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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

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.

Nov 15, 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.

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By Marius D

Oct 8, 2016

Very good learning material even for non-english native person.

By Sankara n

Aug 17, 2020

This course was amazing and really taught me the craft of plot

By Eric H

Jun 4, 2020

Easy to follow and track through. Well constructed curriculum.

By Myada E

Dec 6, 2017

very helpful. thank you for this course and thanks Mr. Brando.

By Flavia G A

Jun 14, 2020

Wonderful! I'm really happy with all the things I've learned.


Jun 8, 2020

Honestly, that was so good! I'm looking forward to continue.

By Bernard I F

Jul 26, 2018

very addictive. makes you think writing is an easy adventure

By Gloria C

Sep 21, 2017

Great course to understand the foundations of story writing.

By Coco G

Mar 16, 2019

Really helpful and I made great progress after the courses!

By Leslie A

Jul 31, 2017

I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn to write.

By Susan W

Nov 2, 2016

Just great information and technique learned in this class.

By Chew W Y

Jun 21, 2016

Great course and foundational skills! Enjoyed the lectures!


Sep 29, 2020

Excellent! I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot.

By ninad g

Sep 24, 2019

explained the nuances of writing the plot very beautifully

By james r

Mar 12, 2019

i have seen a tremendous improvement to my writing through

By Sandra D

Jan 12, 2019

The course has been really helpful. I enjoy learning here.

By Raul N C G

Dec 1, 2018

Good course and instructor with well-balanced assignments.

By Ольга И Б

Jul 17, 2018

Amazing! Extraordinary! Awesome! With lots of practice. :)

By Margarita

Aug 15, 2017

A lot of interesting information. Really happy to be here.

By Josephine H

May 8, 2017

Great course that was very well taught by Brando Skyhorse.

By Deleted A

Apr 23, 2017

Great class. Inspired me to keep at my writing. Thank you!

By Charlotte W

Jun 22, 2021

I loved it. It helped me a lot towards my writing career.

By Ferenc B F

Mar 24, 2021

I loved this course because I got to show my imagination.

By Boddapalli N

Jan 22, 2021

The course was really useful and improves writing skills.

By Donald S P

May 15, 2018

excellent thought provoking course. Thoroughly enjoyed it