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ENG 2256 Fiction Writing

Traditional elements of short stories (character, scene, conflict, exposition, dialogue, plot and point of view) will be studied, involving student practice in a workshop setting. In addition to extensive student practice, students will read and analyze the work of published writers, learn how to submit their own work for publication and extensively study and write in one or more literary genres. Students will also study alternative or experimental fiction writing techniques.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: English
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: ENG 1101 


  • Integrate short story elements of plot, character, setting, point of view, beats, interior monologue, and voice into students' own stories.
  • Collaborate in large and small group settings to critique fiction.
  • Extensively revise and edit students' own and others' stories.
  • Analyze stylistic elements of tone, diction, point of view, dialogue, and sentence structure in professional published fiction.
  • Become familiar with and write in one or more literary genres.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication, including writing cover letters and researching markets.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3