In this fiction workshop, we will study and practice a range of narrative strategies and narratives forms. Or, plainly put, this is a class in how stories work. How situation, character, scene, dialogue, time, place, syntax, and diction might be managed in prose fiction to break a reader’s heart will be the at the core of our conversation. This course is writing and reading intensive. There will be weekly reading and writing assignments. Students are expected to explore, experiment, shape, and revise extensively.