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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


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 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

By Sushreeta S

Jun 18, 2019

It helped me polish my creativity in a professional manner

By chahat b

Jul 14, 2020

it really helpful for those who had the urge of writing

By Lucien T

Oct 6, 2017

A great introduction to the world of creative writing.

By Evan E

Oct 29, 2018

Fast and informative. Great feedback from classmates.

By Nancy W

May 22, 2018

Good review of plot development and creative writing.

By Anthony M

Jul 27, 2021

Great except for some of the peer graded feedback.

By Hala K

Mar 6, 2020

A wonderful course with a wonderful community!

By Ayush A S

Sep 6, 2020

A good simple course taught me about writing.

By Anay T

Nov 9, 2017

Excellent course for a beginner like me

By Will F

Jun 1, 2018

Great course, with a great instructor.


Jun 17, 2020

very clear helps a lot for a beginner

By Julie M

May 10, 2016

Full of helpful tips and suggestions.

By Sarah V K

Jan 27, 2018

Great exercises and I learned a lot.

By David N

Oct 19, 2017

Really enjoying this course so far.

By Sophia G

Feb 18, 2022

Super good. But just a few videos.

By María d P E A L

Oct 8, 2021

Assignments were of high value


Sep 4, 2020

I learn a lot about this course

By Nicolás G

Aug 6, 2021

Very good, but too short

By Rima A

Nov 2, 2017

Its a wonderful course.