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Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot

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 k...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 1h 47m
Language: English

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8.7 / 10

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Video Score: 7.8 / 10
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Extra Content Score: 9.8 / 10

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Description

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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Who is the instructor? Is Brando Skyhorse a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Brando Skyhorse has created 2 courses that got 839 reviews which are generally positive. Brando Skyhorse has taught 190815 students and received a 4.8 average review out of 839 reviews. Depending on the information available, Brando Skyhorse is a TRUSTED instructor.
English
Wesleyan University
Brando Skyhorse is a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan. His debut novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award and the Sue Kaufman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been awarded fellowships at Ucross; Can Serrat, Spain; and was the 2014-2015 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-In-Washington at George Washington University. His latest book, Take This Man: A Memoir, is out now in paperback.

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Video: 1h 47m
Language: English

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