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Advanced Fiction Writing: Longform

ENGL 115.302
instructor(s):
M 1:45-4:45pm

A longform fiction project can provide a writer with endless space, and while that may be freeing or daunting, there is a common misconception that because one is writing longform fiction, the story must be “epic” and lengthy. In this course, students will tackle one project/story for the semester. We will read six novellas and hold regular workshops. Authors will include Nunez, Spark, Hempel, Murata, Torres and Ackerman. Course requirements are a project outline, a draft of approximately 40 pages written over the course of the semester, and final revisions. The course will mainly focus on literary fiction, and while aspects of speculative fiction are welcomed, fantasy may be difficult to accommodate. This course is also ideal for any creative writing student considering the creative thesis and are looking for early guidance. Please reach out to the instructor if you have any questions or need further clarification.