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ENG 2256 Fiction Writing

Traditional elements of short stories (character, scene, conflict, exposition, dialogue, plot and point of view) will be studied, involving student practice in a workshop setting. In addition to extensive student practice, students will read and analyze the work of published writers, learn how to submit their own work for publication and extensively study and write in one or more literary genres. Students will also study alternative or experimental fiction writing techniques.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

Course Outcomes
  • Integrate short story elements of plot, character, setting, point of view, beats, interior monologue, and voice into students' own stories.
  • Collaborate in large and small group settings to critique fiction.
  • Extensively revise and edit students' own and others' stories.
  • Analyze stylistic elements of tone, diction, point of view, dialogue, and sentence structure in professional published fiction.
  • Become familiar with and write in one or more literary genres.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication, including writing cover letters and researching markets.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: English
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Echols
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 16
Section: 501
Open Seats: 16
Section: 501
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Faculty: Echols
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 23
Meets: MW from 9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 23
Meets: MW from
9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: 101