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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


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.


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.

The instructions are easy to follow, the insights are priceless.

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Jan 28, 2018


By Jean M M

Dec 27, 2017

Clear, simple, accessible to beginners .. a dream.

By Panah A ( P

Nov 10, 2017

it was really useful for me. thanks for everything

By Lilian B

Jun 25, 2021

Excellent, really exceptional, very good teacher.

By Yagyesh S

May 26, 2020

Best way to learn about how to write a literature

By Aneta D

Apr 24, 2019

Excelente XD. una informacion muy util y completa

By Bhavika D

Oct 5, 2017

Very helpful and interesting ! Thank you so much.

By Osha A O A D

May 31, 2020

شكرا لكل من شارك في اعداد الدورة الأكثر من رائعه

By Thalia B

Apr 22, 2020

Excellent! Extremely well organized and helpful.

By Jolanta T

Jun 26, 2017

Great course and very informative. Thank you !!!

By Reishma S

Jul 29, 2021

Enjoyed this course! Will continue to next one!


Apr 30, 2021

actually a great platform to aquire many skills

By Leslie O

Mar 30, 2021

I really liked the structure and learned a lot.

By Gnaneshwer M

Jul 30, 2020

A very helpful course that presents good stuff.

By Akash K

Jun 15, 2020

this course plants more confident on my writing

By Debra L

Mar 19, 2020

The instructor and course materials were great.

By Famutimi O

Jan 9, 2019

It was easy to relate to and was comprehensible

By Claudia M

Jul 3, 2018

Great insights on how to build a coherent story

By Andelka Z

Mar 5, 2016

just amazing and helpful. thank you from the <3

By Viktorija J

Dec 24, 2020

I loved this course! Easy following and clear.

By Nurul N A B A Z

Oct 19, 2020

A great start for everyone, insightful course!

By Unni M K

Jun 27, 2018

It's very helpful and does improve the skills.

By Peter P

Sep 18, 2016

Perfect basic information for me. Thanks a lot

By D R

Jun 16, 2022

Good simple introduction to creative writing.

By Manny S

Dec 12, 2020

Very relevant content and clear presentation.