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ENG333 Fiction Writing

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course introduces the basic skills and techniques of writing prose fiction. Students study examples of published fiction for method and style. Through writing projects, exercises, and workshops, students learn to research, analyze, critique, revise, and edit their classmates as well as their own writing. The course offers students guidance and practice in developing description, dialogue, style, characterization, structure, as well as in experimenting with different genres such as fantastic realism, thriller, autobiographical, historical, experimental, or science fiction. Course projects can either be the first chapter of a novel, or one or several complete shorter prose works.

Prerequisite: ENG102