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Writing Fiction
WRCT 270
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 281, COL 370, ENGL 277

Chinua Achebe was famous for his quote "If you don't like another person's story, write your own." Although disliking another's story could inspire creative writing, there are various reasons why people write, ranging from the basic human desire to understand the world through storytelling down to the desire to respond to the issues of the day--be it moral, political, religious--through fiction. The course is designed to help students gain skills in writing fiction; recognizing the literary conventions of fiction; reading and critiquing published work from a writer's perspective; making deliberate creative choices; engaging the work of others in a workshop setting; and revising their work using feedback from their peers and other writing strategies. As such, our reading list will be diverse in scope, cutting across various continents, races, and creeds. We will hope to use the work on the reading list as stepping points for creating our own stories whether in response to various prompts or as original stories to be discussed in workshops. At the end of the semester, you will not only have read a good chunk of fiction and have a good sense of how fiction works, you will also have produced--and substantially revised--some of that writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL-Creative W)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on JUN-15-2024
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