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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

DA
Nov 30, 2016

Great course to take as the first step in the sequence of the "Creative Writing" certification. Exercises are fun, professor provides useful methodology, load is manageable for someone with a day job.

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 Amy M

Mar 29, 2021

I am already an established writer and I took this course to learn something new. I certainly did.

By Chintakayala R s

Feb 1, 2021

I have learned so much from this course which I have don't know. So,I loved this course very much.

By ANKIT M

Aug 19, 2020

The course is great!!! It makes you understand what a plot actually is and how can you develop one

By Aashita G N

Apr 18, 2020

It is an amazing course that you definitely help you become an avant-garde writer in the long run!

By heather g

Apr 13, 2020

I absolutely loved this class. I learned a lot and my writing is improving with every step I take.

By Didimo E G T

Jul 8, 2019

Great! I am loving these courses and learning so much. Definitely recommend each of these courses.

By Margot R M

Jun 8, 2016

Thought this more than useful in relation to plot and how conversation should move the story along

By Vincent R

Mar 1, 2016

Great course for beginners and advanced writers as well, has helped me a lot improving my stories.

By Ashley F

Jun 28, 2021

I really liked this course. Brando Skyhorse was a great teacher with a lot of informative points.

By J F

Feb 9, 2021

The instructions were clear and effective but the best part was the shop talk with other authors.

By David S

Nov 10, 2020

Amazing! I was able to write a story for every week! The feedback from peers were so encouraging!

By Elissa G

Oct 20, 2020

This was a fun course. I learned a lot about plot structure and how to use tension in my stories.

By Mahdis S T

Apr 4, 2020

I learnt a lot of new things from this course and this course helped me to write a better novel.

By Biohazard 3

May 19, 2019

Being new, I felt that this course allowed for a basic education that included the needed skills.

By R.K. M

Jan 27, 2018

Filled with considerations and practices that will help develop any aspiring or practiced writer.

By Rita B

Jan 14, 2018

I really liked it. It is very interesting and all the assignment are useful for learning to write

By Monica W

Oct 10, 2017

I learned so much in this course and I recommend it to anyone who's considered becoming a writer.

By Sudeshna G

May 28, 2017

Wonderful course. I really liked all the chapters and the way the craft of the plot is taught. Th

By Carlos A M S

Jul 21, 2020

Excellent course where I learned many practical concepts on how to write a good plot in a novel.

By Eliana H

Sep 12, 2019

Amazing Course, I´ve learned so much and I feel ready to continue learning and be a good writer.

By Mary J M

Nov 9, 2017

It's a course that is filled with abundant of great things to learn. I truly enjoyed the course.

By Max M

Jul 24, 2017

I love these classes. I'm going to get a story submitted to a publisher this week. :) Thank you.

By Ricardo W

May 25, 2017

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By Lilian S

Sep 25, 2016

I really enjoyed this course. I learned so much and i feel like it's helped me grow as a writer.

By Angelo B

Mar 20, 2016

I love writing, and even if English is not my mother tongue this course is enjoyable and useful!