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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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Dec 01, 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.


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 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 31, 2020

Amazing course, very informative and well presented!

By Violeta V

Jan 26, 2020

Really enjoyed it and it broadened my writing skills

By Zain A

Apr 26, 2020

One of the finest course i have ever been a part of

By Sara H J

Apr 07, 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 01, 2018

It made me do some I would not have done on my own.


Sep 20, 2018

Excellent course! Informative and easy to follow...

By magda r

Jul 09, 2017

Great way to learn how to think and write and story

By Farid H

Mar 04, 2016

Probably one of the best moocs i have ever taken :)

By Alexander P

Jun 13, 2020

The class is well structured and very informative.

By Andrea

Apr 08, 2020

Excellent beginning to the creative writing field.


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Dec 27, 2017

Clear, simple, accessible to beginners .. a dream.

By M.Hussain P

Nov 10, 2017

it was really useful for me. thanks for everything

By Yagyesh S

May 26, 2020

Best way to learn about how to write a literature

By Aneta D

Apr 24, 2019

Excelente XD. una informacion muy util y completa

By Bhavika D

Oct 05, 2017

Very helpful and interesting ! Thank you so much.

By Osha A O A D

May 31, 2020

شكرا لكل من شارك في اعداد الدورة الأكثر من رائعه

By Thalia B

Apr 23, 2020

Excellent! Extremely well organized and helpful.

By Jolanta T

Jun 26, 2017

Great course and very informative. Thank you !!!

By Akash

Jun 15, 2020

this course plants more confident on my writing