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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot by Wesleyan University

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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

SD

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.

BM

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 Jenni W

May 18, 2022

The course was very informative and I learned to look at my writing with a more critical eye.

By Nina W

Mar 10, 2017

Useful and tangible knowledge delivered succinctly. Writing prompts a bit rigid and specific.

By RACHEL J

May 21, 2020

It was very helpful, could improve my writing skills and understand more about story writing

By Onur Ş

Feb 20, 2018

Good for beginners to understand how to write and even how to read any fictional writings.

By Raimundo P M

Oct 5, 2016

Simple, great start, could have been a little more profound though. Great start, no doubt.

By Willie E

Apr 2, 2016

Good exercises. Good, interesting, helpful teacher. short lessons. concrete instructions

By Rodolfo M

Dec 5, 2018

The course is good, specially the assignments, although it's not deep enough for 5 stars.

By Lisa S

Aug 2, 2021

Lost a star for only having peer reviews. I can join a writer's group for that for free.

By Elizabeth W

Jul 11, 2022

Peer feedback was not always exceptional, but the content and the prompts were great

By Paul F H

Nov 20, 2016

I enjoyed the course which was well presented and I feel I have learnt much from it.

By Gurkiratsingh K

Sep 11, 2020

The course was awesome, but please add more professional example in week 3 (Scene)

By Ben H

Mar 4, 2017

As a beginning and inspiring writer, this course is a fundamental stepping stone.

By Leslie F

Jun 6, 2020

Very helpful tips with structure. The lectures were fun and easy to follow.

By Patricia g

Apr 5, 2022

​i wish we has some teacher Critiques but overall I enjoyed this course

By J-Man

Oct 15, 2019

A short but helpful look at writing plot led by an enthusiastic coach.

By Emilio M L

Sep 4, 2020

A little bit too technical in my opinion, but it gets the job done.

By Zakir H M

Jun 3, 2020

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. I have cashed in on it a lot.

By Yash K

Jan 30, 2021

Good intro, but not as in depth or rigorous as I would have liked

By Hanzala

Jun 24, 2020

It really helped me in learning the process of writing something.

By Noelle M

Apr 22, 2020

It was fun and a good way to keep me busy when 7th grade couldn't

By Sumit S

Oct 2, 2018

Helpful, concise and well developed. Would definitely recommend.

By Ravi K B

May 8, 2020

One of the best course among the others in this specialization.

By Brittney B

Oct 23, 2017

Great opening course! Definitely will need to complete them all

By melanieterciapauladsouza

May 28, 2020

Brando Skyhorse is a wonderful teacher and i love his course