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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

Nov 15, 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.

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.

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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.

By Mariane V

Aug 12, 2020

Ótimo. Um dos melhores cursos que já fiz online, se não o melhor!

By C B

Sep 14, 2018

Definitely gave me the confidence to move forward and learn more.

By Ari F I

Jul 5, 2017

Highly recommended for people interested in the craft of writing.

By Tiago S C

Apr 11, 2016

Congrats fo the Teacher. Best Creative Writing course I've taken.

By Raffiqua H

Oct 31, 2020

i am so happy i did this course it help me so much in my writing

By Aprielle T

Aug 29, 2018

Great course! I definitely learned alot of valuable information.


Aug 10, 2018

Thanks for this initiation.

I have been been benefited

thank you

By Andrew T

Oct 9, 2020

Great class. I learned a lot about structure and story telling!

By Divya J

Sep 10, 2020

This course was a good introductory one for the specialisation.

By Felipe U B

Jul 23, 2020

Excellent course to learn the big picture about writing a story

By Muhammad U

Jul 12, 2020

It provided me with a new level of observation towards writing.

By Catherine M H

Dec 24, 2018

Love this course! It has helped my writing skills tremendously.

By Homer W

Jul 13, 2018

The structure and make-up of plot come to be better understood.

By Otavio J D G G

Nov 23, 2017

Great course! I learned a lot and I enjoyed taking the classes.

By Marius D

Oct 8, 2016

Very good learning material even for non-english native person.

By Sankara n

Aug 17, 2020

This course was amazing and really taught me the craft of plot

By Eric H

Jun 4, 2020

Easy to follow and track through. Well constructed curriculum.

By Myada E

Dec 6, 2017

very helpful. thank you for this course and thanks Mr. Brando.

By Flavia G A

Jun 14, 2020

Wonderful! I'm really happy with all the things I've learned.


Jun 8, 2020

Honestly, that was so good! I'm looking forward to continue.

By Bernard I F

Jul 26, 2018

very addictive. makes you think writing is an easy adventure

By Gloria C

Sep 21, 2017

Great course to understand the foundations of story writing.

By Coco G

Mar 16, 2019

Really helpful and I made great progress after the courses!