Intermediate Fiction Workshop
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Writing
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 3338
Course Format: Seminar
Permission Required: No
This workshop is designed for students who have writing experience or life experience that puts them beyond the beginner level. Class exercises develop writing skills and broaden students' awareness of creative possibilities. Readings on structure and technique by Madison Smartt Bell and Joyce Carol Oates guide the class's thinking and discussions. Selected works by contemporary authors, coupled with interviews from the Paris Review, encourage students to explore influences and techniques. Student writing is workshopped throughout, enabling students to develop their own understanding of what it means to write fiction. Confidence and ability go hand in hand, and this course is designed to give students the resources and stamina that they need to mature as writers.