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.
By Krysten C•
Dec 31, 2019
Really loved this course. The assignments were challenging in their own ways, bringing you out of your writing bubble and getting you to really think about your characters and how to bring them to life.
By Eneida A M•
Nov 02, 2016
In this course I learned how to build characters traits and bring them to life. I also learned about POVs and the difference between them. I wrote, rewrote and did it! A special thanks to Amy B.
By R.K. M•
Jan 24, 2018
This course had great focus and helped highlight and give remedies for a number of areas where I need a great deal of improvement. Both the instruction and the peer review was very helpful.
By natcha w•
May 24, 2020
This course is recommended for everyone who wants to start writing story, fiction or novel. It gives you the opportunity to create characters and teaches you how to make them come to life.
By Janet S•
Jul 20, 2017
Excellent course. I didn't know what to expect when I started. I was very pleasantly surprised at both how challenging - and rewarding - I found it. Amy Bloom was brilliant. Thank you!
May 21, 2017
The course is excellent and I want to learn more. I enjoyed the first assignment and was disappointed when I couldn't submit the first assignment because I hadn't purchased the course.
By Jillian K•
Dec 06, 2017
This course was an excellent blend of basics and simple intense assignments to practice the concepts learned. I enjoyed every course in the Creative Writing Specialization. Thank you
By Michael Y•
Feb 08, 2019
The second part of Wesleyan's Creative Writing course is, yet again, a wealth of knowledge for aspiring writers of all types. Thanks to Amy Bloom, Coursera, and Wesleyan University!
By Alyanna J d L•
Jul 26, 2017
I am glad I can view the lectures even I have no money to pay for the course. I really love writing (in my own native language) so the course is really a lot of help! I love it! :)
By Brian C•
Aug 18, 2017
You know something is amiss with your writing when a friend suggests more character development and you have to ask them what that means. This course was enjoyable a great start.
Aug 07, 2016
I like this course. I have done some good job and at the same time I can feel some disadvantages of myself. I learned how to find, create a character and how to make them alive.
By LeAttol ( E L•
Jan 09, 2019
The students submitting offer a surprising amount of talent and inspiration. The course itself is well made so as to provide students with the rationale to overachieve -LeAttol
By Sanjana N•
Nov 30, 2019
The course was immensely helpful. Especially as a budding writer, it gets quite tough to put characters and dialogues into good words. This course helped me do exactly that.
By Carreen P•
Nov 24, 2017
Amy Bloom is very clear in her thoughts and lucid in her explanations. A very well delivered series. Time well spent with great pleasure . Thank you for bringing this to us.
By Santiago C•
Mar 31, 2016
It is a really good course, i've got some problems with the task, because it was a bit difficult for me as my native language is Spanish, but despite that, it went all good.
By Lisa K•
Oct 01, 2018
This course is wonderfully crafted; the assignments were creative and challenging, the lectures deeply knowing, expressive and, of course, articulate, and I love Amy Bloom.
Aug 06, 2017
Wonderful course with tons of suggestion to make your characters memorable! The assignments were difficult but I enjoyed the challenge. Looking forward to the next one!
By Tina M•
Jul 31, 2017
I learned so much, it's hard to pick just one thing. In conjunction with the other courses I feel as though my writing has evolved. I am excited to start a new project.
By Joe M•
Jan 15, 2019
My second course in this specialization. Definitely had me thinking critically about how I write characters and a lot of tools that I hadn't really considered before.
By Sepas H•
Dec 14, 2018
such a great course to take in order to get familiar with the integral foundations for anyone who is interested in creative writing but does not know where to start.
By Manjit S•
Dec 09, 2019
I'd always struggled with describing characters and their inner motivations. The exercises helped me practice doing that. Now I'm much more comfortable doing that.
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.
By Abigail M•
Mar 23, 2019
Estoy verdaderamente agradecida por la oportunidad de desarrollar mis habilidades trabajando en conjunto con personas que compartimos una misma pasión: escribir.
By Swapna B•
Jul 23, 2020
I love the course. The teaching and the teachers are both amazing. I will fulfill my dream of being a successful author and this course is helping me in that.
By Nowshin N N•
Jul 01, 2020
I enjoyed this course. learned a lot and made many mistakes, along the way this course taught me how to engage with your own character and that is the fun part.