UCLA Extension Online: Creative Writing Short Story
January 6 - March 24, 12 wks
This special workshop covers the key elements of fiction, including plot, characterization, setting, point-of-view, and various story development techniques, as well as publication markets.
The online course covers - Story Openings, Character Development I-Physical Description, Story Endings, Character Development II-Tastes, Habits, Routines, Character DevelopmentIII-III-Values, Voice, Ways of Thinking, Setting, Point of View/Narrative Voice, Conflict, Tension, Plot, Structure, Dialogue, Approaching the Marketplace and more.
The goal is to complete or rewrite three stories of average length. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Text: Best American Short Stories 2008, Rushdie,
ISBN: 9780618788774 Edition. There are weekly story readings from the anthology.
Daniel Jaffe, MFA, internationally published fiction writer, essayist, and literary translator whose novel, The Limits of Pleasure was selected by ForeWord Magazine as a Book of the Year Award finalist. Mr. Jaffe compiled and edited With Signs and Wonders: An International Anthology of Jewish Fabulist Fiction.
"Creative writers flourish only in a trusting environment--here we are, exposing parts of ourselves, our imaginations, experiences, philosophies, loves, and hates..."
Online courses are accessible 24/7, from home, work, or abroad. Online course discussions, work submission, and exams take place in Blackboard. For an orientation, visit www.uclaextension.blackboard.com.
Other January Online Courses: Advanced: The Art of Short Story, Poetry, and The Creative Journey.
About UCLA Extension - Est. in 1917, UCLA Extension is the continuing education arem of the University of California at Los Angeles.
For more information, visit the Writer's Program www.uclaextnsion.edu/writers or call 310-825-9416.
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