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 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 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 Angelo B•
Mar 20, 2016
I love writing, and even if English is not my mother tongue this course is enjoyable and useful!
By Johanne L L•
Jun 08, 2016
Amazing teacher, wonderful content - incredibly recommended!
By Najwat R•
May 31, 2018
Excellent course that teaches you the nuances of character, point of view and narration. Highly recommended.
By Claretta T W•
May 01, 2016
I enjoyed the pace of this course and the constructive feedback I received from fellow students.
By Varnika K•
Jan 29, 2017
A pleasure to have learned under such accomplished writers and teachers. Thank you. A beautifully well conducted course.
Aug 13, 2017
Excellent course. I enjoyed how the instructors brought the content together.
By Susan W•
Nov 22, 2016
What a pleasure to learn from Amy Bloom!
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 Chris B•
Jun 09, 2016
Excellent course. Great assignments.
By Brian D•
May 09, 2016
Very good course, gave a lot of insight on writing and specially about the character
By Hilal I•
Nov 05, 2017
amy bloom, thank you, thank you, thank you 🙏
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 Allan R A•
Mar 18, 2018
Amy Bloom makes a student writer feel he or she is the only student in the world. She shares what she has learned and points to excellent models in literature and writing. We learn that writers love to talk to each other about their craft, and, by golly, we're invited right into their circles of conversation. Of course, it's all pre-programmed and produced for a large audience, but it's authentic, friendly, and best of all, it's wise.
By Alan F•
Dec 27, 2017
Course addresses one of my fundamental weaknesses in writing. Helped 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 Eric W•
Feb 02, 2017
Very useful, I love it.
By Aruna N•
May 07, 2018
Really useful materials and exercises, working through the question of characterisation in a systematic and thought-provoking way.
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.