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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

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.

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.

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By Jacobo F G

May 9, 2018

very interesting and easy to follow. Clear ans short videos are welcome.

By Evita K

Mar 27, 2018

Very interesting and insightful. The examples are easily understandable.

By Michele T

Aug 23, 2021

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and a lot of fun.

By Fabrício M O d C

Jan 14, 2021

I love the program. It is very easy to follow and I have learned a lot.

By ShinJae S

Jul 22, 2020

This was a fun start to learning how to write fun and engaging stories.

By Emma P

Jun 13, 2021

Immensely educational, I have loved every second of doing this course.

By Estelle S

Mar 16, 2021

The course helped me to imagine the plot of a story with more clarity.

By Gail J G B

Aug 7, 2020

Love it! I learned a lot and gain much more confidence in my writting!

By Ami S

Jun 3, 2020

concrete concepts which are very useful while forming plot and editing

By Protichi C

Aug 6, 2018

It has helped me achieve coherency in my thoughts while writing a plot

By Tyler H

Jul 15, 2021

Extremely helpful course. Love the professor. He did a wonderful job!

By Ramon O P C

Dec 2, 2020

An excellent introductory course for people who want to start writing

By Janani M

Sep 6, 2020

Interesting lectures and great professor !

Loved the assignments too !

By Iradier A M

Jul 18, 2019

It's great course I think it's a course for beginners, It's excellent

By Sophie M

May 25, 2018

Non-pretentious and knows what he's talking about, easy to learn from

By Nadezhda S

Oct 10, 2017

A great course, good lectures and good tasks to help you get started.

By Dee M

Apr 11, 2016

Great course. Only accessed the course via 'audit'. Really enjoyable.

By Claire S

Aug 29, 2021

I​ thought this class was very good for a beginners writer like me!!

By Sebastian L

Feb 1, 2021

This course has been fun so far and I look forward to the next step.

By adeyinka a

Aug 31, 2020

It was an amazing experience learning from professor Brando Skyhorse

By Orjuwan M A J A

May 12, 2020

Many thanks to Professor Brando Skyhorse for such a marvelous course

By Michelle R

Apr 30, 2020

I like the instructor and the assignments were clear and reasonable.

By Jamie B

Mar 8, 2019

Awesome course! So much fun and I learned a lot from the professors.

By BlairWan

Feb 19, 2019

It helps me know what is the plot and how to build up the structure.

By James I

Mar 11, 2016

Better than Advertised

Easy to understand and well explained concepts