WRITE 393 A1: Intermediate Fiction

G. Bechtel

Write 395 is an intermediate course in writing fiction. Like Write 295, this class is conducted as a writing workshop, the purpose of which is to help you develop as a critical thinker about fiction and the writing process. Each week, we will discuss students' written work, as well as the craft and techniques of fiction writing, with reference to works by published authors. Additional in-class writing exercises will focus on exploring opportunities and techniques for discovering, incorporating, expanding, and refining students' own writing practice. Students will work on two short pieces during the term (plus a final portfolio piece), developing each through multiple drafts. There is no final examination in this course.

Enrollment:

Priority enrollment will be given to students who have received a B+ or higher in Write 295, who will be automatically enrolled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students who received lower than a B+ in Write 295, or have taken an equivalent course at another institution, or have equivalent experience may be admitted on a case-by-case basis by instructor permission.

To Enroll BEFORE April 30, 2019: Please email Dr. Greg Bechtel directly (greg.bechtel@ualberta.ca) with your CCID, student ID, and your grade in Write 295 to be put on the waiting list for the course. If your grade in Write 295 was lower than a B+, or if you have not yet taken Write 295, please also provide a brief summary of your writing experience and a rationale for why you believe you should be admitted to the course. If you wish, you may also provide a writing sample. The first round of enrollments will be determined by early May 2019 at the latest.

To Enroll AFTER April 30, 2019: Please email the English Undergrad Advisor (Craig Soars efsadvsr@ualberta.ca) with your CCID, student ID, and your grade in Write 295 to be put on the waiting list for the course.