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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....

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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.


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 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 Carlos L H

Mar 30, 2020



By Samson-Grace I A

Jul 15, 2019

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

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 D R

May 16, 2022

An excellent course that taught me so many things!!

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.


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 :)