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Course Description

Discuss different types of short fiction from micro to flash to regular short story. Delve into fundamentals including characterization, setting, and narrative arc. You will write and edit at least two drafts of your own work of short fiction. Collaborating with your instructor and fellow classmates, learn about your genre, its market, and publishing opportunities, and gain skill through practice.

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to utilize some of the basic techniques of writing short fiction, you will have written one short story, and you will have an enhanced appreciation of the short fiction genre.

Supporting Learning Outcome Statements

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Generate story ideas using a variety of methods

  • Recognize narrative Points of View

  • Create round characters and strong settings and dialogue

  • Edit fiction with increased competency

  • Define the conventions of the short story genre

  • Identify some of your own recurring writing strengths and weaknesses

  • Read short stories with an informed appreciation of the technical craft

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: Learning Online (BMC 152 or BMC 352) and Creative Writing Exploration (WRI 140) 

 

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Type
Online
Dates
Jan 28, 2020 to Mar 23, 2020
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $595.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook
No Required Text
Section Notes

We will discuss different types of short fiction from micro to flash to regular short story. You will delve into various fiction fundamentals including characterization, setting, and narrative arc. You will write and edit at least two drafts of your own work of short fiction. Collaborating with your instructor and fellow classmates, learn about your genre and its market, and gain skill through practice.

Prerequisites: Learning Online (BMC 152 or BMC 352)  and Creative Writing Exploration (WRI 140). 

** Students will be asked to reference material they have begun work on. **

This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L). Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am Mountain Time on the start date. 

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