In this course, students will use lectures, texts, and hand-outs to improve their creative writing.On a day to day level, they will read, write, and workshop (discuss each other's work in the classroom for the purpose of improvement). They will learn to identify literary elements in the work of established writers and the work of their classmates.Though tastes in fiction and poetry are arbitrary, in this class, students will follow a certain standard. Their goal will be writing appropriate for literary magazines, and so they will not write genre fiction (mystery, romance, thriller, children's, young adult, science fiction, etc.) or greeting card verse.
In this course, students will use lectures, texts, and hand-outs to improve their short story writing.