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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

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.

DA
Nov 30, 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.

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By David T

Apr 23, 2020

Relatively easy but quite educational. May take a little time to finish peer reviews

By Cashmere J

Feb 23, 2016

Very simple videos to understand complex ideas. Had a whole lot of fun watching them

By Jannell M

Aug 4, 2021

In-depth plot videos that allow you to procatice your writing and receive feedback.

By Lucia B

Oct 11, 2020

The course provided clear guidelines on plot structure. I found it very informative

By Daniela M

Apr 22, 2020

I love this course. It was fun, challenging and had a useful companionship dynamic.

By Patti P

Dec 5, 2019

Excellent and clear instruction; good, meaningful interaction with world community.

By Noha D

Oct 21, 2017

I enjoyed the learning process, the assignments and the rich information, Thanks :)

By Mary B P

Aug 28, 2016

I learned so much about plotting from this course and it changed everything for me.

By Suraj K

Sep 19, 2021

It's an awesome course, and every person who has a knack for writing should do it.

By Divyanshi A

Jun 20, 2021

I was able to understand various parts of skillful writing and was able to improve

By Noon E K

May 29, 2020

This course was truly a great learning experience, and I had a lot of fun with it.

By Teerth S

Jan 20, 2020

Very informative for beginners as they try to develop and write their own stories.

By Leo J R J

Sep 20, 2018

Great lectures - bite size, enthusiastic instructors. Very interesting assignment.

By Shreyashi K

May 22, 2020

I loved the course, so much so that I completed it way before my actual deadline.

By Carmen L B

Apr 24, 2019

I enjoyed focusing on the plot and learning how the structure presents the story.

By Olivia W

Mar 6, 2016

I enjoyed taking this course. It was interesting and I found every module useful.

By Shion T

Aug 6, 2021

I really enjoy this course so much and help me so much to create my own novel :)

By Ashley G

Nov 16, 2020

Greatest course ever if you are looking to improve your creative writing skills!

By Bianca M

Nov 2, 2020

This was a very interesting course. I enjoyed it very much while learning a lot.

By Ajita

Jul 9, 2020

Brando's teaching style was quite engaging. I am motivated to learn more. Thanks

By Yunus Ç

Jun 20, 2020

I learned great information and this information has earned me a lot. Thank you.

By Abdelkader A K

May 4, 2020

The information were really valuable. The instructor was great and very helpful.

By Manjit S

Nov 4, 2019

This course got me writing after I was facing writer's block for about 6 months.

By Lucy P

Oct 29, 2020

Great course! There is just enough material to help write better short stories.

By adriene j

Jan 4, 2018

Great teacher, wonderful, vivid examples, satisfyingly challenging assignments!