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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot by Wesleyan University

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3,932 ratings
1,325 reviews

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.

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.

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By Rodolfo M

Dec 5, 2018

The course is good, specially the assignments, although it's not deep enough for 5 stars.

By Lisa S

Aug 2, 2021

Lost a star for only having peer reviews. I can join a writer's group for that for free.

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 Yash K

Jan 30, 2021

Good intro, but not as in depth or rigorous as I would have liked

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 melanieterciapauladsouza

May 28, 2020

Brando Skyhorse is a wonderful teacher and i love his course

By Miss 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 Anthony M

Jul 27, 2021

Great except for some of the peer graded feedback.

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.