Monday, January 30, 2017

SP17 IMF53705 The Long Story & Novella - J. Ted Morrissey

Online Class
IMF 53705 Sel Emph F: The Long Story & Novella

Instructor: J. Ted Morrissey

Class Type: Literature

Course Description:
In workshops, fiction writers often focus on the short-story form; however, nearly all fiction writers aspire to be novelists. The leap from story writing to novel writing can be daunting. The focus of this course is literature that falls into that gray area between the typical short story and novel: the long story and the novella (which can be interchangeable terms). We will read eight works of fiction, with a particular emphasis on studying the elements in these shorter works that we normally associate with full-blown novels. While length is most readily identified as the chief difference between short stories and novels, in this course we will see that there is much more to it than mere word count—and in so doing hopefully facilitate the tricky transition from short-form to long-form writer.

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

Textbook info for SP QTR 17 is available HERE (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

Start DateMonday, April 10

Class Preview Date: March 27 (do not post in class until start date of 4/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 4/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

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