The Practice of Writing

Spring 2017 quarter

Taught by

Steve Blakeslee
English, writing, literature

This course will give students a broad overview of prose writing and help them to broaden, deepen, and improve their own writing practice. We will explore every element of the writing process, learning to brainstorm, structure, draft, critique, rewrite, polish, share, and reflect. The course will also address key principles of good writing, challenges like procrastination and writer’s block, and ways to develop productive writing routines.

Program Details

Fields of Study


Preparatory For

Humanities, writing, education.


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Wed 5:30-9:30p

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning