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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Creative Writing: The Craft of Character by Wesleyan University

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About the Course

At the center of a good story are the characters in it. In this course aspiring writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters. We will study the choices a writer makes to bring all characters to life on the page, and we will perform written exercises in order to develop a variety of writing and pre-writing techniques, in order to create a variety of characters. We will learn how to use our own life experiences, and the people we know (and how not to!). We will develop inner (thoughts and feelings) and outer (appearance, habits, behavior) lives for our characters and see how that can lead us to richer and more interesting stories. We will breathe life into our characters and let them surprise us....

Top reviews

SS
Aug 10, 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.

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Sep 25, 2020

The course was very well-structured and challenging. The instructor is very experienced and good, thus used relevant materials for this course, be it the guests, or the assignments, or the examples.

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By José A C R

Apr 13, 2017

A good course with many recommendations on how to build a character.

By Janet W

Aug 15, 2016

I absolutely LOVE this course! Thank you so much for offering them.

By Loukas P

Apr 11, 2021

Excellent teaching and the organization of this course was perfect.

By joseph d r

Aug 7, 2020

Great instructor. Very helpful conversations and guest interviews!

By Shubham H

Apr 30, 2020

The character understanding was interpreted in-depth. Great Course.

By Divesh D

May 2, 2020

Loved the course. Highly recommend this to all aspiring writers!

By Kelly C

Jul 19, 2016

simple easy but not that easy

Assignment tho it's good for you

By Florence L

Apr 29, 2020

Good class. Assignment could be more precise (number of words).

By Dima M M R

Oct 18, 2017

Very challenging, pushes your ability and limits of creativity

By Tom S

Dec 14, 2020

thoroughly enjoyable and looking forward to my other modules.

By Eline L

Jun 19, 2020

Great course. I certainly learned a lot.

Thank you Coursera!

By Johanne L L

Jun 8, 2016

Amazing teacher, wonderful content - incredibly recommended!

By Heather F R

Aug 13, 2016

Excellent course. Looking forward to starting the next one.

By Marianna M

Mar 26, 2016

One of the better and most in-depth courses in this field.

By Leo J R J

Oct 29, 2018

Nicely done Weslyan! Well paced, interesting assignments.

By cora B

Apr 2, 2016

Enjoyed building my characters as the course progressed.

By Sebastián V

Nov 3, 2019

Thanks! I liked so much. The exercises were awesome!

By Hana H

Dec 22, 2018

Very good course for everyone interested in writing

By Aniketh B

May 29, 2020

Loved the Course. Thank you for all the resources.

By Debashish S

Sep 10, 2020

It is an exceptionally awesome course. Loved it!

By Srinivas R

Jun 26, 2017

Helped me build and develop exciting characters.

By Hilal I

Nov 4, 2017

amy bloom, thank you, thank you, thank you 🙏

By Claudia M

Jun 28, 2018

I loved the course and the Professor Hosting

By Judy W W J

Nov 27, 2018

Great course that exceeded my expectations.

By Denise F

Aug 7, 2018

Learned a lot! Love Amy Bloom's teaching.