Oct 20, 2021
WRT 226 - Special Projects in Fiction 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Advanced fiction writing for book-length projects. Includes techniques for book-length fiction writing, original writing and/or revision process, critical responses to fiction, and marketing and publishing of fiction books.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 216 with a C or better.
Information: Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course. May be taken four times for a maximum of twelve credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Describe techniques for book-length fiction writing.
- Apply techniques to original writing and revision.
- Develop criteria for critical analysis of peer and published fiction.
- Demonstrate professional marketing and publishing skills for books.
- Techniques for Book-Length Fiction Writing
- Material and theme
- Point of view and voice
- Character development
- Linked-story collection
- Writing process
- Approaches to sustaining book-length projects
- Conventions and experimentation
- Original Writing and/or Revision Process
- Select one of the following (10,000 words)
- Three short stories for inclusion in a collection
- Revision of a series of short stories for a collection
- Three chapters or sections of a novella
- Revision of a novella in progress
- Three chapters of a novel
- Revision of a novel in progress
- Technique applications
- Critical Responses to Fiction
- Approaches to peer review
- Analysis of published novellas and short novels
- Uses of critiques for revision
- Marketing and Publishing of Fiction Books
- Book synopses and query letters
- Manuscript preparation
- Fiction markets
- Literary agents
- Publishing process
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