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This is an advanced level fiction course for students who want to explore the novel form and generate work for their own novels. It is understood that the novel is a long, circuitous journey. Within the structure of this class, students will generate early material as well as develop an individual relationship with their work. Emphasis will be on the novel's possibility and potential as students develop their fictional dream. Early work will not be critiqued but will be shared informally with peers as time allows. As part of our exploration, we will read novels with a range of narrative strategies. Readings on craft will also be included. Students should expect to write at least ten new pages per week, participate in class exercises and discussion, write brief responses to assigned readings, and complete a final project.
O'Connor, Sheila, "WRIT8401-JD.The Novel.F15.O'Connor,Sheila" (2015). Syllabi. 6281.