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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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Course is great, very clear and focused tips to improve one's writing. The peer-review is not that good and there is no instructor's evaluation and feedback. I understand that would be a lot of work.


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I have always been an avid reader. I took this class to familiarize myself with the techniques behind plot development. I would highly recommend this course, and the creative writing specialization.

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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 Pham K N

Jul 8, 2023

Great source for creative writing! I love it!

By D R

Jun 16, 2022

Good simple introduction to creative writing.

By Manny S

Dec 12, 2020

Very relevant content and clear presentation.

By Claudia F

Jul 9, 2020

Great course! I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

By Sarah A

Oct 24, 2019

Organized, specific, challenging, and useful.

By Gwen H

Jun 7, 2018

Very informative, with helpful peer feedback.

By Maurice C

Mar 4, 2018

great class learned many things about Plot...

By Carreen P

Nov 23, 2017

The course is very useful and well delivered.

By Sarunjade P

Nov 5, 2016

Awesome for the beginner of creative writing!

By Kimberly F

Jun 30, 2019

I was a complete novice and I learned a lot.

By Jenny J G L

Feb 16, 2018

Very interesting course. I've learned a lot.

By Светлана В

Dec 3, 2017

Thank you a lot. This course was veryuseful.

By Anjum

May 18, 2017

Great course.

Dr. Brando is a great teacher.

By Alexander A K

Jun 1, 2016

A very good course for any beginning writers

By K.C. W

May 2, 2016

This course was a great learning experience.

By Chloé B

Mar 17, 2016

Very interesting course and good advices! =)

By Ada

Apr 11, 2022

a very interesting and challenging course.

By Tara T

May 7, 2021

Very good exercises. Really learned a lot.

By Martín G

May 3, 2021

Bastante completo. Felicidades al profesor!

By David V

Oct 15, 2020

Great Course. To the point and very useful.