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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 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 Polina K

Jan 31, 2019

Very interesting and educational

By Emily F

Mar 13, 2016

Excellent, great info. Loved it.


Sep 23, 2021

I learned a lot in this course

By Zaharadeen H

Jun 11, 2020

It is a well-structured course.

By Loic C L

Dec 1, 2017

so aspirational and practical !

By Koike F

Feb 5, 2021

It was incredibly interesting!

By Rosalinda F

Aug 12, 2020

I truly recommend this course.

By Hassaan A U

Jun 3, 2020

Learned a lot with this course

By Muhammad Z H

Sep 5, 2019

Thanks Professor, Learned alot

By Marielba N

May 19, 2019

Very clear and you learn a lot

By Izzy C

Feb 23, 2023

for an A level it’s pretty OK

By Ísis E S P

Aug 11, 2020

This was a great experience!!

By nekha

Aug 5, 2020

It was an amazing experience.

By Isaac S

Jun 9, 2020

Ideal on the creation of plot

By Перелига І О

May 25, 2020

Thank you! That was exciting.

By Efrain A T

May 25, 2017

Great Course, very pragmatic.

By Lynn C

Nov 13, 2016

Thank you! I learned so much.

By Aisha A

Jun 29, 2021

i have learnt alot of staff

By Xi Z

Dec 29, 2020

I truly enjoyed this course!

By Adrita H

Apr 9, 2020

I loved it! seeking for more

By Stan R

Feb 20, 2016

Really professional and fun!

By Satyajit B

Dec 27, 2020

loved mr brando's aproaches

By Anthoni R

May 16, 2020

Constructive and Insightful

By Muhammed T

Dec 14, 2022

it helped

a lot in writing

By Graziela F

Aug 16, 2021

I liked this course a lot!