I loved this course! Extremely useful and hands on. The course instructor was really impressive, both informative and empathetic, both arty and to the point. Totally admired her style of instruction.
The course was very well-structured and challenging. The instructor is very experienced and good, thus used relevant materials for this course, be it the guests, or the assignments, or the examples.
创建者 Jorge T•
The excercises on the course are great, but the videos can be a little vague.
创建者 Jill B•
Excellent lectures. Assignments were a little too "exercisey" for me.
Content is great, but the app is very buggy and difficult to use.
创建者 Houda A I•
There parts that were rather confusing in Week 2 (assignment)
创建者 Vishal B•
Instructor is not very good
创建者 Camille B•
Helpful, but not very much.
创建者 Emily F•
I didn't find this course particularly helpful or useful. I'm not sure why, there was a disconnect somewhere, I think maybe that I didn't receive the help that I feel I still need on the subject of how to create a great, memorable, believable character. Also, some of the assignments were confusing. Nothing really stands out about this course, and it was actually a bit boring and I don't feel I learned anything related to the subject. Everything about this class needs some work: the videos, the instruction/syllabus/content, and the assignments. Sorry, I didn't like it. =(
创建者 Aiden T N•
I am honestly not a fan of Amy's teaching style. She seems to have a discussion with herself about character building techniques but not really explain the technique nor structure it for the student.
There are too many shop talks.
I would rather have a structure explained to me and then hear a discussion... the way Brando Skyhorse does in the Plot course... really a let down. I will have to buy the book she keeps averting I guess... after spending quite good money on the course already. Pity
创建者 Janhavi D•
I think this course is the least efficient out of all others. The course material is good, the lecturer is well informed but there is no coordination between the lectures and the lecturer whatsoever. The week's planning is inefficient, there's no relation between the assignments and the syllabus, and the author only ever conducts shop talks and invites guests. I do not mean the least disrespect to the lecturer at all, just that they could've offered a more thought out and planned course.
创建者 Monika C B•
I didn't find this module very helpful and some of the assignments were truly confusing. I wish there was more "meat" in the sessions and more availability to access the lecturers more readily when there was confusion. I don't like the fact I pay money for other people to "assess" my work when half of them don't even read my submissions properly. Or the question. Or both. So if the lectures don't stretch me, I find my money spent unwisely.
创建者 Pritika P•
I found the assignments very challenging to understand as there was very little clarity in the way they were written. Had to constantly reach out to mentors and forum discussions to actually understand what the instructor wanted.
Overall, I did not enjoy this course as much as I enjoyed the other three courses of this series.
创建者 Amanda Y H•
The instructor did very little teaching and spent much more time interviewing other instructors from different courses. The instruction regarding character development was not very useful compared to the insight provided in the Craft of Plot course. I do not feel I got very much out of this course.
创建者 Ian B•
This is by far the weakest course of the creative writing specialization. The majority of it is spent with the "teacher" having shop talk sessions with other novelists, but doing very little teaching herself.
创建者 Olivia W•
This was my least favourite course in the the Creative Writing Specialisation. I learnt a bit about creating characters but I found the lessons bland and the assignments difficult to understand.
创建者 Hayeon C•
It was quite simple but the tips are quite general. It is good for beginners. However, it was a good excersize and was fun in a way.
创建者 Patrick L•
I didn't think there were many solid pointers...and not much that was original coming from the instructor herself.
创建者 Elaina J•
The lessons do not seem to match the assignments. The instructions for the assignments are confusing.
创建者 Madison T•
Instructions were very unclear compared to the rest of the courses in the specialization.
创建者 Melania D•
I find that most of the time I don't know what is expected of me in the assignments
The peer reviewed assignments are next to useless, as there is no oversight on them. I think there needs to be a basic comprehension assessment done first, before allowing fellow learners the ability to pass/fail students in the course.
创建者 Hannah K•
I did not enjoy the lecturer (Amy Bloom) at all. I felt her videos and lectures were not very beneficial, and her teaching style was lacking. The assignments were okay, but overall I do not feel like I learned much from thsi course.
创建者 Lilian S•
I wouldn't recommend this course to anyone who's paying. The assignments instructions are too vague to understand and there's no example given.
创建者 Palash B•
I never received reviews.