ENGL 130: Introduction to Fiction Writing

Self-paced Online

Students study the practice of basic fiction techniques and write numerous short papers as well as one complete story. Students read and analyze literary stories by well-known writers. Each student keeps a journal. NOTE: Because of the creative nature of the work in this course, both on the part of the student and the instructor, students should not take it under pressure of receiving credit by a specific deadline. This course has no final exam.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Cassill and Bausch, Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, 7th edition (2005), ISBN 978-0393926118

  • Burroway, Writing Fiction, 9th edition (2014), ISBN 978-0321923165

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Richard Krawiec, MA
  • Credit-granting Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Number of Assignments: 9
  • Prerequisite(s): ENGL 105 (or a second-semester college-level composition course) or permission of instructor
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.
  • This course does not count toward the undergraduate minor in Creative Writing at UNC Chapel Hill. Students interested in the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill should refer to the Creative Writing Program’s website for information.

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