2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

ENG 313 Advanced Fiction Writing

3 hours 

Advanced Fiction Writing is a continuation of the 200-level Fiction Writing course and will be conducted as a writing workshop where students will read and critique each other's original stories. Students will study how to distinguish the choices professional writers make; that is, they will not only critique stories thematically but will gain insight into how a writer composes a work of fiction. Because many of the best contemporary stories are character-driven as opposed to plot-driven, and because student writers should master the more conservative elements of fiction writing before proceeding to experimental forms, students will write character-driven, thematically resonant stories. After the workshops, where students will comment on their peers' work carefully and constructively, student writers will thoroughly revise their stories.




ENG 201 and ENG 216