NWRW

2304

Beginning the Novel

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Beginning the Novel

Spring 2020

Taught By: Catherine Texier

Section: A

CRN: 3756

Credits: 3

In a relaxed and supportive but intellectually rigorous atmosphere, this beginner's course explores the delicate alchemy that produces excellent fiction. In our attempt to pinpoint exactly why we feel certain works are successful, we scrutinize character, tone, point of view, setting, plot, and dialogue, with a focus on the metaphor as a resonant thematic pattern. Close attention is paid to craft, to the necessary artifice behind the art of fiction. The course is taught as an interactive workshop: Students submit chapters from their novels-in-progress for group assessment. Most sessions include a topic presentation and a discussion of assigned readings. Ultimately, students must internalize the skills they learn until those skills become second nature.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:51am 9/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

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Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020