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College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 281 - Crafts of Writing: Fiction

This course will focus in a variety of ways on the development of skills for writing fiction, building on the work done in ENGL 120. Depending on the instructor, it may approach the creative process through, for example, writing from models of the short story (both classic and contemporary), working with the technical components of fiction (e.g., plot, setting, structure, characterization), or developing linked stories or longer fictions (or other methodology selected by the instructor: see department postings for details). It will involve extensive readings and discussion of fiction in addition to regular fiction writing assignments. The course may be conducted to some extent in workshop format; the emphasis will be on continuing to develop writing skills. Course may be taken twice for credit, so long as it is with a different instructor. Prerequisite(s):   taken at Macalester. Every year. (4 Credits)