PWR 427 Advanced Fiction Writing (3 credits)

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide academic instruction in reviewing classic and current prominent fiction written from a Christian perspective, analyzing current fiction and novels, and learning the basics of writing effective fiction. The ultimate goal is to clearly and accurately communicate themes that reflect a Christian worldview in an excellent and effective manner. The course is taught through a partnership with Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild and Taylor University. No online component: Students receive the initial writing materials and submit work via email. Prerequisite: PWR327

This course may transfer as an English course. Please check with your home institution to verify the transferability.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Gain a working knowledge of the skills necessary for review, subject research and market analysis for
• Increase understanding of current needs and guidelines of fiction publishers
• Recognize book ideas, conduct adequate research and apply the skills learned in the course to write
    effective fiction
• Engage in the study of literature, be alert for and analyze the value of ideas for powerful fiction, and be
    able to effectively reflect a compassionate Christian worldview
• Analyze the information learned in the class, and be able to integrate it with excellent writing skills,
    resulting in clear and effective communication


All required material is obtained through Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild Guild and bookstores. Additional fee: $250

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 14 assignments, and no exams.

Learning Evaluation

Assignments are graded by JJWG mentor-professors who are experienced writers and teachers. The final grade is submitted to and transcripted by Taylor University.

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