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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 Peter P

Sep 18, 2016

Perfect basic information for me. Thanks a lot

By Manny S

Dec 12, 2020

Very relevant content and clear presentation.

By Claudia F

Jul 9, 2020

Great course! I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

By Sarah A

Oct 24, 2019

Organized, specific, challenging, and useful.

By Gwen H

Jun 7, 2018

Very informative, with helpful peer feedback.

By Maurice C

Mar 4, 2018

great class learned many things about Plot...

By Carreen P

Nov 23, 2017

The course is very useful and well delivered.

By Sarunjade P

Nov 5, 2016

Awesome for the beginner of creative writing!

By Kimberly F

Jun 30, 2019

I was a complete novice and I learned a lot.

By Jenny J G L

Feb 16, 2018

Very interesting course. I've learned a lot.

By Светлана В

Dec 3, 2017

Thank you a lot. This course was veryuseful.

By Anjum

May 18, 2017

Great course.

Dr. Brando is a great teacher.

By Alexander A K

Jun 1, 2016

A very good course for any beginning writers

By K.C. W

May 2, 2016

This course was a great learning experience.

By Chloé B

Mar 17, 2016

Very interesting course and good advices! =)

By Ada

Apr 11, 2022

​a very interesting and challenging course.

By Cheryl V

May 7, 2021

Very good exercises. Really learned a lot.

By Martín G

May 3, 2021

Bastante completo. Felicidades al profesor!

By David V

Oct 15, 2020

Great Course. To the point and very useful.

By Geraldine E

Oct 6, 2020

Pude mejorar mi escritura, ¡Muchas gracias!

By Oriana M

Aug 3, 2020

I love it! Aprendí mucho, gracias por tanto

By Edilla C

Jul 14, 2020

The course was nice. I learned many things.

By Lakshmi P K

May 13, 2020

I really loved the course. Thanks to mentor

By Rahul M

Feb 5, 2017

Very helpful course for an aspiring writer.

By Jhoao A M L

Jul 28, 2020

This course is a great learning experience