Dec 01, 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.
Nov 16, 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 22, 2017
It's really useful to get feedback from peers. It's like having your readers on hand. I've struggled to understand what readers want. Although I know that all fiction writing is niched; I think I've failed to understand some of the fundamentals of good writing. And that's a big statement for me to make as I have a PhD in literary studies, specialising in theory, and I work as an academic in this field from time to time. It's practical and it works!
By Ole D J•
Feb 19, 2018
Can feel the missing pieces slowly fall together in my writing for every assignment.
So happy this and the following courses were made available on Coursera.
Will mention the author as well as this course in my first book if I manage to get it published.
By Aiden T N•
Nov 10, 2016
I loved this course and the assignments were really putting every section to work right away.
I wish that at least one of my papers would have been reviewed by Brando... but maybe that will happen in the capstone.
By Maksym S•
Mar 12, 2016
The course was pretty easy to learn, but the assignments were challenging, which is the best combination of theory and practice in my opinion. Although I didn't have enough time to dive into discussions and get to know with the community, I'd recommend this course to anyone who's making his first steps in creative writing. It will teach you how to limit yourself in your writing, be consize and yet create stories that are both entertaining and thought provoking.
Jun 08, 2016
I was not sure about this course at first, but I am so glad that I enrolled. Brando gives specific tips and ideas about how to write a story. He has made me realize that creative writing is not just about lofty ideas; writing can be improved and polished through approaching a story logically and methodically.
One of the best designed courses I have ever taken on Coursera. Thank you Brando!
By Mary B P•
Aug 28, 2016
I learned so much about plotting from this course and it changed everything for me.
By Ashley K•
Mar 15, 2016
Good material. Brando Skyhorse is a very talented lecturer. The exercises look simple but are actually very difficult, so set aside more time than you expect to complete them within the parameters.
By R.K. M•
Jan 27, 2018
Filled with considerations and practices that will help develop any aspiring or practiced writer.
By Sheiron S•
Mar 09, 2016
Besides an engaging instructor (Brandon Skyhorse), the modules' content is accessible for nascent writers. Moreover, I enjoy the shop talk series with authors. These lectures cum interviews show a fulfilling, intimate view of writing lives. I feel more confident in my writing and have been a better, more critical reader of others' work, especially my own. I recommend this course to anyone who needs to brush up on their creative writing skills and for those who want to start from a clean slate.
By Michele S•
Apr 01, 2016
Great course. I just audited it but even the audit content was very helpful. You'll have to pay for peer review, but I just wanted to learn about plot and this course delivered. :)
By Jessica Ö•
Dec 30, 2017
Very interesting and so much useful information. For anyone who's interested in writing of any kind, I highly recommend this course!
By Julian M•
Jul 24, 2017
I love these classes. I'm going to get a story submitted to a publisher this week. :) Thank you.
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Jun 25, 2016
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May 22, 2018
MUCHAS GRACIAS POR ESTA OPORTUNIDAD
By Alexander K K•
Jun 01, 2016
A very good course for any beginning writers
By Maurice C•
Mar 05, 2018
great class learned many things about Plot...
By Allan R A•
Mar 18, 2018
Great suggestions and guidance. Challenging assignments. Helpful directions for success as a writer. What else can one ask for?
By Susan S•
Jun 21, 2016
Before taking this course I had no idea that there can actually be a format to follow to create a good story! I've learned a lot and Brando Skyhorse
By Candice T•
Jun 19, 2018
I really didn't expect to learn as much as I did! Great, well-organised course. I highly recommend it for those who want to learn the basics of writing a story.
By Claretta T W•
Apr 12, 2016
I learned quite a few new themes. This is a great class.
Oct 05, 2017
By Nadia D•
Oct 11, 2016
I really enjoyed how the instructor broke down plot, the examples and assignments. I would definitely recommend it.
By Cashmere J•
Feb 23, 2016
Very simple videos to understand complex ideas. Had a whole lot of fun watching them
By Gwen H•
Jun 07, 2018
Very informative, with helpful peer feedback.
By Gregory W C•
Mar 14, 2016
Exceptional clarity and with real life tools and inspirational, lively, all too short, presentation.