This is a continuation of Creative Writing 209, with increasing emphasis on technical skills. Lively participation, regular attendance, and a continuous stream of writing are vital.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)
Total Weeks: 15
Writing Assessment, CRWR 209, or permission of the instructor.
CRWR 210 will focus on the theory and practice of writing fiction, especially the short story, generally considered the appropriate "apprentice" form for aspiring fiction writers, though if there is sufficient interest among class members dramatic writing for stage and film might be explored as well. Through in-class discussion of student work, as well as reading canonical literature and relevant theoretical works, students will be given the opportunity to test their literary talents in the setting of a small, supportive group.
CRWR 210 will develop students' technical and theoretical understanding of creative writing and increase students' writing productivity. Class members will also develop their ability to critique peer work, and to make constructive editorial suggestions for improvement. After completing CRWR 210 students should have an enhanced appreciation of the discipline required to produce literary fiction. Furthermore, students should be able to construct a well-plotted, conventional short story, meaningfully criticize the work of peers, and meaningfully criticize canonical works from a writerly (as opposed to academic) perspective.
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: D (50%)
Percentage of Individual Work: 100
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.