Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description

Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Persuasive Settings: Why Description Matters
    Writing a great short story is like conveying a dream. As we will see from studying one famous master, a "persuasive" setting is necessary in order to build mood, character, and even plot.
  • Week 2 - If You Build It, They Will Come
    Pack your fiction with "vitamin-rich" detail. Looking at the work of both masters and students, we will discuss how funny, meaningful, and powerful details can be.
  • Week 3 - Credibility and Research
    Create settings both familiar and unfamiliar to you, while avoiding common missteps. You will be guided through several meditation exercises as you practice "imaginative research".
  • Week 4 - Realities
    Setting and description works in realist and non-realist fiction, as well as across literary genres. Consider how to write about your own "primal landscape".

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Amity Gaige
Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing

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At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.

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