Reading and Writing Fiction|
This demanding, reading- and writing-intensive course focuses on character, structure and plot, sentence structure, development of a strong and idiosyncratic voice, the role and history of the narrator, points of view, and writing with meaning.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
John Updike, ed., BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY
Ursula LeGuin, STEERING THE CRAFT
John Gardner, THE ART OF FICTION
|Examinations and Assignments: |
4 writing exercises, 1 short story
During the first half of the semester, students read assigned short stories to discuss particular craft questions and answers. There will also be short writing assignments weekly, until spring break. In the second half, each student will produce a short story or the opening chapter of a novel, for workshop-style discussion (requiring editorial skill from each student and a written critique of the other students' work), using every element discussed in class. There are no other papers or exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Meetings with the instructor are expected.
Students will submit to the instructor (email@example.com) a short letter describing their interest in the course and a suitable writing sample. There are no prerequisites, but people who have never written fiction to be read will find themselves in over their heads. Deadline: Friday, November 12. Students admitted will be notified by November 16. After that date, students may continue submitting applications if there are spaces remaining in the course. Please contact the instructor.
|Instructor(s): Bloom,Amy B. Times: .....F. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 16
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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