ENGL 130: Introduction to Fiction Writing

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Students study the practice of basic fiction techniques and write  numerous short papers as well as one complete story. Students read and analyze literary stories by well-known writers. Each student keeps a journal. NOTE: Because of the creative nature of the work in this course, both on the part of the student and the instructor, students should not take it under pressure of receiving credit by a specific deadline. This course has no final exam.

Prerequisite: ENGL 105 (or a second-semester college-level composition course) or permission of instructor

Required Texts:

  • Cassill and Bausch, Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, 7th edition (2005), ISBN 978-0393926118
  • Burroway, Writing Fiction, 9th edition (2014), ISBN 978-0321923165

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