EGL 65 W — Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story
This is the first course of the four-quarter sequence “The Craft of Creative Writing: The Essential Tools.” The four courses will focus on Scene (Fall 2017), Character (Winter 2018), Description (Spring 2018), and The Sentence (Summer 2018). These courses are less workshop-oriented than most Continuing Studies Creative Writing courses, instead devoting each quarter to an intensive and wideranging practicum in a key question of craft. The purpose of these courses is to give students a more comprehensive treatment of craft issues than might be found in other courses. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.
Helena Echlin, AuthorHelena Echlin is the author of the novels Mr. Best Ever and Gone, as well as numerous articles that have been published in UK newspapers such as The Guardian and The Times, and in US publications such as Yoga Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle. For five years, she wrote the etiquette advice column “Table Manners” for Chowhound.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Tom Perrotta, Little Children (ISBN 978-0312315733)
(Required) Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew (ISBN 978-0812981223)
(Recommended) Edited by Lex Willard and Michael Martone, The Touchstone Anthology of Creative Nonfiction (ISBN 978-1416531746)
(Recommended) Brett Anthony Johnson , Naming the World (ISBN 978-0812975482)