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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

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.

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 Maria d C M

Dec 7, 2020

Very good course.

By Chinwendu M N

Oct 30, 2020

really educating.


Sep 19, 2020

is really useful

By Amnah E

Sep 15, 2020

Excellent course.

By Sajia A

Jul 28, 2020

Love this course.

By Mina F

Mar 5, 2019

Great experience!

By Sonia M

Sep 17, 2016

excellent advices

By Isabella C S

Jul 18, 2021

Amazing classes.

By Diego A

Jun 21, 2021

Curso muito bom!

By Jed Q

May 26, 2021

I learned a lot.

By Sahil Y

Jun 17, 2020

brilliant course

By Wen W

Mar 21, 2020

very cool course

By Deleted A

Oct 14, 2018

very good course

By Tim J

May 26, 2017

Excellent class!

By Eve B

Feb 24, 2017

I am enjoying it

By yassmin m

Jun 13, 2021

​amazing course

By Bui L P L ( H

May 23, 2021

i love Coursera

By Simran P

Jul 12, 2020

It was amazing!

By Kang i

Mar 1, 2016

great lesson to

By Olaoluwa E F

Sep 22, 2021

Great content.

By Vito M

Nov 6, 2019

Awesome course

By Manisha J

Jan 28, 2019

very very good

By Cristian M

Mar 8, 2018

A great course

By Lindsay Z

Jul 21, 2021

great program

By İmran Ç

Mar 28, 2021

çok güzeldi:)