Good stories have the power to transform the mundane into the magical, the distant into the intimate, and the incomprehensible into the reasonable. They transcend their characters, plots, and situations to connect with readers in deep and meaningful ways. Good stories stick to the bones. In this course we will examine fiction writing strategies and explore basic elements of craft including voice, tense, character, point of view, plot, and style. The course will include the reading and discussion of published work and craft essays, in-class writing and writing prompts, and a workshop of class work.
About the instructor
DANA KROOS grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and received an MFA in fiction from New Mexico State University and her PhD from the UH Creative Writing Program, where she was an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow and was awarded the Inprint Joan and Stanford Alexander Prize in Fiction and the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prizes in Fiction and Nonfiction. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Florida Review, Penumbra, The Superstition Review, Minnesota Monthly, and other literary publications. She has taught English and art courses at the university level for 15 years.
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