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
Remote Instruction
Starting at $695.00
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.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.

Wait List
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Adam Prince
380535
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. 

This 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 July 14, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Best American Short Stories 2020 by Curtis Sittenfeld, editor
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Jean Ho
380536
Fee:
$695.00
7 days left. Enroll by Jul 1, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. 

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 July 15, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: The Best American Short Stories 2020 by Curtis Sittenfeld, editor
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jul 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jul 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jul 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jul 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jul 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Aug 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Aug 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Aug 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Aug 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Sep 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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