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

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.

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By Fran C

Jul 1, 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 30, 2020

Amazing course, very informative and well presented!

By Violeta V

Jan 26, 2020

Really enjoyed it and it broadened my writing skills

By Juhani M

Oct 26, 2020

Thank you very much. I learned a lot about writing!

By Alena R

Sep 9, 2020

Thank you for this opportunity to take this course!

By Zain A

Apr 26, 2020

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

By Sara C H J

Apr 7, 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!

By Gavin J J

Oct 1, 2018

It made me do some I would not have done on my own.

By ALI F

Sep 19, 2018

Excellent course! Informative and easy to follow...

By magda r

Jul 9, 2017

Great way to learn how to think and write and story

By Farid H

Mar 4, 2016

Probably one of the best moocs i have ever taken :)

By Theresa P

Feb 4, 2021

Great step by step class on how to plot your book.

By Alexander P

Jun 13, 2020

The class is well structured and very informative.

By Andrea

Apr 8, 2020

Excellent beginning to the creative writing field.

By LEEEEEO

Jan 28, 2018

对于中国学员,我能听懂就相当不错了。用英文写作很吃力,而且对我完全没必要。。。作业可以中文提交不??

By Jean M M

Dec 27, 2017

Clear, simple, accessible to beginners .. a dream.

By M.Hussain P

Nov 10, 2017

it was really useful for me. thanks for everything

By Lilian B

Jun 25, 2021

Excellent, really exceptional, very good teacher.