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Creative Writing II (LLWRC 825)

LLWRC825Taught in a workshop format, this course will get your creative juices flowing as we expand on topics covered in Creative Writing: voice, tone, point of view and use of tense along with journeying into literary elements such as metaphor and simile, symbolism, structure, and others. This class is a fun way to build and develop the skills in an encouraging and supportive environment. Come prepared to read, write, and talk. This course is designed and required to be taken following Creative Writing (LLWRC 780).


Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
February 23rd - March 30th, 2021
6:30-8:30 p.m.


Class Resources

Syllabus (Spring 2021)

Weekly Lecture Notes and Materials:

Week 1: Story Elements

Lecture Slides - Week 1

Character Questionnaire

Johnny's Character Sheet

Guidelines for Critique Sessions

Standard Manuscript Format

The Waking, Theodore Roethke

Week 2: Building Blocks

Lecture Slides - Week 2

Scene & Sequel

Hills Like White Elephants, Ernest Hemingway

Week 3: Structure

Lecture Slides - Week 3

Scene Outline Worskheet

There Will Come Soft Rains, Ray Bradbury

Week 4: Supports

Lecture Slides - Week 4

Twist Worksheet

The Storm, Kate Chopin

Week 5: Sharing

Lecture Slides - Week 5

Types of Publishers

Types of Editors

How to Become a Writer, Lorrie Moore

Week 6: A Life of Letters

Lecture Slides - Week 6

Johnny's "List of Books You Should Read"


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Johnny's Character Sheet Templates:

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