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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

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 james r

Mar 12, 2019

i have seen a tremendous improvement to my writing through

By Sandra D

Jan 13, 2019

The course has been really helpful. I enjoy learning here.

By Raul N C G

Dec 02, 2018

Good course and instructor with well-balanced assignments.

By Ольга И Б

Jul 17, 2018

Amazing! Extraordinary! Awesome! With lots of practice. :)

By Margarita

Aug 15, 2017

A lot of interesting information. Really happy to be here.

By Josephine H

May 08, 2017

Great course that was very well taught by Brando Skyhorse.

By Deleted A

Apr 23, 2017

Great class. Inspired me to keep at my writing. Thank you!

By Donald S P

May 15, 2018

excellent thought provoking course. Thoroughly enjoyed it

By Gary L

Mar 15, 2017

Thank you Brando for giving me the tools to write my own.

By Cora B

Apr 02, 2016

Great course, really helped me develop my skills in plot.

By Claretta T W

Apr 12, 2016

I learned quite a few new themes. This is a great class.

By Yuruani A

Oct 22, 2019

A fun course to follow, informative and easy to follow.

By Rodrigo B W

Jan 21, 2018

Very good lessons, interviews, audio and video quality.

By Goher I P

Oct 14, 2017

This is simply very informative and interesting course.

By Diego B A

Aug 30, 2016

Its just been the first week.... and I love it!!!!!!!!!

By Amanda C

Aug 15, 2016

Brando Skyhorse is a well spoken instructor. Well done.

By Rodrigo P d l G

Aug 28, 2020

Esta clase pide algo más de dedicación del estudiante.

By Manojj D

Jul 04, 2020

A wonderful course for beginners! Absolutely helpful!.

By Brooke B

Jul 14, 2019

I loved every video and writing exercise. Well taught!

By Luis A P T

Feb 04, 2019

Super great! I have learned a lot. Highly recommended.

By MAGZ M

Jan 04, 2019

LOVED IT. Very practical and grounding. Inspiring too.

By D'Andra L

Oct 27, 2018

The best out of all the courses in the specialization.

By Patricia A

Dec 20, 2017

Really liked the 21-point checklist to revise my work.

By Tina M

Jul 26, 2017

I thought this was a great class. Highly recommend it.

By Rupa J

May 23, 2020

This is the best course I did on Coursera, Thank You!