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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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Ron Darian
371279
Fee:
$575.00
64 days left. Enroll by Jan 14, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 19, 2020
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 14, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Jan 21, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Jan 28, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Feb 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Feb 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Feb 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Feb 25, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Mar 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Mar 10, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Mar 17, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Available
-
Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension DTLA
371280
Fee:
$575.00
65 days left. Enroll by Jan 15, 2020
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2020
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jan 15, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Jan 22, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Jan 29, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Feb 5, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Feb 12, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Feb 19, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Feb 26, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Mar 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Mar 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Wed Mar 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B

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