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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 14, 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.

LB

Nov 16, 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.

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By Skye S

Apr 13, 2017

I am so happy with this course and can't wait to complete the sister courses!

By Andreea S

Dec 03, 2017

Love the course! I am learning so much and having fun doing it! Thank you ;)

By Karen J

Feb 16, 2017

great course... short but learnt much. Would like if it were for more weeks!

By Rabi I

Oct 17, 2017

I learned a lot. Useful exercises. Easy to follow. Right pace. Great value.

By Gretchen R

Sep 22, 2017

Perfect for those of us who don't know anything about the craft of writing.

By Heather F R

Jul 22, 2016

Excellent course. I learned tools that I can apply to my writing. Thank you

By Jorge T

Jun 25, 2016

Great course, doesn't take much time and you can learn a lot about writing.

By Zsuzsanna J

May 11, 2016

Excellent course, helped me so much and gave me good ideas and inspiration.

By Osleydi

Dec 04, 2018

It's a really good course which has helped me to improve my writing skills

By Álvaro D H

Nov 08, 2018

It could have, on the last week, one professional evaluation, couldn't it?

By Shalini N

Jul 04, 2018

Loved this course. I learnt a great deal. Enjoyed the feedback I received.

By Wong W

Jun 21, 2016

A humble writer and teacher, thanks for sharing everything about writing!

By Luana B

Mar 16, 2016

The course is really intereresting and I am learning a lot of new skills.

By Carmela G

Jun 02, 2020

I'm really happy about the things I've learned thanks of this course! :)

By Jacobo F G

May 09, 2018

very interesting and easy to follow. Clear ans short videos are welcome.

By Evita K

Mar 27, 2018

Very interesting and insightful. The examples are easily understandable.

By Calvin G

Jul 22, 2020

This was a fun start to learning how to write fun and engaging stories.

By Gail J G B

Aug 07, 2020

Love it! I learned a lot and gain much more confidence in my writting!

By Ami S

Jun 03, 2020

concrete concepts which are very useful while forming plot and editing

By Protichi C

Aug 06, 2018

It has helped me achieve coherency in my thoughts while writing a plot

By Iradier A M

Jul 18, 2019

It's great course I think it's a course for beginners, It's excellent

By Sophie M

May 25, 2018

Non-pretentious and knows what he's talking about, easy to learn from

By Nadezhda S

Oct 10, 2017

A great course, good lectures and good tasks to help you get started.

By Dee M

Apr 11, 2016

Great course. Only accessed the course via 'audit'. Really enjoyable.

By Orjuwan M A J

May 12, 2020

Many thanks to Professor Brando Skyhorse for such a marvelous course