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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

MM

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.

BM

Nov 05, 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 Paulo B

Aug 19, 2017

A simple and effective way to write books.

By Marie-Hélène F

Feb 23, 2016

Thank you so much for this amazing course!

By Hoang T B N

Apr 21, 2020

It is a kind of formula to creat a story.

By Jose A P M

Jun 21, 2017

This course helps us to understand how to

By Jasmine K

Apr 04, 2017

Brando Skyhorse is a fabulous instructor!

By Ángel H V G

Jun 15, 2020

It has a nice formula for creating plots

By Joy T

Feb 16, 2020

Quick, but I picked up some basic skills

By Victor C

Oct 26, 2017

Real clear and excellent for beginners!

By David E

Apr 05, 2016

This is an absolutely wonderful course.

By Kelly C

Apr 02, 2016

easy to understand and funny Assignment

By Nathalia T d S

Apr 16, 2020

Amei o curso como um todo. Parabéns!!!

By joanne m

Oct 22, 2017

This is a great class I learned a lot.

By Lisa Z

Oct 09, 2017

Great course! Great real life advice!

By Eirini S

Apr 02, 2020

Very nice course! Extremely Detailed!

By Trina R

Oct 14, 2018

Very insightful and practical advice.

By Carol W

Oct 13, 2016

Great instruction on devising a plot.

By Danai A

Mar 08, 2016

Practical, well-presented, inspiring!

By Vijayalaxmi

May 22, 2020

This has helped me a lot in writing.

By Ytavyly Y

Apr 15, 2016

Excelente didáctica de la escritura.

By Cristina M V

Mar 19, 2016

This course actually got me writing!

By I A F

Apr 20, 2020

Very good concept and good learning

By Borja C M

Jul 18, 2018

Great hands on the keyboard course!

By Camila S M

Jun 23, 2017

Good introduction to craft of plot.

By Robert S

Mar 19, 2020

Excellent introduction. Thank you.

By Larry G

Mar 01, 2018

Learn a lot and it was challenging