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About the Course

In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to perhaps the most elemental and often the most challenging element of story: plot. We will learn what keeps it moving, how it manipulates our feelings, expectations, and desires. We will examine the choices storytellers make to snag our imaginations, drag them into a fictional world, and keep them there. We will learn how to outline and structure a plot, discuss narrative arc, pacing and reversals and reveal the inevitable surprise: connecting the beginning, middle and end....

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Dec 01, 2016

Great course to take as the first step in the sequence of the "Creative Writing" certification. Exercises are fun, professor provides useful methodology, load is manageable for someone with a day job.


Nov 16, 2018

Great information about plot and scene structure. The information about revision was entirely new to me - thank you! The exercises were good and difficult in a good way that helped me hone my writing.

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By Robert S

Mar 19, 2020

Excellent introduction. Thank you.

By Larry G

Mar 01, 2018

Learn a lot and it was challenging

By Mary L R

Feb 28, 2016

Sure told me what I needed to hear

By deepshikha

May 12, 2020

Thanks. It was a nice experience.

By Paulina V

Mar 19, 2018

Great course, I've learned a lot!

By Paulene A

Apr 22, 2017

I learned a lot from this course.

By Polina K

Jan 31, 2019

Very interesting and educational

By Emily F

Mar 13, 2016

Excellent, great info. Loved it.

By Zaharadeen H

Jun 11, 2020

It is a well-structured course.

By Loic C L

Dec 01, 2017

so aspirational and practical !

By Hassaan A U

Jun 03, 2020

Learned a lot with this course

By Muhammad Z H

Sep 05, 2019

Thanks Professor, Learned alot

By Marielba N

May 19, 2019

Very clear and you learn a lot

By Isaac S

Jun 09, 2020

Ideal on the creation of plot

By Перелига І О

May 25, 2020

Thank you! That was exciting.

By Efraín A

May 25, 2017

Great Course, very pragmatic.

By Lynn C

Nov 13, 2016

Thank you! I learned so much.

By Adrita H

Apr 09, 2020

I loved it! seeking for more

By Stanley R

Feb 20, 2016

Really professional and fun!

By Anthoni R

May 16, 2020

Constructive and Insightful

By Andrés P

Jun 25, 2020

Interesting and practical.

By Braderick A R M

Jun 22, 2020

Best course i ever receive

By Nysha c

Jan 14, 2018

Very useful and inspiring.

By Rohan V

May 29, 2016

Very good lessons to learn