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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

Jul 13, 2020

It seems easy at the start; give it a week or two and you will be very surprised -- with yourself and your reaction to the feedback.\n\nThe instructions are easy to follow, the insights are priceless.

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 Boddapalli N

Jan 22, 2021

The course was really useful and improves writing skills.

By Donald S P

May 15, 2018

excellent thought provoking course. Thoroughly enjoyed it

By Gary L

Mar 14, 2017

Thank you Brando for giving me the tools to write my own.

By cora B

Apr 2, 2016

Great course, really helped me develop my skills in plot.

By Gabriela C S

Oct 1, 2020

I really recommend this amazing course. I learned a lot!

By Claretta T W

Apr 12, 2016

I learned quite a few new themes. This is a great class.

By Indika B

Nov 16, 2020

Great course, I learned the basics of creative writing.

By Yuruani A

Oct 22, 2019

A fun course to follow, informative and easy to follow.

By Rodrigo B W

Jan 21, 2018

Very good lessons, interviews, audio and video quality.

By Goher I P

Oct 14, 2017

This is simply very informative and interesting course.

By Diego B A

Aug 29, 2016

Its just been the first week.... and I love it!!!!!!!!!

By Amanda C

Aug 15, 2016

Brando Skyhorse is a well spoken instructor. Well done.


Feb 12, 2021

I loved this course and found the information helpful.

By Rodrigo P d l G

Aug 28, 2020

Esta clase pide algo más de dedicación del estudiante.

By Manojj D

Jul 4, 2020

A wonderful course for beginners! Absolutely helpful!.

By Brooke B

Jul 14, 2019

I loved every video and writing exercise. Well taught!

By Luis A P T

Feb 4, 2019

Super great! I have learned a lot. Highly recommended.


Jan 4, 2019

LOVED IT. Very practical and grounding. Inspiring too.

By D'Andra L

Oct 27, 2018

The best out of all the courses in the specialization.

By Patricia A

Dec 20, 2017

Really liked the 21-point checklist to revise my work.

By Tina M

Jul 26, 2017

I thought this was a great class. Highly recommend it.

By Rupa J

May 23, 2020

This is the best course I did on Coursera, Thank You!

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Mar 30, 2020



By Samson-Grace I A

Jul 15, 2019

I thought I knew till I took this course. Insightful!

By Fran C

Jul 1, 2018

Highly enjoyed this introduction to creative writing.