Topics in fiction writing with particular concentration on specific forms or other aspects of the genre using readings as models and inspiration. This might include the novella or the short-short story or techniques such as magical realism, meta-fiction, minimalism, etc., depending on the instructor. Prerequisite: ENG 201.
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Current Semester InformationDavid Crouse
Creative Writing II:Fiction Topics:The Art of the Novella
Some consider the novella to be the red headed stepchild of the literary family, too short to be a true novel but too long to be a short story. But writers such as Ian McEwan, Richard Ford, Rachel Ingalls, and Alice Munro have claimed that the novella, or "long story" is the most perfect of literary forms, combining the grace of the short story with the emotional depth of the novel. In this course each student will draft and complete their own novella and critique that work while also reading key examples of the form.