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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

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.

LB
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.

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By magda r

Jul 9, 2017

Great way to learn how to think and write and story

By Farid H

Mar 4, 2016

Probably one of the best moocs i have ever taken :)

By Theresa P

Feb 4, 2021

Great step by step class on how to plot your book.

By Alexander P

Jun 13, 2020

The class is well structured and very informative.

By Andrea

Apr 8, 2020

Excellent beginning to the creative writing field.

By LEEEEEO

Jan 28, 2018

对于中国学员,我能听懂就相当不错了。用英文写作很吃力,而且对我完全没必要。。。作业可以中文提交不??

By Jean M M

Dec 27, 2017

Clear, simple, accessible to beginners .. a dream.

By M.Hussain P

Nov 10, 2017

it was really useful for me. thanks for everything

By Lilian B

Jun 25, 2021

Excellent, really exceptional, very good teacher.

By Yagyesh S

May 26, 2020

Best way to learn about how to write a literature

By Aneta D

Apr 24, 2019

Excelente XD. una informacion muy util y completa

By Bhavika D

Oct 5, 2017

Very helpful and interesting ! Thank you so much.

By Osha A O A D

May 31, 2020

شكرا لكل من شارك في اعداد الدورة الأكثر من رائعه

By Thalia B

Apr 22, 2020

Excellent! Extremely well organized and helpful.

By Jolanta T

Jun 26, 2017

Great course and very informative. Thank you !!!

By ANASWARA P S

Apr 30, 2021

actually a great platform to aquire many skills

By Leslie O

Mar 30, 2021

I really liked the structure and learned a lot.

By Gnaneshwer M

Jul 30, 2020

A very helpful course that presents good stuff.

By Akash K

Jun 15, 2020

this course plants more confident on my writing

By Debra L

Mar 19, 2020

The instructor and course materials were great.

By Famutimi O

Jan 9, 2019

It was easy to relate to and was comprehensible

By Claudia M

Jul 3, 2018

Great insights on how to build a coherent story

By Andelka Z

Mar 5, 2016

just amazing and helpful. thank you from the <3

By Viktorija J

Dec 24, 2020

I loved this course! Easy following and clear.

By Nurul N A B A Z

Oct 19, 2020

A great start for everyone, insightful course!