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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 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.

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By Jocelyn Q C

Apr 18, 2016

Excellent, well-prepared professors!

By Ana C O G

Apr 22, 2018

Absolutely loved it. Thank you Amy!

By Dee M

Apr 11, 2016

Wonderful. Really helpful course.

By Ramón F

Nov 14, 2019

Excelente maravillosa experiencia

By Morgan

Jun 03, 2018

Really interesting practice tasks

By Vicky W

Jan 17, 2017

Great course. Incredibly helpful.

By Pedro C V

Mar 27, 2018

Great and useful writing program

By selamawit s

Nov 10, 2019

Absolutely worth it! Thank you

By Eric W

Feb 02, 2017

Very useful, I love it.

By Cara C

Jan 06, 2019

Wonderful, inspiring.

By Esther M

Nov 03, 2016

Good job Brando.

By Florencia P

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By xiaoqiang

Aug 14, 2016

learned a lot!

By Ismael P M

Apr 14, 2016


By Остапец Д Д

Aug 31, 2018

Thank you :-)

By Julian M

Jul 25, 2017

Lovely class.

By Mary B P

Aug 28, 2016

Great course.


Jun 25, 2016

great course!

By Molly G

Jul 09, 2018


By Patricia R

May 16, 2017


By Lily

Jan 26, 2017

very great

By Daniel C

Dec 15, 2016


By Iris R

Jun 29, 2016

Thank you.

By josé c l h

Jul 21, 2018

A vibrant