NWRW

3303

Fiction Writing

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Fiction Writing

Spring 2019

Taught By: Sidney Offit

Section: A

CRN: 1145

Credits: 3

This course acquaints students with aspects of fiction-writing technique. It is designed for students trying to develop a project or find the approach with which they can best express themselves. The instructor discusses viewpoint, mood, characterization, dialogue, plot, and story. Readings from the works of Joyce, Hemingway, Sterne, and D. H. Lawrence demonstrate these elements. During the early weeks, the instructor may give assignments to help students explore their own experiences for realization in a short story or novel. Students may be asked to write a scene depicting a child-parent relationship or to create a dialogue between characters one of whom wants something from the other. Experiments in various styles are encouraged. Work is read aloud and examined. Promising projects are developed under the instructor's supervision, and consideration is given to publication possibilities. An editor or writer may occasionally visit the class to share his or her experiences with students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

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: 1:40am 11/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019

Fiction Writing

Fall 2018

Taught By: Sidney Offit

Section: A

CRN: 1168

Credits: 3

This course acquaints students with aspects of fiction-writing technique. It is designed for students trying to develop a project or find the approach with which they can best express themselves. The instructor discusses viewpoint, mood, characterization, dialogue, plot, and story. Readings from the works of Joyce, Hemingway, Sterne, and D. H. Lawrence demonstrate these elements. During the early weeks, the instructor may give assignments to help students explore their own experiences for realization in a short story or novel. Students may be asked to write a scene depicting a child-parent relationship or to create a dialogue between characters one of whom wants something from the other. Experiments in various styles are encouraged. Work is read aloud and examined. Promising projects are developed under the instructor's supervision, and consideration is given to publication possibilities. An editor or writer may occasionally visit the class to share his or her experiences with students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 13

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*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: 1:40am 11/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 410

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018