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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

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.

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 Paul F H

Nov 20, 2016

I enjoyed the course which was well presented and I feel I have learnt much from it.

By Gurkiratsingh K

Sep 11, 2020

The course was awesome, but please add more professional example in week 3 (Scene)

By Ben H

Mar 4, 2017

As a beginning and inspiring writer, this course is a fundamental stepping stone.

By Leslie F

Jun 6, 2020

Very helpful tips with structure. The lectures were fun and easy to follow.

By J-Man

Oct 15, 2019

A short but helpful look at writing plot led by an enthusiastic coach.

By Emilio M L

Sep 4, 2020

A little bit too technical in my opinion, but it gets the job done.

By Zakir H M

Jun 3, 2020

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. I have cashed in on it a lot.

By Hanzala

Jun 24, 2020

It really helped me in learning the process of writing something.

By Noelle M

Apr 22, 2020

It was fun and a good way to keep me busy when 7th grade couldn't

By Sumit S

Oct 2, 2018

Helpful, concise and well developed. Would definitely recommend.

By Ravi K B

May 8, 2020

One of the best course among the others in this specialization.

By Brittney B

Oct 23, 2017

Great opening course! Definitely will need to complete them all

By Melanie T P D

May 28, 2020

Brando Skyhorse is a wonderful teacher and i love his course

By Sushreeta S

Jun 18, 2019

It helped me polish my creativity in a professional manner

By chahat b

Jul 14, 2020

it really helpful for those who had the urge of writing

By Lucien T

Oct 6, 2017

A great introduction to the world of creative writing.

By Evan E

Oct 29, 2018

Fast and informative. Great feedback from classmates.

By Nancy W

May 22, 2018

Good review of plot development and creative writing.

By Hala K

Mar 6, 2020

A wonderful course with a wonderful community!

By Ayush A S

Sep 6, 2020

A good simple course taught me about writing.

By Anay T

Nov 9, 2017

Excellent course for a beginner like me

By Will F

Jun 1, 2018

Great course, with a great instructor.

By ADEPU R

Jun 17, 2020

very clear helps a lot for a beginner

By Julie M

May 10, 2016

Full of helpful tips and suggestions.