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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

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.

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.

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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

By Michelle R

Apr 30, 2020

I like the instructor and the assignments were clear and reasonable.

By Jamie B

Mar 09, 2019

Awesome course! So much fun and I learned a lot from the professors.

By BlairWan

Feb 20, 2019

It helps me know what is the plot and how to build up the structure.

By James I

Mar 11, 2016

Better than Advertised

Easy to understand and well explained concepts

By Sajid M

Jun 25, 2020

Nice and I enjoyed and learnt something which can help me in future

By Kathryn C

Jun 22, 2020

Very clear content plus the opportunity to read other people’s work

By Erica S

May 23, 2020

Helpful for my memoir writing to consider plot and scene structures

By Tanya A

Apr 23, 2020

It is a must take course for anyone starting with writing a fiction

By Sandra

Jan 21, 2020

Understandable, flexible, collaborative, creative and free flowing

By Fatima

Nov 01, 2016

Great overview and excellent teacher. Enjoyed the points discussed

By Santiago C

Mar 29, 2016

Great course, Brando is a great professor. The task are very clear

By C B

Sep 14, 2018

Definitely gave me the confidence to move forward and learn more.

By Ari F I

Jul 05, 2017

Highly recommended for people interested in the craft of writing.

By Tiago S C

Apr 12, 2016

Congrats fo the Teacher. Best Creative Writing course I've taken.

By Aprielle T

Aug 29, 2018

Great course! I definitely learned alot of valuable information.

By MAHENDRANATH

Aug 10, 2018

Thanks for this initiation.

I have been been benefited

thank you

By Felipe E U B

Jul 23, 2020

Excellent course to learn the big picture about writing a story

By Umair K

Jul 12, 2020

It provided me with a new level of observation towards writing.

By Catherine M H

Dec 24, 2018

Love this course! It has helped my writing skills tremendously.

By Homer W

Jul 13, 2018

The structure and make-up of plot come to be better understood.

By Otavio G

Nov 23, 2017

Great course! I learned a lot and I enjoyed taking the classes.