2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

WRIT 3120 - Forms and Elements of the Craft: Fiction

Goals: In this course students explore the fundamental elements of the craft of fiction used by published writers of fiction—including characterization, plot, POV, voice, setting, dialogue, structure, detail, theme, tension, and conflict—and apply insights concerning these elements to their own work and the work of their peers. They also revise original work that has benefited from instructor and/or workshop feedback.

Content: Students build skills through writing exercises and the study of contemporary and classic fiction. The course combines lecture, discussion, reading, writing exercises and experiments, and other assignments.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisites: FYW 1120 or its equivalent and WRIT 1500. WRIT 1500 may be taken simultaneously with WRIT 3120.

Credits: 4