What is genre fiction? Is it something real and specific or simply a marketing category? What genres particularly interest the members of this class?
How do we recognize an individual work as belonging to a particular genre? How do we define the edges of the genres?
|Laetz, Brian, and Joshua J. Johnston. "What is Fantasy?" Philosophy and Literature 32, no. 1 (2008): 161–72.|
The Reader Writer Contract
|The Reader Writer Contract by Chawna Schroeder|
Suspense, Structure, and Keeping/Telling Secrets
|Sayers, Dorothy. The Nine Tailors. Mariner Books, 1966. ISBN: 9780156658997.|
Trope and Cliché
|Jones, Diana Wynn. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel. Firebird Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780142407226.|
Building the World
Teaching the Rules
First Piece Due
This book was determined by the genre interests of the class.
|Workshopping – The Rules of Engagement & The Mechanics (PDF)|
|12||Crossover and Combination||To be determined by the genre interests of the class.|
Second Piece Due
Session 17: Third Piece Due
All Final Drafts Due
|23||Life in Real World Genre Publishing|