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The Short Story: A Workshop on Revising

Semester and Year SP 2018
Course Number WRTNG-UG1536
Section 001
Instructor Carol Zoref
Days M
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
Units 4
Level U



This workshop is dedicated to the oft-repeated observation that all writing is re-writing. Each writer focuses their efforts on only one or two short stories, rather than starting many new stories and abandoning them in favor of yet another new beginning. Students take each of their stories through a number of drafts and revise them in response to (though not necessarily in accord with) questions and comments raised by other members of the workshop. The objective is to learn ways of staying with such challenges as maintaining the story's voice, determining the order of experience, and arriving at an ending that satisfies the design of the story as well as the intentions of the writer. Workshop members share their stories in class throughout the semester and comment in detail on one another's work. Participants should have some experience writing short stories.


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Advanced Writing Courses (WRTNG-UG)