Short Story I

WRITING X 412.1

Learn the basics of writing short fiction in this introductory course covering the building blocks of good storytelling.

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Online
In-Person
Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Complete short exercises and assignments to jumpstart new story ideas
  • Explore plot, point of view, setting, description, and more
  • Get tips on rewriting and revising drafts
  • Draft and revise at least one new short story

About this course:

It is said that all of us have locked inside at least one good story to tell. Through lectures on craft, short writing exercises, assignments, and discussion, you learn how to tell yours. Topics include plot, point-of-view, setting, description, conflict, characterization, dialogue, tension, rewriting, and submission strategies. The course goal is to draft and revise at least one short story. This course is a prerequisite for students who are continuing in the short-fiction sequence.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Wendy Oleson
389669
Fee:
$720.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 18, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Ron Darian
389670
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
ENROLL BY: Jan 18, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. 

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jan 18, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Jan 25, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Feb 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Feb 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Feb 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Feb 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Mar 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Mar 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Mar 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Wed Mar 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284

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