|Semester and Year||FA 2010|
|Time||6:20 PM - 9:00 PM|
Prerequisite K30.1550 or V39.0815 or V39.0816 or V39.0820 or permission of the instructor. Students may take "Advanced Fiction Writing" two times.
Good writing often depends on the balance of concrete and abstract, and this workshop course will likewise balance inquiries into fiction’s grander theoretical questions with more mechanical considerations, such as how to apply dialogue, insert flashback material, and so on. Assignments will include outside essays and stories as well as occasional short exercises, but our true focus will be on student writing. Participants will be asked to read each others’ work rigorously, with an eye to precision and plausibility, but also with the generous understanding that fiction itself has many goals, and that the colleague across the table may be on to something ingenious and inspired, even while the work itself is still in development.
Advanced Writing Courses (WRTNG-UG)