English and Film Studies

WRITE 295 A1: Introduction to Writing Prose

G. Bechtel

Write 295 is an introductory workshop course in the writing of short prose fiction. Students will engage in intensive writing practice and also develop their skill in critical thinking and discussion about the craft of fiction. During the term, each student will submit multiple drafts of at least two stories plus a final portfolio. The only required textbook is Vandermeer's Wonderbook. Additional published stories we read and discuss – most of which will be student-selected – will either be handed out or posted on eClass. From time to time the instructor may post or hand out additional material that will be required reading. There is no final examination in this course.