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Spring 2013 Course Descriptions

English 4763  Fiction Writing

Section 001       CRN 31648
Gay
Fiction Writing    1400-1515 MW

 
The prospect of writing a novel can be daunting but it doesn't need to be. In this course, we will focus on drafting a novel and reading several novels that model interesting ways to tell a novel length story. We are diving into the deep end but over the course of this semester, we will work on developing a writing routine to help you meet the required word count for this course. We will also focus on what it takes to write a novel-length work of fiction, looking at maintaining narrative voice and consistency, developing rich characters who can carry a novel, structure, setting and pace. We will also learn about the state of contemporary publishing, how to solicit an agent and the business of writing. (Group 5)