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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

LB

Nov 16, 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.

SD

Jul 14, 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.\n\nThe instructions are easy to follow, the insights are priceless.

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By Goher I P

Oct 14, 2017

This is simply very informative and interesting course.

By Diego B A

Aug 30, 2016

Its just been the first week.... and I love it!!!!!!!!!

By Amanda C

Aug 15, 2016

Brando Skyhorse is a well spoken instructor. Well done.

By Manojj D

Jul 04, 2020

A wonderful course for beginners! Absolutely helpful!.

By Brooke B

Jul 14, 2019

I loved every video and writing exercise. Well taught!

By Luis A P T

Feb 04, 2019

Super great! I have learned a lot. Highly recommended.

By MAGZ M

Jan 04, 2019

LOVED IT. Very practical and grounding. Inspiring too.

By D'Andra L

Oct 27, 2018

The best out of all the courses in the specialization.

By Patricia A

Dec 20, 2017

Really liked the 21-point checklist to revise my work.

By Tina M

Jul 26, 2017

I thought this was a great class. Highly recommend it.

By Rupa J

May 23, 2020

This is the best course I did on Coursera, Thank You!

By josé c l h

Mar 30, 2020

EXCEPCIONAL CURSO.

MUCHAS GRACIAS POR ESTA OPORTUNIDAD

By Samson-Grace I A

Jul 15, 2019

I thought I knew till I took this course. Insightful!

By Fran C

Jul 02, 2018

Highly enjoyed this introduction to creative writing.

By arya k s

Oct 14, 2017

Its a great course. Simple, precise great and useful.

By Aisha K

Jun 28, 2016

Excellent skill-building, even for the novice writer!

By Elise B

Jun 15, 2020

Awesome course, had a lot of fun! Great assignments.

By Vicente E S O

May 14, 2020

excelent way to begin in the art of crafting a story

By fernando g u

Apr 18, 2020

Demasiados pruebas escritas para mi nivel de ingles

By Jack D

Mar 31, 2020

Amazing course, very informative and well presented!

By Violeta V

Jan 26, 2020

Really enjoyed it and it broadened my writing skills

By Zain A

Apr 26, 2020

One of the finest course i have ever been a part of

By Sara H J

Apr 07, 2020

Excellent course. Very engaging and easy to follow.

By Noor u S

Oct 21, 2019

This is a life-changing course for fiction writers.

By Joel G d O

Aug 23, 2019

Incrível, aprendi muito com este curso maravilhoso!