Course code LitZ3117
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 20 12 48
E-courses LitZ3117: Creative writing II. The Writing of fiction
Course annotation The goals of the course: the aim of the course is to introduce students to an understanding of issues of fiction writing.
Course content: lectures will look at most important aspects of fiction writing such as plot creation and storytelling techniques. The knowledge of theory is consolidated by writing exercises and analyses of texts at seminars.

Academic competencies: knowledge of basic issues in theory of fiction.
Professional competences: students will acquire an insight into practical application of literary theory to their creative work. Successful acquisition of this course will enable the students to create fiction of various genres and becoming adept in differentiation of various stylistic means, develop their own literary style.
Course plan
1.Introduction. Story ideas.L2
2.Caracter and conflictL2
3.Setting. World building.L2
4.Plot and storyL2
5.Theory and practice: plot in modern fiction.S2
6.Synopsis analysisS2
8.Writing processL2
9.Intrigue and suspenseL2
11.Writing styleL2
13.Story analisisS2
14.Story analisisS2
15.Story analisisS2
16.Story analisisS2
Requirements for obtaining credit points
1) 80% attendance of lectures and seminars or independent research paper on the themes discussed in the course,
2) poetic exercises (25% of total),
3) synopsis (25% of total),
4) short story 10 000 – 20 000 characters (50% of total exam).

Study programmes Baltic Philology