EGL 65 WB — Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story
This course is appropriate for writers of all levels.
This is the third 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.
Deborah Johnson, AuthorDeborah Johnson’s most recent book, The Secret of Magic, received the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Her previous novel, The Air Between Us, received the Mississippi Library Association Award for Fiction. She lived for many years in Rome, where she was a translator, editor, and broadcaster at Vatican Radio, and has been director of the Colom Foundation in Columbus, Mississippi.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Jennifer Egan, The Keep (any edition or format) (ISBN 978-1400079742)
(Required) Tom Perrotta, Little Children (any edition or format) (ISBN B019L4KOYM)
(Required) Brett Anthony Johnston, Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer (any edition or format) (ISBN 978-0812975482)