
M 6:00-8:40

This critique/discussion course deals with basic techniques of fiction
writing.  Classic and contemporary works of fiction are used as
examples for analysis, though the workshop centers on writing produced
by class members.  Short writing assignments help to focus on
particular problems of voice, point of view, character development,
and structure, but these are mostly optional, and such technical
considerations are addressed and reviewed through stories, sketches,
and revisions produced in the course of the semester.  Story length
varies, although 20-25 pages overall is common.  Individual
conferences are part of the course and can be arranged on Mondays and
Tuesdays.  Students interested in the course should submit writing
samples to D. Cavallo, 119 Bennett Hall, and include social security
number, class status, and phone number.  The class is limited to 12-15
students and open to a restricted number of non-CGS students.  Non-CGS
students should submit samples by April 8th, and will be informed
about permits by April 20th.