Thursday, August 30, 2012

Setting and Specificity of Detail

Details make our writing real in the eyes of the reader.  And the best place to see detail (literally) is in the setting.  By examining how authors use setting to establish place, we can better understand how to use specific and relevant details to bring our writing to life.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Assigned Texts - English 227 - Fall 2012

For this course, we'll be using four rather thick anthologies.  I've selected these anthologies to provide a good overview of fiction, poetry, and memoir.  Here are links to purchase these books from Barnes and Noble (which may provide cheaper rates than the bookstore).

English 227 - Introduction to Creative Writing - Fall 2012

Welcome to English 227.  In this course, we'll be considering the variety in forms and genre of creative writing, and then examining the habits and mechanics of successful writing.