ENGL 239 Writing Fiction III • 5 Cr.

Description

Continuation of ENGL 238 (prev ENGL 234). Prerequisite: ENGL 238 (prev ENGL 234 with a C- or better or entry code.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish between plot and story
  • Show, rather than tell, by using specific details, naming nouns and strong, active verbs
  • Develop scenes
  • Create believable characters through description, action, scene, and dialogue
  • Establish and sustain a point of view
  • Create and sustain tension
  • Control sentence structure, length and word choice to create a particular tone and mood
  • Critique, revise, and edit works in progress

Offered