ENGL 206: Intermediate Fiction Writing

The course builds on the short story writing skills introduced in ENGL 130. Exercises allow students to develop the beginning, middle, and end of stories, to work with imagery, and to listen for their own voice and style. In addition to these exercises, students write two complete short stories and revise one. 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) and ENGL 130, or permission of instructor

Required Texts:

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

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