Nov 05, 2019
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.
Nov 16, 2018
Great information about plot and scene structure. The information about revision was entirely new to me - thank you! The exercises were good and difficult in a good way that helped me hone my writing.
por Lisa G•
Oct 13, 2016
I understand the importance of reviewing other classmates work however with the time constraints of today's world, I believe it takes away from precious time that could be spent developing the craft of writing .
por Marc E S•
Apr 27, 2017
I was hoping the lectures would be more dense. My previous coursera courses where on data science, machine learning, etc. I somewhat feel that the content on those courses is twice or thrice more.
por katherine l•
Apr 02, 2018
Materials were engaging. Some assignment direction was a little vague. Some professional interaction or review would help to supplement the peer review.
por S. J W•
Feb 27, 2016
Someone needs to review/proofread the final part and assignment. Many students were/are confused about the final assignment. Revise the video too.
por Paul C•
Oct 29, 2018
Too many interviews without delving into the core of the subject. There were some good tips but left feeling disappointed.
por Jesica M E D B•
Aug 22, 2016
The course is nice and informative. Unfortunately one can not do any of the pear rated assignments or pear reviews.
Dec 22, 2016
it would have been great if the final assignment had been grade
por ahmed i•
Jan 17, 2017
it seems good and hopefully will be valuable in my context
por Digant K•
Mar 28, 2016
So overly simple with a lack of details in the steps.
por Mohammed A•
Aug 18, 2016
Nice, informative, but basic and short.
por Elizabeth S•
Nov 07, 2016
I couldn't take the instructor seriously. There were too many comparisons to Harry Potter and various three and five act formulas. I wanted something that would be practical and adaptable to the ideas that I'm working on. This just wasn't the right course for me. The assignments felt like they were pointless as well.
por Paulo S•
Mar 29, 2016
I hope the instructions were cleary and not too vague that it was open to many interpretation. An example would have helped and the rubrics/criteria for grading should have been shown beforehand so students would be guided what points they would consider when making their piece.
por Liz K•
Oct 24, 2016
Too prescriptive and prone to lists. "Do these 21 things when editing a novel". If that's what I was looking for, I could search the web for blogs. Maybe this was too beginner focused for me, but I'm not sure I learned anything really useful here.
por Charlotte V•
Sep 27, 2016
Very basic course with an extremely limited view on what makes a good plot.
por Betty A•
Jul 30, 2016
Course is a little formulaic, had trouble making my submissions follow the structure outlined but still, I learnt some useful tips and actually got to just write something orderly.
Liked some of the visiting speakers (the third speaker who talked about character - mature lady, dark hair) was quite good. So was the first gentleman.
Overall, the course is ok but given the strict methodology and requirements for writing, I don't know if I'll make it through the specialisation.
Thank you for reading!
por Kathleen B•
Jun 27, 2019
I completed my four assignments...I reviewed the work of others. Every time I log in I get a message that tells me I can finish in another two hours.... Finish what? I think I am finished, and can't find what more is required. I contacted Coursera. I chatted...the lady told me I was finished and that I would get a grade. I haven't gotten a grade.
So I'm out of here. I loved the coursework. It was excellent. I absolutely hate the website. Udemy works!
May 11, 2018
Instructor had no idea what he was talking about in his examples. Misused examples routinely, didn't understand their structure or plot. It was like he hadn't even read the examples he was using, someone just gave him notes he was reading off. The other courses have good instructors, I can see why they didn't offer this guy a permanent teaching job.
por Gitlin, M•
Aug 01, 2019
I never received any feedback on my assignments. I have not gotten credit for submitting the final assignment. I see there are other people pleading for others to read their work as well. The instructors and videos give good ideas but there is no reason to pay for this course.
por Frank S•
Dec 11, 2017
This course sucks and I am beginning to hate Coursera and everyone associated with it
por Davis M•
Jul 04, 2019
this is great course