In this course, we will further practice and study the craft of writing fiction. We will focus, on a deeper level, on the basic elements of fiction. In the intermediate fiction course, we will also thoroughly discuss the idea of voice as it relates to fiction and aesthetic. How do writers create voice and to what effect? What are the implications of voice and why is it important? We will move away from the short story canon and focus on the contemporary landscape for literary fiction as we write alongside new and established names in contemporary fiction and attempt to define our own aesthetic and find our own voices.