Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ENG                                     Course Number: 313                                    
Course Title: Advanced Fiction Writing
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Advanced Fiction Writing is a continuation of the 200-level Fiction Writing course and will be conducted as a writing workshop where students will read and critique each other?s original stories. Students will study how to distinguish the choices professional writers make; that is, they will not only critique stories thematically but will gain insight into how a writer composes a work of fiction. Because many of the best contemporary stories are character-driven as opposed to plot-driven, and because student writers should master the more conservative elements of fiction writing before proceeding to experimental forms, students will write character-driven, thematically resonant stories. After the workshops, where students will comment on their peers? work carefully and constructively, student writers will thoroughly revise their stories.

Prerequisite: ENG 201, ENG 216
Start Date:    11/30/2012                         End Date: