TR 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM
When we read fiction, we enter a created world. Even when a story’s setting is a realistic one, the writer has used detail, characterization, point of view, tone, emotion, and event to generate a highly particular version of reality. In this class, we’ll look at fiction from a range of genres—science fiction, romance, fantasy, literary, historical, mystery—as we examine how writers tell us what we need to know in order to navigate their worlds. Through both individual writing and reading assignments and in-class group exercises, you’ll work to discover what reality you wish to create as a writer and how to create it.