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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....

Top reviews

LB
Nov 15, 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.

DA
Nov 30, 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.

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By Padmavati G

Oct 27, 2016

Very informative course. I enjoyed doing the assignments and reading my peers write ups

By Amber B

Oct 1, 2016

Great way to bump up writing skills, especially with plot development. Really enjoyed!

By IMTIAZ A

Jun 14, 2016

very good and well organized course that helped me a lot to improve my writing skills.

By Kate S

Apr 2, 2020

I learned way more than I expected. It made writing a novel seem way more manageable.

By Sarah S

Apr 13, 2017

A super introduction to writing that leads, step by step, to the confidence to write.

By AS

Oct 26, 2020

this course fine tuned my writing skills and helped me write in a more active voice.

By George H

Sep 27, 2020

Exception skills taught through Brando Skyhorse, which are clear and easy to follow.

By David T

Apr 23, 2020

Relatively easy but quite educational. May take a little time to finish peer reviews

By Cashmere J

Feb 23, 2016

Very simple videos to understand complex ideas. Had a whole lot of fun watching them

By Jannell M

Aug 4, 2021

In-depth plot videos that allow you to procatice your writing and receive feedback.

By Lucia B

Oct 11, 2020

The course provided clear guidelines on plot structure. I found it very informative

By Daniela M

Apr 22, 2020

I love this course. It was fun, challenging and had a useful companionship dynamic.

By Patti P

Dec 5, 2019

Excellent and clear instruction; good, meaningful interaction with world community.

By Noha D

Oct 21, 2017

I enjoyed the learning process, the assignments and the rich information, Thanks :)

By Mary B P

Aug 28, 2016

I learned so much about plotting from this course and it changed everything for me.

By Suraj K

Sep 19, 2021

It's an awesome course, and every person who has a knack for writing should do it.

By Divyanshi A

Jun 20, 2021

I was able to understand various parts of skillful writing and was able to improve

By Noon E K

May 29, 2020

This course was truly a great learning experience, and I had a lot of fun with it.

By Teerth S

Jan 20, 2020

Very informative for beginners as they try to develop and write their own stories.

By Leo J R J

Sep 20, 2018

Great lectures - bite size, enthusiastic instructors. Very interesting assignment.

By Shreyashi K

May 22, 2020

I loved the course, so much so that I completed it way before my actual deadline.

By Carmen L B

Apr 24, 2019

I enjoyed focusing on the plot and learning how the structure presents the story.

By Olivia W

Mar 6, 2016

I enjoyed taking this course. It was interesting and I found every module useful.

By Shion T

Aug 6, 2021

I really enjoy this course so much and help me so much to create my own novel :)

By Ashley G

Nov 16, 2020

Greatest course ever if you are looking to improve your creative writing skills!