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About the Course

In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to the techniques that masters of fiction use to ground a story in a concrete world. From the most realist settings to the most fantastical, writers will learn how to describe the physical world in sharp, sensory detail. We will also learn how to build credibility through research, and to use creative meditation exercises to deepen our own understanding of our story worlds, so that our readers can see all that we imagine....

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Jul 1, 2020

Great course, it taught me things that I would have never learned otherwise, in this course you must take your time, don't rush, because if you do you will miss the most important points of the curse.

Jan 19, 2021

This was such a wonderful course. I got to learn a lot about strange lands, imaginative description etc. Generally how to set my world and describe it in a convincing manner. I totally recommend it.

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By Nick T

May 24, 2020

The best of the first three, outstanding exercises and information.

By Dominique S

Jun 14, 2019

Another great class in the specialization. I have enjoyed them all!

By Zakia S

Aug 31, 2018

It was an enlightening experience. I learnt a great deal. Thank you

By Sahara Z F

Aug 9, 2020

By far the most exciting and informative course I've taken so far.

By Vasiliki L

Mar 14, 2019

Great course - the challenges presented force you to write better!

By Mary B P

Aug 28, 2016

Challenging and very helpful course. I learned so much. Thank you!

By Paul M

Aug 10, 2017

Immensely enjoyed this course and how it is presented. Thank you.

By Marianna Z

Jan 3, 2017

Interesting information, lots of inspiration and good excercises.

By Gregory W C

Mar 13, 2016

More engaging and inspirational than many, many other approaches.

By Ray P M

Jun 9, 2016

This one was much more intense, and as such, much more fruitful.

By Ryosuke N

May 13, 2018

Amity Gaige is one of the best teachers of this specialization.

By Alan F

Feb 1, 2018

Best section so far. Amity should have her dog in all lectures.

By Ingmar S

Dec 31, 2019

Good writing prompts provided. Thank you for the inspiration.

By Sevinç A

Apr 18, 2018

I loved Amity Gaige's ideas and activities. So inspirational!

By Chimfeka A O

Jul 24, 2020

I liked the assignments! Some of them were a real challenge.

By Aniketh B

Jun 4, 2020

Fun course. gives me confidence to pursue writing even more.

By Christopher L

Jun 28, 2018

Another great course in the Creative Writing specialization!

By Angie F

Oct 11, 2016

Great course. Excellent exercises, and illuminating lessons.

By Chris B

Jun 9, 2016

One of the best creative writing courses. Truly enjoyed it!

By Janos M

Feb 17, 2021

One of the best course in Creative Writing specialization.

By Barb B

Dec 17, 2016

Great course that caused me to get out of my comfort zone!

By Lu O

Nov 2, 2020

curso interessante, com bons exemplos e bons exercícios

By joseph d r

Aug 7, 2020

Great instructor. Good suggestions for further reading


Feb 2, 2021

I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot from it.

By Kartik S

Feb 16, 2018

Very helpful for someone who wants to become a writer!