Jul 18, 2018
This course gave a real depth to the importance of describing your character's environment, as a way of deepening and exciting them. excellent work on imagining your characters in the environment
Jan 27, 2018
The course was very well organized and quite challenging. Each week gave me the opportunity to develop a piece which I have further developed into longer pieces which I am looking at publishing.
创建者 John L•
Mar 25, 2019
I recently completed the 5-course specialization in creative writing. For the most part the course material presented was good, especially the courses on plot, on setting, and on style. The course on characterization was a little vague. From the syllabus, it looked like it would be a good course, but the instructor did not follow the syllabus and was often very unfocussed in her presentation.
The weakness with this specialization is that all the feedback to the writer is provided by peers in the course. This I found very disappointing. Many of the other students were honestly very poor writers, and as a result, the feedback I received on my assignments was very superficial. In addition, rather than being able to learn from reading the writing of others, I found for the most part that the pieces submitted by others were very lacking.
If you take this course, know that it will provide you some good information about writing fiction, but the feedback you receive on your assignments will not help you learn. You will need to find another peer group of writers to help you with that.
创建者 LeAttol ( E L•
Jan 18, 2019
In regards to the specialization, I found the Brando Skyhorse course more "technical" but this course seems to evoke talent from students. The peer grading was a pleasure to do. -leattol
创建者 Ricardo P•
Jul 12, 2019
Out of all of the five courses for Creative Writing, this is my favorite one. Amity Gaige teaches how to use the five senses to describe a physical location in your story. She gives in-depth advice on creating rich descriptive locales by teaching you how to make a reader 'experience' your world through sensuous writing. After learning how to craft a plot and build a character, the next step is to immerse the reader into your world and story. This course teaches you how to do exactly that. I found it very insightful. Thank you, Amity, and thank you Coursera.
创建者 judy t•
Jul 05, 2019
I have learned so much and made great progress. This might be just the beginning for me in an endeavor I have always wanted to explore. Coursera got me started. Thank you
创建者 Jing X•
Jul 01, 2019
It is a wonderful course with challenges to me as a beginning writers, and many takeaways in the assignments. The instructor not only shared lots of knowledge/skills of writing as a professional fiction writer with 5 senses, but also via the workshop chat to reveal personal tips of other productive writers. I feel I gain more knowledge, writing skills, as well as confidence to keep writing towards the capstone project, and to be enrolled in next course of this great Creative Writing
创建者 Camille B•
Jun 21, 2019
Informative, helpful and fun.
创建者 Angel M•
Jun 14, 2019
Insightful. A clear and direct approach to the craft of setting and description
创建者 Dominique S•
Jun 14, 2019
Another great class in the specialization. I have enjoyed them all!
创建者 Anne B•
Jun 06, 2019
Challenging, very useful course, gives me the confidence to dig into my imagination and improve my writing.
创建者 Hui J H•
May 24, 2019
I had to read this one instead of watch it but it was excellent and informative. I fully agree on the topic of treating setting as important as a character in its own right, because of all the media that has really demonstrated this. Spot on advice, love the lessons!
创建者 Srishti R•
May 22, 2019
This is an amazing course. I have done previous two courses as well and I find this one to be the best because the assignments are challenging and you can experiment with your writing. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and now I am going on to do the next course. Simply wonderful! And a must for anyone who wants to challenge and improve their descriptive writing.
创建者 james r•
Apr 21, 2019
my writing has improved steadily with
创建者 Robert G•
Apr 18, 2019
Excellent course, very informative and interactive. Amity is a wonderful facilitator of the course, her passion and commitment to writing can be sensed in every word of advice she offers. The course is well-balanced in its offerings, exercises, 1-on-1 discussions and assignments. Because of this course, I will most likely continue to look at others in this "writing series".
Apr 10, 2019
I liked this course and I learned much. The reason I gave 4 stars is that often it is not clearly explained what exactly was requested in an assignment. I saw that its not only me but many other students had a problem to find out the exact assignment. This problem has obviously existed for the last 3 years and was never corrected. I encourage the students to find their answers - at least partly - in the discussion forums.
创建者 Esha B•
Apr 02, 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I feel what I have learnt in this course will take my writing to a new level.
创建者 Frankie W•
Mar 30, 2019
I love how Amity explained everything and the assignments and peer responses where wonderful. I got some great feedback and cannot wait to move further with my novel! Thank you everyone, and thank you so much to Amity for taking the time to put together your thoughts into a class!
创建者 AMIR R A•
Mar 28, 2019
创建者 Karena A•
Mar 26, 2019
THis course showed a different perspective of writing fiction than what I have done in the past. Nice.
Mar 26, 2019
slow motion, significant detail, about genre or style, the perspective of the auto-biography for the contenu;
the discussion about the cours among the students;
the interview of the others writers was woundeful;
also the moment for us the student to think, to meditate, to read, and then to write, all this like the real class.
创建者 Nelly L•
Mar 17, 2019
Engaging! Intelligent! Boosting!
创建者 Vasiliki L•
Mar 14, 2019
Great course - the challenges presented force you to write better!
创建者 Liora H•
Mar 12, 2019
Excellent exercises. They really pushed me and challenged me to dive in and develop my ability to write and describe a setting. I feel that my observation in the process of writing has been refined - I pay more attention now to details in the setting while imagining a scene.
创建者 David J M•
Feb 24, 2019
The course was excellent as was the teacher. I learned a great deal about writing and the weekly assignments really helped me as did reviewing peers work and having them review mine. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their creative writing.
创建者 Sandra D•
Feb 17, 2019
Good course overall. Assignments are challenging. I think more study material could be added in the course to make it more interesting.
创建者 Joe M•
Feb 11, 2019
Each step I take along this specialization gives me more and more to think about. This course continued to expand my knowledge on the writing process and helped me hone my skills a little more.