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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

SD
Jul 13, 2020

It seems easy at the start; give it a week or two and you will be very surprised -- with yourself and your reaction to the feedback.\n\nThe instructions are easy to follow, the insights are priceless.

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 Tina S

Sep 30, 2018

I got a lot of of this course that has really impacted my approach to writing.

By Francisco R S H

Mar 20, 2018

Great teachers and simple explanations for complex things. I enjoyed it a lot.

By Eric C G

Feb 18, 2021

Quite a good and decent course. It definitely served the purpose I hoped for.

By Mirza K

Dec 10, 2020

Brando Skyhorse is a great instructor and I would visit other of his courses.

By Masha G

Mar 18, 2020

Я получила новые знания и навыки! А также мне понравились творческие задания!

By Neha A

Jan 17, 2018

amazing course. I got a a fresh, clear perspective towards better expression.

By Skye S

Apr 13, 2017

I am so happy with this course and can't wait to complete the sister courses!

By Grace A

Sep 4, 2020

Very educative. It made me realize I have been writing stories the wrong way

By Andreea S

Dec 3, 2017

Love the course! I am learning so much and having fun doing it! Thank you ;)

By Karen J

Feb 16, 2017

great course... short but learnt much. Would like if it were for more weeks!

By Setesh P

Dec 21, 2020

Really enjoyed the whole program. Best of all, I learned new skills! Thanks

By Saurabh B

Nov 27, 2020

This program is awesome. Got to learn a lot about how to structure a story.

By Raffy R

Sep 8, 2020

Brando is just fabulous!! I really enjoyed this course and learned so much.

By Rabi I

Oct 17, 2017

I learned a lot. Useful exercises. Easy to follow. Right pace. Great value.

By Gretchen R

Sep 22, 2017

Perfect for those of us who don't know anything about the craft of writing.

By Heather F R

Jul 22, 2016

Excellent course. I learned tools that I can apply to my writing. Thank you

By Jorge T

Jun 24, 2016

Great course, doesn't take much time and you can learn a lot about writing.

By Zsuzsanna J

May 11, 2016

Excellent course, helped me so much and gave me good ideas and inspiration.

By Osleydi

Dec 4, 2018

It's a really good course which has helped me to improve my writing skills

By Álvaro D H

Nov 7, 2018

It could have, on the last week, one professional evaluation, couldn't it?

By Shalini N

Jul 4, 2018

Loved this course. I learnt a great deal. Enjoyed the feedback I received.

By Wong W

Jun 21, 2016

A humble writer and teacher, thanks for sharing everything about writing!

By Luana B

Mar 16, 2016

The course is really intereresting and I am learning a lot of new skills.

By yasinaksit

Nov 30, 2020

One of the best courses I've ever taken. Thank you really much Wesleyan!

By Priyamvada D

Sep 4, 2020

if you really want to learn Creative writing this is the best course....