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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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CRWR 241 - Creative Writing: Fiction

4 Credit(s)

This course is an introduction to the principles and practice of writing, editing, and publishing short fiction. Students will focus on such elements as character, conflict, plot, point of view, setting, theme, dialogue, and tone both through the study of exemplary short fiction and through creating their own short stories that might then be entered in contests or sent off for publication. Students can expect to write two to three stories as well as other exercises such as textual analysis and peer reviews. Workshop discussions may be used along with instructor feedback to guide revision and editing of student work.

Prerequisite: A passing grade of (C- or better) in WR 121  or waiver based on instructor's evaluation of student writing 
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Write a short story in accordance with the requirements of a specific publisher, magazine, or short fiction contest
2. Judge the suitability of specific publishers, magazines, or short fiction contests as potential recipients of the student's creative writing
3. Distinguish between more helpful comments and less unhelpful comments provided them by reviewer of their short fiction
4. Provide appropriate feedback when asked to review unpublished drafts of short fiction written by their peers

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