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
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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Ron Darian
386794
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. 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 July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jun 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Wed Jul 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Wed Aug 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Wed Aug 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Aug 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Discussion
Wed Aug 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Adam Prince
386793
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
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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 July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Best American Short Stories 2021 by Edited by Jesmyn Ward

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