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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot by Wesleyan University

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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 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.

BM
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 David S

Nov 10, 2020

Amazing! I was able to write a story for every week! The feedback from peers were so encouraging!

By Elissa G

Oct 20, 2020

This was a fun course. I learned a lot about plot structure and how to use tension in my stories.

By Mahdis S T

Apr 4, 2020

I learnt a lot of new things from this course and this course helped me to write a better novel.

By Biohazard 3

May 19, 2019

Being new, I felt that this course allowed for a basic education that included the needed skills.

By R.K. M

Jan 27, 2018

Filled with considerations and practices that will help develop any aspiring or practiced writer.

By Rita B

Jan 14, 2018

I really liked it. It is very interesting and all the assignment are useful for learning to write

By Monica W

Oct 10, 2017

I learned so much in this course and I recommend it to anyone who's considered becoming a writer.

By Sudeshna G

May 28, 2017

Wonderful course. I really liked all the chapters and the way the craft of the plot is taught. Th

By Carlos A M S

Jul 21, 2020

Excellent course where I learned many practical concepts on how to write a good plot in a novel.

By Eliana H

Sep 12, 2019

Amazing Course, I´ve learned so much and I feel ready to continue learning and be a good writer.

By Mary J M

Nov 9, 2017

It's a course that is filled with abundant of great things to learn. I truly enjoyed the course.

By Max M

Jul 24, 2017

I love these classes. I'm going to get a story submitted to a publisher this week. :) Thank you.

By Ricardo W

May 25, 2017

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By Lilian S

Sep 25, 2016

I really enjoyed this course. I learned so much and i feel like it's helped me grow as a writer.

By Angelo B

Mar 20, 2016

I love writing, and even if English is not my mother tongue this course is enjoyable and useful!

By tim B

May 28, 2021

Outstanding in its coverage of the basic building parts of story structure. I highly recommend!

By Abhishek K

Jan 13, 2021

Great for beginners and anyone looking to understand their own craft through a structured lens.

By Rajesh C

Jul 28, 2020

Great course! Very critical tips. Not a single unnecessary word. Huge help for novices like me.

By Luisa S

May 21, 2020

A compelling and stimulating course to learn the basics of creative writing and plot structure,

By Ana G V F

May 14, 2020

A very nice course where you learn the essentials about writing a plot. I very much enjoyed it!

By Mare

Apr 20, 2020

Finally! This class taught me how to plot. Something I have been trying to figure out for years

By Krysten C

Dec 5, 2019

I really loved this course. The instruction was clear and quick and the assignment challenging.

By DJ R

Nov 10, 2018

Very good course. This course forced me to leave the box i had built for myself and my writing.

By Mariya G

Mar 26, 2018

I found this course practical and helpful. I would highly recommend it to other novice writers.

By Alexandra L

Mar 25, 2018

A lot of valuable information and the assignments are just right to try to put it into practice