Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction

English 1510
Various Instructors
  • Section 1: MWF 10:00-10:50
  • Section 2: MWF 11:00-11:50
  • Section 3: MWF 12:00-12:50
  • Section 4: MWF 9:00-9:50
  • Section 5: MWF 2:00-2:50
  • Section 6: TR 12:30-1:45

In the Introductory Fiction class, students will learn to recognize and implement the basic elements of storytelling, such as plot, character, exposition, dialogue, setting, and point-of-view. The course will include a number of writing exercises and move toward a peer workshop, in which students deliver constructive criticism of one another’s work with the instructor as facilitator and guide. The class will generally follow a standard fiction textbook supplemented by other examples of contemporary fiction and a short story collection and/or novel.