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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In Person
Online
Live Online
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.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Pete Hsu
398109
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
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 July 25, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story by John Freeman
On Writing by Stephen King
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jul 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Jul 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Jul 25, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Aug 1, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Aug 8, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Aug 15, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Aug 22, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Aug 29, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Sep 5, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Thu Sep 12, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
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Thursday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Ron Darian
398108
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 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 25, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Thu Jul 11, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jul 18, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jul 25, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 1, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 8, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 15, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 22, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 29, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Sep 5, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Sep 12, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Tantra Bensko
398107
Fee:
$720.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 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 live 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 17, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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