Aug 11, 2016
I loved this course! Extremely useful and hands on. The course instructor was really impressive, both informative and empathetic, both arty and to the point. Totally admired her style of instruction.
Aug 08, 2016
Excellent teaching, be aware the meat of this course is in the interviews. If you read and watch them then the assignments are self-explanatory. The discussion boards were however a disappointment.
Mar 14, 2016
Wonderful! Very informative. Filled with examples, literature and very interesting interviews! Thank you so much! You're a great teacher!
By Sonia F•
Sep 01, 2017
I've learnt a lot on this course specifically about character. I'm enrolled for all of the courses, as they are complimentary and some of the suggestions and tricks really make the difference to how I look at writing now. Thanks to Amy Bloom and her guests!
By Ole D J•
Feb 19, 2018
Can feel the missing pieces slowly fall together in my writing for every assignment.
So happy this and the other related courses were made available on Coursera.
Will mention the author as well as this course in my first book if I manage to get it published.
By Maihaa R•
Aug 28, 2016
Excellent On-line Course in Creative Writing developing Character. Amy Bloom was an exceptional Instructor, both in her lesson planning and video lectures and interviews, as well as in her caring monitoring of the class involvement, progress and questions. Thank you, Amy, for offering us your knowledge in such an interesting and engaging form!
By Srinivas R•
Jun 26, 2017
Helped me build and develop exciting characters.
By Alan F•
Dec 27, 2017
Course addresses one of my fundamental weaknesses in writing. Helped a lot.
By Angelo B•
Mar 20, 2016
I love writing, and even if English is not my mother tongue this course is enjoyable and useful!
By Carol W•
Nov 08, 2016
Great course, the instructor provided insights into what makes a character interesting.
By Cora B•
Apr 02, 2016
Enjoyed building my characters as the course progressed.
By Hiobi H•
Sep 05, 2017
Merci une fois de plus pour ce cours très très instructif. Les enseignants m'aident à poursuivre mon projet de littéraire actuellement en cours.
By Annette B•
Mar 14, 2016
Another 5-star Wesleyan University creative writing course. Again, if you want to submit assignments and receive feedback from peers, this is not permitted if you're auditing the course. That aside, this course helps you consider character development on a more complex level.
By Debra T•
Jun 13, 2018
Professor Bloom was so great and full of invaluable knowledge. I learned so much, thank you!
By Jose A P M•
Jun 29, 2017
The interviews with professional writers are great! It's good to listen to people who are working with their minds and points of view and how they use that to create. Professor Amy Bloom has a great pedagogic skill. She asks the right questions and gives us great explanations.
By Vicky W•
Jan 17, 2017
Great course. Incredibly helpful.
By Charlotte M R F•
Sep 25, 2016
Wondeful information on creating characters and breathing life into them.
By Kelly C•
Jul 20, 2016
simple easy but not that easy
Assignment tho it's good for you
By Daniel C•
Dec 15, 2016
By Abrar A A•
Mar 20, 2018
I love the professor. Her tips and lessons and also the assignments.. They were quite challenging and took time to understand.. but I loved it
By Brian D•
May 09, 2016
Very good course, gave a lot of insight on writing and specially about the character
By Sam ( D C•
Mar 06, 2016
I am learning a lot, particularly that I can write up to several thousand words per day; not just words, but meaningful words.
Aug 14, 2016
learned a lot!
By Aecio d B V N•
Jul 24, 2017
Some very interesting topics.
But, overall, the most interesting, challenging and fun part of the course were the exercises - they were the best part of the course.
Dec 06, 2017
Great exercises that are very effective. A well-taught course with clever instruction designed to get you to the heart of writing character.
By Roy N•
Jan 08, 2018
This course challenged me and my process for developing characters. It provided me new perspectives on how to do that.
By John D•
Dec 02, 2016
Terrific class that does a great job of teaching how to write believable characters. I also learned a lot about how to incorporate your characters in your setting and how to write different points of view.