ENGL 403: Creative Writing: Short Fiction (3) (S)
Laboratory course for students who have demonstrated talent in the writing of fiction and who seek to develop their skills in this genre. Students will study contemporary short stories and gain a deeper understanding of key techniques of story-telling, including dialogue, plotting, pacing, and characterization. One hour weekly devoted to the study of stories; two hours a week devoted to reading, critiquing and revising student writing. Course requirements include a semester project consisting of the production of three short stories or one novella. Students will be encouraged to submit their work to regional and national journals for publication.