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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....

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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.


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.

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By Debra L

Mar 19, 2020

The instructor and course materials were great.

By Famutimi O

Jan 09, 2019

It was easy to relate to and was comprehensible

By Claudia M

Jul 03, 2018

Great insights on how to build a coherent story

By Andelka Z

Mar 05, 2016

just amazing and helpful. thank you from the <3

By Nurul N A B A Z

Oct 19, 2020

A great start for everyone, insightful course!

By Unni M K

Jun 27, 2018

It's very helpful and does improve the skills.

By Peter P

Sep 18, 2016

Perfect basic information for me. Thanks a lot

By Claudia F

Jul 09, 2020

Great course! I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

By Sarah A

Oct 24, 2019

Organized, specific, challenging, and useful.

By Gwen H

Jun 07, 2018

Very informative, with helpful peer feedback.

By Maurice C

Mar 05, 2018

great class learned many things about Plot...

By Carreen P

Nov 23, 2017

The course is very useful and well delivered.

By Sarunjade P

Nov 05, 2016

Awesome for the beginner of creative writing!

By Kimberly F

Jun 30, 2019

I was a complete novice and I learned a lot.

By Jenny J G L

Feb 16, 2018

Very interesting course. I've learned a lot.

By Светлана

Dec 03, 2017

Thank you a lot. This course was veryuseful.

By Anjum

May 18, 2017

Great course.

Dr. Brando is a great teacher.

By Alexander A K

Jun 01, 2016

A very good course for any beginning writers

By K.C. W

May 02, 2016

This course was a great learning experience.

By Chloé B

Mar 17, 2016

Very interesting course and good advices! =)

By David V

Oct 15, 2020

Great Course. To the point and very useful.

By Geraldine E H

Oct 06, 2020

Pude mejorar mi escritura, ¡Muchas gracias!

By Oriana M

Aug 03, 2020

I love it! Aprendí mucho, gracias por tanto

By Emoon 1

Jul 14, 2020

The course was nice. I learned many things.

By Lakshmi P K

May 13, 2020

I really loved the course. Thanks to mentor