Apr 19, 2016
Great class for the content I needed. I audited this class and benefited from the theory discussion and practical exercises. The class guided me to improve my writing style which was my ultimate goal.
Dec 18, 2018
Lessons were well done, good mix of teaching and illuminating discussion between accomplished writers. Exercises are creative and well thought out. Feedback from classmates is generally helpful.
por Pooja S•
Sep 08, 2018
Salvatore Scibona is excellent and his teaching style is very engaging. I have enjoyed the craft of style and gained a lot of useable information out of it.
por Shweta B•
Aug 27, 2018
Had lot of fun learning and writing while doing this module.
por Sean D•
Sep 27, 2018
Another fantastic course. This one really helped to develop more succinct and polished storylines.
por SD J•
Oct 24, 2018
Salvatore Scibona is awesome!
His enthusiasm is infectious. I've learned a lot of new techniques. More importantly, I've started to think differently about prose.
por Pramod A•
Oct 29, 2018
I picked up very specific pointers, such as the importance of nouns and verbs, brevity, and not going inside the protagonist's mind but letting my words imply his feelings and thoughts. The instructor has an easy-going style that kept my interest throughout. The written assignments were essential to use what I learnt, and they were fun. The course has motivated me to enroll for others in this 4-course program on Creative Writing.
por Denise F•
Oct 31, 2018
These four Creative Writing courses have given me great new tools for writing. I approach each piece with a new confidence and creativity.
por Holly M•
Aug 29, 2018
Wonderful course- really liked the assignments.
por Renee C W•
Aug 30, 2018
Great instructive lectures and study materials, excellent assignments for honing your craft. Even as a seasoned fiction writer, I learned so much from this course!
por Aprielle T•
Aug 30, 2018
Learned a lot in the class! Loved it!
por Shalini N•
Jul 15, 2018
I have truly learn a lot from this course. Each week had something new to learn and apply.
por Alejandro M G M•
Jul 17, 2018
Beautiful course, I've been writing for years, and this experience has been of great help and polishing. You are creating great writers. Thank you for the opportunity and all the knowledge.
por Didimo E G T•
May 11, 2019
After successfully completing NaNoWrimo in 2017 I was exhilarated to reactivate my passion for writing but I realized I had a lot to learn about writing, that it was more than just writing a story. The ideas come to me very easily but I did not want to write my stories blindly (as NaNoWriMo promotes), I want to do it well. So, i set myself on a learning journey reading a lot of eBooks I bought on Amazon as well as subscribing to writing channels on YouTube. Yes, it was overwhelming, a lot to learn. Those in fact helped me in this course as I see peers that seem oblivious to those facts.
Then one day I found this specialization in Coursera and I was (still am) very excited. I have learned a lot on the exercises and have also read some great story excerpts (some peers are very good and write awesome stories, my hat off to them as I hope to reach their level someday!). I just wish the lecturer or an assistant (Staff) were active on the course forums, usually you also need some AUTHORITATIVE feedback from someone who is already there (where you want to be) rather than from those that are on the same boat as you.
Do I recommend this course, or the specialization? a resounding YES to the square!
por Judy W W J•
Mar 26, 2019
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por Camille B•
Jul 08, 2019
I enjoyed this lecturer's approach to writing. It was stimulating.
por Ricardo P•
Jul 14, 2019
In The Craft of Style, Salvatore Scibona tackles the different ways to stylize your writing so that it becomes clear and succinct as possible. He also teaches you how to get rid of extraneous words that may affect the flow of your writing. After completing the other courses in the Creative Writing program, this is a must for any beginning writer who wants to smarten up their prose and take their writing up a notch. Thank you for the course! I enjoyed it.
por Ezekiel J M R•
May 21, 2019
It was a great course and experience. I learned so much from the challenging workshops.
por Dominique S•
Jun 14, 2019
Incredible instructor. He was the most engaging instructor in the series specialization in my opinion. I loved the assignments. Loved the class. Really enjoyable and great for any writer.
por Jane D•
Aug 27, 2019
I enjoyed the course immensely, the lecturer is very skilled and to the point. I really understood the importance of staying clear in my narration and painting vivid pictures the readers could appreciate and relate to, as well as meet me in the middle of my storytelling.
por christine e•
Sep 15, 2019
Wonderful course to really help develop a writing style.
por Monica N M•
Oct 16, 2019
Easy to follow, content goes deep into what the mind of a great experienced writer looks like. Highly recommend for people of any writing level!
por Christine W•
Nov 13, 2018
I really enjoyed this class and got out of it exactly what I put into it. The only thing I disliked was the exercise where where the subject matter was specified and I had to write about that particular matter rather than creating my own. I get that the entire point of the exercise was to execute what the gist of the lesson was, but personally, I prefer to write about my own content rather than being restricted to A reacts to B and what is C.
por Esther M•
Nov 11, 2016
I made comments in the discussion board which I think would help with the assignments. I would like to see the idea of "style" communicated a little better, but I haven't seen the fifth course yet to know where it's all supposed to finish.
por Melissa C•
Mar 19, 2016
Great course on the application of style in fiction writing. Professor does reference a few books for further understanding and example. He explains things well and in a concise way, sometimes with the use of simple diagrams. Very effective and useful assignments and topics. The only drawback is that auditing students cannot receive peer review internal to the course.
por Michael H•
Sep 02, 2016
This is the fourth class I've taken in the Creative Writing specialization program. As a whole, I enjoyed the class, with only a few notes to make. As with the other classes in the specialization, I feel the curriculum could be expanded upon, perhaps with assigned readings to help illustrate the points made in the lectures. Another thing I wish to note, albeit a minor one, is that the videos in this course particularly feel a bit cut up. It seems like several takes were combined into one video, which makes the overall presentation feel a bit jerky in comparison to other courses in the program.