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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

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.

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 Alicia E R D

Feb 27, 2021

Very helpful in a lot of ways!

By Sahil Y

Jun 21, 2020

very good and beautiful course

By selamawit s

Nov 10, 2019

Absolutely worth it! Thank you

By Sharra F

Jan 28, 2021

loved it ,very informative

By G. A W

Nov 20, 2020

Really loved this course!

By Eric W

Feb 1, 2017

Very useful, I love it.

By Cara C

Jan 5, 2019

Wonderful, inspiring.


Oct 14, 2020

Good. Thank Teacher.

By Hoang T B N

Apr 21, 2020

It's really helpful.

By James ( G

Sep 14, 2021

Excellent course!


Jan 14, 2021

Great experience

By Cieara W E

Jun 8, 2020

Very informative

By Alina

Jun 4, 2020

Excellent course

By Esther M

Nov 3, 2016

Good job Brando.

By Florencia P

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By xiaoqiang

Aug 14, 2016

learned a lot!

By Ismael P M

Apr 13, 2016


By Reishma S

Sep 2, 2021

great course!

By Amruta B

Apr 27, 2020

Great session

By Остапец Д Д

Aug 31, 2018

Thank you :-)

By Max M

Jul 25, 2017

Lovely class.

By Mary B P

Aug 28, 2016

Great course.


Jun 25, 2016

great course!

By Huynh L M T ( H

Oct 22, 2020

Good course