This course helped me as a writer because of the teacher. He was not a quick talker, but he was not a slow talker. He was very understanding. I really would love to get teached by him again.
an excellent course for the fledgling writer. Broken down into manageable weekly targets and teaches that focus and organisation really help towards achieving that dream.
创建者 Gemma T•
The course it's been really disappointing... I put long reviews to my peers, giving as much constructive feedback as I can and in exchange I get really short 'well done' 'good' or nothing at all. Still waiting for a review on chapter 2 which I published more than a week ago and for chapter 1 just two short ones that don't help me at all. I think the algorith should not allow short reviews as people do it to just get them done but not really read your work. And also make sure everybody is going to get at least 5 as we are forced to give 5 also... The creation of groups is a disaster, there is no way to do it via the platform... why? People ar not constant at all via email which is really frustrating and a waste of time :( Leaving the course because it's not providing what I expected. A shame.
创建者 Andrew M•
This course is a fantastic idea. I have studied half a dozen creative writing courses, such as by Iowa Uni, but this takes the urge to write to the next logical step. Given the availability of self publishing it has the potential to take amateur enthusiasts forward to taking that step. BUT, a course with no content has no value. The premise of this course is that the mentor just needs to encourage, and the resulting motivation, discipline of daily writing, and feedback from peers will do the rest. This is huge contrast to the teaching, assignments, literature references and community discussions on courses such as that on compiler writing. It is not explained by any difference between creative and technological courses. Worse, it fails as an approach as the peer review is beyond poor, unstructured and often not timely. The approach taken by the course is just as haphazard as, say, uploading text to WattPad and hoping for the best. The practical problems with the course are: a) APPALLINGLY BAD, VERY THIN ON THE GROUND, UNSTRUCTURED FEEDBACK, EG, "Seems good, nothing to add" b) No way to correspond directly with those providing feedback c) no way to edit or correct chapter submissions d) no way to correct formatting errors when you cut and paste text for submissions e) No way to control the selection of work you get to review or follow chapter by chapter those you have reviewed earlier (other than pop luck) f) No help setting up groups or support for those in groups that fail f) No practical guidance other than have a beginning middle and end and stick to 500 words a day g) The discussion fora are mostly about frustration and confusion. Where is the tutor intervention and feedback? I joined a Slack group in Week 1. It was closed down by its administrator before Week 2 as she told me that one or more of the others in the group had no work ethic, could not take positive criticism and were rude and insulting. I doubt this was an isolated incident. I have completed 30+ reviews in the first few weeks, and excepting non sensical or blank submissions, I have tried to write several paragraphs in feedback covering impressions, my personal response and ideas relevant to a better experience for the generic reader. I get a trickle of reviews on my own work, only two out of, say, ten have offered anything useful. Most are one or two sentences. Overall, to date I am hugely disappointed by this wasted opportunity. If I were paying to get a certificate, I would be angry.
创建者 Cherry B•
This made me realize how much potential i really do have in writing and it made me find out that I love writing and reading books.
创建者 Muhsina K I•
A wonderful course. Received writing tips from a very talented instructor. Thank you so much sir.
创建者 Yassine O•
I really enjoyed while I was watching those useful videos <3 many thanks
创建者 Meghann M•
Great course to get you to the end of your first novel. The platform is a little frustrating sometimes. But, if you stick to it, and write every day...you WILL have a finished book at the end of the course! (Albeit unedited, of course.) :) I highly recommend this class to anyone struggling to finish a project. Thank you!
创建者 Shenyce S•
Nice course. David was great but would have been better to let the lecturer edit people chapters better. Instead of always getting feedback from group. It was not always good but discouraging.
创建者 Jennifer A P D•
I would prefer the professor to review my writings during the course.
创建者 Anwita P•
It was a great experience ,I really enjoyed it.
创建者 Crystal V D A•
I thought the professor provided great insights and education surrounding the writing process. I ended up un-enrolling from the course due to the lack of in-depth feedback. The only feedback given is peer-review and unfortunately most reviews were very short and unhelpful. I have chosen to seek a writing group outside of Coursera
创建者 Malcolm ( M L•
This is without doubt the best course I have ever taken. It excels in pedagogy, content and collegial form. My only regret is that I didn't come to it 15-years ago at the start of my lectureship career at University; it would have changed my teaching methodology and probably made me a better person!
MORE COURSES PLEASE BY COURSE LEADER, DAVID WHEELER.
I achieved a lifelong dream of writing a novel and now, after taking this course, I have in my hands the first draft. I highly recommend the course because it keeps you on track and provides good tips and suggestions along the way.
创建者 Sharanjit K•
I really learnt a lot. Sir you have inspired me to write. The course is so good can make any one a good writer. Thank You for sharing all the information
创建者 Hailu W O•
I loved this course. It helped me write a wonderful novel titled King Aiko The Japanese - the first and last king in Africa.
创建者 Shibani S•
A must do course if you truly aspire to become a good writer or an author.
Kudos to David Wheeler!
创建者 Dilara P•
This course helped me write my first novel- in a matter of 7 months. I am so proud and so happy.
创建者 Edupreneur / E•
My Gratitude and thanks to Mr. David Wheeler,
You are genuine master writers psychology.
创建者 M k•
I am very happy to complete this course. It was very helpful and interesting.
创建者 mehak s•
It was such a great experience and would definitely take some other courses.
创建者 Leslie L•
This course will help you develop the discipline needed to write a novel
创建者 Nur U•
Gerçekten çok başarılı bir kurs ve katıldığım için çok mutluyum.
创建者 Stacey M•
This is a really great course.
创建者 Elizabeth L•
i love writing my first novel
创建者 Dina H•
Best course. Best professor.
创建者 Harsha V•