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CMM 285 - Introduction to Creative Writing (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 101 . (Cross-referenced with ENG 285 .)


This course will engage students in the craft of storytelling. They will practice both fiction and creative nonfiction, learning to apply techniques associated with each genre for the benefit of writing in both genres. They will also identify and evaluate important distinctions between the two, notably the nonfiction writer’s burden of accuracy and authenticity. Deliberate focus on the acquisition and value of narrative knowledge will enable students to articulate how and why stories work, thus equipping them in the future to assess their own creative work and improve under their own critical guidance.