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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....

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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.

The instructions are easy to follow, the insights are priceless.


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Love the clear direct explanations. Would have enjoyed more examples, more robust practice examples and a longer class overall, to l earn more plotting, but love the prof. Brandon knows how to teach!!

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By Hamidah B

Feb 16, 2022

This is not something I am looking for. I want to learn how to write non fiction not a novel

By Kirollos M

Jun 8, 2021

It unfortunately didn't help me as it didn't show any kind of helpful methodology to follow.

By Fahad A

Aug 8, 2022

I would recommend to replace peer review with spicalist review for the assignments.

By Natalia M

Apr 13, 2021

Me quiero dar de baja y no encuentro cómo hacerlo. Me pueden ayudar por favor.

By John W

Jan 12, 2023

this is a prelim course presumably. I have tried to cancel but cannot.

By Prasad S J

May 11, 2021

please unrolling this courese

By Diana Y

Jan 27, 2022

not what i was looking for