ENG 283 : Creative Writing Seminar
Intense practice in writing prose or fiction. This seminar may focus on any of the following according to the instructor's expertise: short stories; longer fiction (novels/novellas); screen writing; biography (including memoir or autobiography) and other writing forms (experimental fiction, graphic novels, hypertext, etc.). A background in writing fundamentals related to the seminar's focus will be included. Readings may be assigned to provide theory and models of the form being written. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or permission of the instructor. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Human Expression. 3 credits Not offered every year.
- Analyze and develop their own creative writing process.
- Write within genres designated by the instructor, according to his or her expertise (novel, short story, flash fiction, etc.).
- Explore their voice and style as an author
- Recognize how their own personal experience can influence their fictional works, and find a comfortable balance between truth and fiction.
- Explore and practice the use of fictional elements (point of view, character development, plot, theme, etc.) within a story.
- Use sensory detail and vivid imagery to bring a piece of fiction to life.
- Use appropriate literary terminology in discussions of both published and peer writing.
- Present their manuscripts in a professional format.
- Gain confidence and recognize the value of sharing their work with fellow writers.
- Discuss the work of others with insight and professionalism, as part of a writing community.