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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

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.

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.

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By Ramon O P C

Dec 2, 2020

An excellent introductory course for people who want to start writing

By Janani M

Sep 6, 2020

Interesting lectures and great professor !

Loved the assignments too !

By Iradier A M

Jul 18, 2019

It's great course I think it's a course for beginners, It's excellent

By Sophie M

May 25, 2018

Non-pretentious and knows what he's talking about, easy to learn from

By Nadezhda S

Oct 10, 2017

A great course, good lectures and good tasks to help you get started.

By Dee M

Apr 11, 2016

Great course. Only accessed the course via 'audit'. Really enjoyable.

By Sebastian L

Feb 1, 2021

This course has been fun so far and I look forward to the next step.

By adeyinka a

Aug 31, 2020

It was an amazing experience learning from professor Brando Skyhorse

By Orjuwan M A J A

May 12, 2020

Many thanks to Professor Brando Skyhorse for such a marvelous course

By Michelle R

Apr 30, 2020

I like the instructor and the assignments were clear and reasonable.

By Jamie B

Mar 8, 2019

Awesome course! So much fun and I learned a lot from the professors.

By BlairWan

Feb 19, 2019

It helps me know what is the plot and how to build up the structure.

By James I

Mar 11, 2016

Better than Advertised

Easy to understand and well explained concepts

By Ritvik A

Jul 2, 2021

Really nice. Liked the teacher and style. I did hone my techniques.

By Sajid M

Jun 25, 2020

Nice and I enjoyed and learnt something which can help me in future

By Kathryn C

Jun 22, 2020

Very clear content plus the opportunity to read other people’s work

By Erica S

May 23, 2020

Helpful for my memoir writing to consider plot and scene structures

By Tanya A

Apr 23, 2020

It is a must take course for anyone starting with writing a fiction

By Irene S A

Dec 15, 2020

Great information about plot and scene structure. Thanks a lot !!!

By SYRIA A

Sep 29, 2020

It's very interesting and useful follow this course. I learn a lot

By Sandra

Jan 21, 2020

Understandable, flexible, collaborative, creative and free flowing

By Fatima

Nov 1, 2016

Great overview and excellent teacher. Enjoyed the points discussed

By Santiago C

Mar 29, 2016

Great course, Brando is a great professor. The task are very clear

By Luke R

Dec 30, 2020

Thank you Brando for your interviews, examples and encouragement.

By Luisa C

Sep 12, 2020

I learned a lot from this. Now, I could properly plot my stories.