Wesleyan University
Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description
Wesleyan University

Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description

This course is part of Creative Writing Specialization

Taught in English

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Amity Gaige

Instructor: Amity Gaige

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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7 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

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.

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7 videos4 readings1 peer review

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.

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4 videos3 readings1 peer review

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".

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4 videos1 peer review

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".

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4 videos1 peer review

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Amity Gaige
Wesleyan University
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