ENGL 384 B:
This class will focus on the craft of fiction and/or creative non-fiction. As part of that study students will work on character driven stories, which simply means characters drive action in a well-written story rather than the opposite. In addition, students will study the structure and development of the three-act story. The responsibility for the success of this class is based on the writing students produce for the class and the critique of the writing done by their classmates.
The goal of the class is to prepare students for more independent writing, self-critique, and more advanced levels of fiction writing. The focus on the writing is centered more on revision and understanding craft than producing “publishable” fiction.