EGL 12 W — Creating a Compelling Cast of Characters
This is the second course of the four-quarter sequence, “The Craft of Creative Writing: The Telling Tools.” The four courses focus on Description (Fall 2018), Character (Winter 2019), Scene (Spring 2019), and Point of View (Summer 2019). These courses are less workshop-oriented than most of our Creative Writing courses, instead devoting each quarter to an intensive and wide-ranging practicum in a key question of craft. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.
Martha Conway, AuthorMartha Conway’s latest novel, The Underground River, was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Her first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award, and her short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Carolina Quarterly, Massachusetts Review, The Quarterly, and other journals. Conway received an MA in creative writing from SF State.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Lily King, Euphoria (ISBN 978-0-8021-2370-1)
(Required) Ursula Le Guin, Steering the Craft (ISBN 978-0-544-61161-0)
(Recommended) Jane Smiley, 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel (ISBN 978-1-4000-3318-8)