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Montgomery College    
  Jan 23, 2018
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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ENGL 265 - Advanced Creative Writing of Fiction

An advanced workshop designed to raise a student's work to a professional level for eventual publication. Manuscripts are analyzed in class discussion with emphasis on the finer elements of narrative, characterization, dialogue, and pacing. Techniques of novella and novel writing are presented. The work of established mainstream and genre writers is also scrutinized to heighten awareness of various literary approaches. May not be taken concurrently with other fiction writing courses. PREREQUISITE(S): ENGL 264  or the equivalent or consent of instructor based upon a writing sample. May be repeated for credit. Three hours each week. Formerly EN 219.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply key literary concepts and techniques to improve his/her own writing.
  • Evaluate his/her own work and the work of his/her classmates, and provide constructive criticism in a collaborative workshop setting.
  • Recognize and understand the techniques of established writers and apply them to his/her own work.
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in the writing process as it pertains to creative writing through drafting, revising and presenting individual work.
  • Show an understanding of fiction that reflects a diversity of writers whose work has contributed to the genre.
  • Show an understanding of the process involved in preparing a work for publication.
  • Identify and apply advanced elements of narrative including techniques for more sophisticated characterization, dialog and pacing.
  • Identify techniques specific to novella and novel writing.

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