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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 53200
Adv Focused Fiction Workshop

Instructor: Tony D'Souza

Class Type: Workshop

Course Description:
What part of the literary family tree do you belong to? By exploring a wide range of writers and styles from the minimalist Ray Carver to the fantastical Italo Calvino, we'll develop a stronger foundation in the canon we all spring from, while cultivating our own writing through intensive workshops. The fictional line may have the longest learning curve of all the literary arts, especially for the beginning novelist. This course will emphasize the art of writer's discipline and offer tips on creating the routine and creative workspace a writer needs to run the marathon of writing a great book. Character, tone, and gravitas will all be discussed in relation to our work and final projects will include an exploration of the contemporary publishing marketplace and just how one goes about submitting work and seeing our names in real print.

Textbook:
No textbook is required. 

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301