42.310 Writing Popular Fiction

Writing Popular Fiction

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5100
Status Active

This course is designed for students who are interested in writing in one or more of the popular forms of genre fiction: the mystery, the horror story, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and the thriller. Class time will be spent discussing and work-shopping student writing. Some time will also be devoted each week to brief lectures on practical matters like choosing between the short story and the novel, finding ideas, constructing plots, building characters, pacing, generating suspense, and marketing one's work. In addition, there will be assigned readings to illustrate the above.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.