Short Story I
Learn the basics of writing short fiction in this introductory course covering the building blocks of good storytelling.
What you will 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.
Fall 2019 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited to 20 students. No meeting Nov 28.