Advanced Workshop in Fiction

ENGLISH 421S.01

There is no course prerequisite.   Admission is by permission of instructor, based on his evaluation of writing samples of prospective students,                             

Students during the semester will complete a minimum of thirty pages of finished short fiction, and have their work discussed intensively by classmates as well as by the instructor. Traditional and experimental techniques and devices will be explored.  Genre fiction, such as detective, young adult, and science fiction, will not as a rule be a part of the course subject matter.  In addition to completing the primary writing assignment, class members will do some writing exercises, and contribute to class discussion.   The class will also address such questions as how to submit fiction for publication.