September 05, 2005

Kennedy, Raymond
Narrative Forms

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

The class is a waste of time. You write short stories, workshop them anonymously (but since he calls on everyone else for feedback except the writer, it's obvious) and then at the end of the semester, you get a grade. How he grades it? Who knows. The point is, you won't learn anything about your writing or how to write "a good short story" Either he likes your work or he doesn't. It could be the best story in the world but if it doesn't go with his taste, forget it. He'll tell you he "didn't care too much for that piece" if possibly, point how a few good things he liked and that's it.

Workload:

3 Short Stories (though we only had to do 2).