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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.

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


Nov 4, 2019

The course was informative on how to build, structure and develop the plot of our own stories. It was also very helpful in guiding us through the editing process. A useful course for aspiring writers.

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By Martha G

Sep 29, 2020

Very useful course

By Felipe D

Feb 17, 2019

Skyhorse is Genius

By Yasir K

Mar 17, 2016

This is priceless.

By Allyne E

Oct 4, 2022

Muito bom curso!

By Trần P N C

May 20, 2021

So much benefits!

By Buse M İ

Jan 11, 2021

It was wonderful!

By Maria d C M

Dec 7, 2020

Very good course.

By Maryanne C

Oct 30, 2020

really educating.


Sep 19, 2020

is really useful

By Amnah E

Sep 15, 2020

Excellent course.

By Sajia A

Jul 28, 2020

Love this course.

By Mina F

Mar 5, 2019

Great experience!

By sonia s

Sep 17, 2016

excellent advices


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By Isabella C S

Jul 18, 2021

Amazing classes.

By Diego A

Jun 21, 2021

Curso muito bom!

By Jed Q

May 26, 2021

I learned a lot.

By Sahil Y

Jun 17, 2020

brilliant course

By Wen W

Mar 21, 2020

very cool course

By Deleted A

Oct 14, 2018

very good course

By Tim J

May 26, 2017

Excellent class!

By Eve B

Feb 24, 2017

I am enjoying it

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By Bruno C L B F

Mar 3, 2023

Amazing course!

By Mahnoor S C

Oct 30, 2022

amazing course