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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


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.


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 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

By Gary L

Mar 14, 2017

Thank you Brando for giving me the tools to write my own.

By cora B

Apr 2, 2016

Great course, really helped me develop my skills in plot.

By Gabriela C S

Oct 1, 2020

I really recommend this amazing course. I learned a lot!

By Claretta T W

Apr 12, 2016

I learned quite a few new themes. This is a great class.

By Indika B

Nov 16, 2020

Great course, I learned the basics of creative writing.

By Yuruani A

Oct 22, 2019

A fun course to follow, informative and easy to follow.

By Rodrigo B W

Jan 21, 2018

Very good lessons, interviews, audio and video quality.

By Goher I P

Oct 14, 2017

This is simply very informative and interesting course.

By Diego B A

Aug 29, 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.


Feb 12, 2021

I loved this course and found the information helpful.

By Rodrigo P d l G

Aug 28, 2020

Esta clase pide algo más de dedicación del estudiante.

By Manojj D

Jul 4, 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 4, 2019

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

By Maggie M

Jan 4, 2019

LOVED IT. Very practical and grounding. Inspiring too.