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ENG 2250 Introduction to Creative Writing

Develop skills for understanding and analyzing the art and craft of writing fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama, focusing on the basics of writing creatively including description, image, rhythm, sound, metaphor, voice, storytelling, and character. Develop critical editorial skills for peers' work. Discuss how a particular work is successful and how to make it stronger. Read published stories, essays, poems, and plays that represent a variety of diverse voices in terms of craft. Learn how to apply the techniques of a diverse array of writers to their own writing. Explore hybrid forms and emerging media.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: English
Repeatable Credit: Yes
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Become familiar with and write in several genres, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and drama.
  • Demonstrate awareness of voices from diverse cultural, historical and experiential backgrounds as well as self-awareness of factors and influences at play in shaping the student's own voice.
  • Demonstrate critical reading skills for critiquing fiction, essays, poetry, and drama, both one's own and peers'.
  • Extensively revise and edit students' own and others' work.
  • Incorporate the basics of writing creatively: description, image, rhythm, sound, metaphor, voice, storytelling, and character development, in the various genres.
  • Recognize how hybrid forms and emerging media influence the craft of writing creatively.
  • Understand and use the basic techniques and terminology of writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3