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

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About the Course

Your style is as unique and distinctive as your face, your voice, except that you can choose it, you can can work on it, enhance it. In this course we will introduce aspiring writers to the art of putting pressure on written language. We will study the use of metaphor and imagery, and demonstrate how clarity, grace, and inventiveness in word choice are imperative to a story’s success. Writers will emerge with the revision skills essential to all writers of good stories and good prose....

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Apr 18, 2016

Great class for the content I needed. I audited this class and benefited from the theory discussion and practical exercises. The class guided me to improve my writing style which was my ultimate goal.

Dec 17, 2018

Lessons were well done, good mix of teaching and illuminating discussion between accomplished writers. Exercises are creative and well thought out. Feedback from classmates is generally helpful.

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By Zach S

Jun 8, 2020

Salvatore is awesome! He presents fascinating ways to consider writer's choices. Very engaging.

By Khemchand S

Apr 10, 2017

What an amazing class! Very structured, great exercises, excellent advice, and I learned a lot.

By Iryna A

Aug 11, 2017

It was interesting and educational, teaching me skills about writing I didn't think I needed.

By Agustina S

Jun 9, 2020

The exercises really help put into practice the theory. I loved how the course was developed

By Javier R

Jun 8, 2020

Salvatore knows his stuff. It was a real pleasure (and very productive) to learn from him.

By Esho K

May 25, 2020

The course touched on vital areas and sharpened my creative writing skill. I learnt a lot.

By Shalini N

Jul 15, 2018

I have truly learn a lot from this course. Each week had something new to learn and apply.

By Cristofer C L

Oct 6, 2016

I feel like a much better writer and I feel capable of going about getting published now.

By Matthew J G

Sep 6, 2017

Out of all of the courses, this one is definitely the most enjoyable to write tasks for.

By Ezekiel J M R

May 21, 2019

It was a great course and experience. I learned so much from the challenging workshops.

By Chris B

Jul 31, 2016

I think this was the best of the four Wesleyan Creative Writing specialization courses.

By C.J. U

Sep 24, 2020

The course has great assignments that pushed me to be even more creative. Thank you!

By karthickjayasekar

Jul 23, 2020

the course is very useful for developing my writing skills... I loved this course...

By Gicela H y G

Mar 26, 2017

An excellent course dedicated to you developing your voice through tough exercises.

By joseph d r

Aug 7, 2020

Really enjoyed the teachers style and appreciate the "pyramid" lecture. Thank you!

By Natalia C

May 19, 2016

I really like it. I learned things that I was not aware of when it comes to write.

By adriene j

Feb 28, 2018

Tough, demanding because so challenging. Worth taking if you want to get better.

By Windy P

Oct 9, 2020

One of the best courses in this specializaton. I truly learned a lot from it.

By Arianna M

Oct 28, 2020

Good content, easily explained, memorable and passionate. Very good course.

By Fernanda B

Oct 25, 2017

I never thought I'd learn so much about things I thought I knew. Thank you.

By Douglas P

Sep 14, 2017

Loved this course. I learned several new tools to call upon in my writing.

By Amanda C

Apr 8, 2018

This course set me on the path to writing a story that I can be proud of.

By Lori B B (

Nov 29, 2017

I got the most from this segment of the course. It was very enlightening.

By Tina M

Aug 6, 2017

While at times this class was a little confusing, I enjoyed it immensely.

By Abdelkader A K

Jun 1, 2020

The course was very beneficial and the instructor was remarkably helpful