||Meets MnTC Goal Area 6F. This creative writing course focuses on the writing of short fiction. It is designed to offer students practice in the composition of fiction and other narrative modes of writing. Emphasis will be on writing original work and on learning skills needed to write narratives that achieve a desired effect on an audience. The course will emphasize helping students learn to develop their creative voice. This course counts as a fine arts course; it places emphasis on the creation of fine arts as opposed to the formal, critical analysis of them. The course may include analyzing masterpiece models, writing in the genre of short fiction and possibly creative essays, biography, autobiography, and/or travelogues. Students will present and submit manuscripts, discuss each other's work in a workshop format and will be expected to edit and critique both their own and fellow students' works.
- Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of the artistic nature of fiction.
- Understand how fiction can express the values within a writer's particular historical and social context.
- Understand how fiction can express a student's values within his/her particular historical and social context.
- Respond critically to the creative writing efforts of others.
- Write their own creative works with artistry and style, using the various tools and elements available to writers of literary works.
- Articulate an informed personal reaction to one's own writing.
- Articulate an informed personal reaction to the writings of others.
- Revise fiction pieces based on expanding knowledge of the genre, and, if appropriate, feedback from informed readers.
- Demonstrate a willingness to connect with an audience of informed readers.
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