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.
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: Learning Online (BMC 152 or BMC 352) and Creative Writing Exploration (WRI 140)
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Creative Writing Certificate : Genre Courses