Great course to take as the first step in the sequence of the "Creative Writing" certification. Exercises are fun, professor provides useful methodology, load is manageable for someone with a day job.
The course was informative on how to build, structure and develop the plot of our own stories. It was also very helpful in guiding us through the editing process. A useful course for aspiring writers.
创建者 Melanie T P D•
Brando Skyhorse is a wonderful teacher and i love his course
创建者 Miss S•
It helped me polish my creativity in a professional manner
创建者 chahat b•
it really helpful for those who had the urge of writing
创建者 Lucien T•
A great introduction to the world of creative writing.
创建者 Evan E•
Fast and informative. Great feedback from classmates.
创建者 Nancy W•
Good review of plot development and creative writing.
创建者 Hala K•
A wonderful course with a wonderful community!
创建者 Ayush A S•
A good simple course taught me about writing.
创建者 Anay T•
Excellent course for a beginner like me
创建者 Will F•
Great course, with a great instructor.
创建者 ADEPU R•
very clear helps a lot for a beginner
创建者 Julie M•
Full of helpful tips and suggestions.
创建者 Sarah V K•
Great exercises and I learned a lot.
创建者 David N•
Really enjoying this course so far.
创建者 DHARMPAL K•
I learn a lot about this course
创建者 Rima A•
Its a wonderful course.
创建者 Eternally P•
Very engaging course
创建者 Norrarat S•
good to know
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创建者 Daniel Y•
The videos were very entertaining and informative. The assignments gave structure to how one would write with restrictions that no beginner would think of using.
The other writers, however, served as a hindrance and a headache with only a few gems in the barrel of word soup. I could feel my craft deteriorating with every jungle of adverbs, sentence fragments and broken English. Most of my peers barely bothered to look at the instructions, and keep their stories under the word limit, forcing me to read several pages of verbal brain drilling.
I wasn't too bothered by it, until some delightful GENIUS* decided to make the submission section uncopyable. I could review several works, If there was a possibility to copy the submission to a word processor, segment it and highlight the errors. This saved my energy and sanity.
In the end, all I could manage were superficial peer-reviews, where I focused my effort to finding the biggest problem in the student's work and giving criticism on that.
Were you afraid that someone might copy and make profit from the <1000 word essays of amateur writers? Talk about professional suicide.
创建者 Justin S•
The course pursues an agenda more than teaching to inform or instruct. The topics are listed to the subjective agenda of the course creators, and the excuse given is that too many people signed up for the course, so, it has to be peer reviewed. Scientific papers are peer reviewed, for obvious reasons and in the most objective context. The only time creative writing should be peer reviewed is in pursuing a graduate degree and before a qualified degreed panel.
This method could be attributed to laziness on the part of the course creators, but based on the excuses given, it’s social engineering. For example, for the second writing assignment, the students should be given a choice on what they want to write about, so long as they meet the syntax criteria and for written grammar and creative writing. The ABDCE method is not the only method for creative writing
Further, most of the students doing the peer review do not have the qualifications a seasoned professional teacher or teacher’s assistant has. The review is subjective and not objective. Subjectivity is not the best nor a good standard for grading someone.