ENGL 130: Introduction to Fiction Writing

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This course examines the basic techniques of fiction, with related writing exercises involving elements such as point of view, characterization, and dialogue. The course includes discussion of student exercises and readings in short fiction.

Prerequisites: a second-semester college-level composition course or permission of instructor

Required Texts:

  • Burroway, Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, 9th edition (2014), ISBN 978-0321923165
  • Cassill and Bausch, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, 7th edition (2005), ISBN 978-0393926118

View a sample course syllabus.

Contact the Friday Center at CCO@unc.edu with any questions or for more information.

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