Introduction Fiction
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Literary Studies
Course Number: LLSW 2020
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course provides an introduction to the central concepts and techniques of fiction writing and creative writing workshop. Through exposure to a variety of literary texts across genres, periods, and styles, students learn to read as fiction writers—focusing as much on how stories are constructed as on what they say or mean—in order to enhance their knowledge of and facility with the basic elements of storytelling, including setting, character, plot, dialogue, tone, voice, point of view, symbolism, and so on. Students likewise develop an applied understanding of process, revision, and craft by composing their own stories and submitting them for consideration in workshop, using the constructive criticism of their peers to aid and guide the revisions and rewriting of their own creative work.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.


Not open to Fifth Year students.

Not open to Senior students.