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From Idea to Plot: Writing as a Cultural Performance

RELI 478
Fall 2006 not offered
Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies

Every story starts from something: an image, a metaphor, a location, a character or even a scent. From that point of birth until the final editing stages the story's plot is being formed. Some see in the plot the story's backbone, others its engine. Both metaphors make us aware of its importance. How can we construct plot, and more importantly, how can we improve one when we already have our first draft? In this workshop we will try by reading, by watching films and mostly by writing to understand more about the plot animal, its birth and its taming. During the workshop its participants will need to write short fiction pieces (the participants should be students that have interest and confidence in writing fiction (either as stories, plays or screenplays). Films, short stories and screen plays from American and Israeli cultures will be used in this workshop.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAR-31-2023
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