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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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Aug 3, 2018

I have learned so much from this course.And this might be the best of the 5 courses

By Adrienna M

Oct 17, 2018

Really great information, and a good start to learning about the craft of writing.

By Davide P

Oct 22, 2019

The teacher is really really good - one of the best learning experience so far.

By Angel M

Jun 14, 2019

Insightful. A clear and direct approach to the craft of setting and description

By Brian C

Sep 17, 2017

Enjoyed the course. Had to stretch on some of the exercises, a good experience.

By Michael R

Sep 20, 2016

The examples and the assignments are very cleverly thought out. Good teaching!

By Madhu K S

Nov 4, 2018

THis was a short course, I liked it. Assignments were challenging and unique.

By Lori B B (

Nov 29, 2017

This was a very good course. It was a great addition to my writer's tool kit.

By Madeleine W

Mar 25, 2017

Really informative course that makes you look at what you read more closely.

By P. E K

Oct 15, 2018

It was a treat hearing from Ms. Gaige, one of my all-time favorite writers.

By Luigi L

Oct 30, 2020

Me hizo tomar conciencia de la importancia del escenario y su descripción.

By Lana M

Mar 17, 2016

Amity Gaige was a tremendous instructor. It was a very enjoyable course.

By Jennifer T

Apr 29, 2018

Great easy to understand explanations of the creating writing concepts!

By Cristofer C L

May 18, 2017

Awesome course, excellent instructor. I am a way better writer for it!

By Jenn K

Aug 15, 2016

Such a great inspiring teacher. My favourite course on this Platform.

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 Raimundo P M

Jun 9, 2016

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