Beginning Fiction
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: MFA Creative Writing Program
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 2305
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction
  • Literature
This course begins with short writing exercises designed to jump-start creative thinking and to explore fiction basics: character, dialogue, plot, point of view, and imagery. Students then submit longer pieces to be discussed in a workshop setting, which are reviewed with particular attention to technique, style, and narrative structure. Readings include works by James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Mavis Gallant, Virginia Woolf, and Paul Bowles.
Course Open to: Degree Students