Special Topics: Fantasy
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Special Topics: Fantasy Pre-Req: WRIT 3120 (Forms & Elements I-Fiction) Cross-listed with MFA All fiction seeks to immerse readers in another experience--another world. But successful fantasy fiction allows readers to believe six impossible things before breakfast. It's the job of the writer to provide the convincing fictional elements that allow readers to suspend their disbelief for the length of the tale. In this course, students will learn narrative techniques that make for a truly immersive fantasy. They'll read short fiction by contemporary writers in the field, to explore styles and subjects. They'll write short stories in several different subgenres of fantasy. They'll learn to build convincing characters and worlds. They'll practice controlling the reader's experience through point of view, description, and language, and consider how structure affects fantastic narratives. And they'll help each other solve problems and take chances in their fiction. Instructor: Emma Bull
Bull, Emma, "WRIT3980-01.Special Topics: Fantasy.Sp15.Bull,Emma" (2015). Syllabi. 5244.