18 de abr de 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.
17 de dez de 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 Pramod A•
29 de out de 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 Tuakondja V•
4 de abr de 2022
I enjoyed this lecturer, and his method of teaching. Very explicit and precise. I found this to be the toughest segment so far. It is very difficult to edit your own work and cutting out parts- which you (as the author) feels like is a necassary part of your story is even more difficult. I enjoy the peer review, but I would like to know, at some point a professional will come in and give some real constructive feedback.
por Jahnvi K•
27 de jun de 2020
I took this course as part of Creative Writing Specialization and greatly improved my aesthetic perspective. Earlier, whenever I read a book, my main focus was on the plot and other things seemed like fillers. But this specialization has taught me that a crucial part of reading a story is imagining it. In this course, I learned how to make implications through the description and write in a clear and unambiguous style.
por Edwin D S d L•
24 de dez de 2020
Professor Scibona makes this course fun and interesting. It is a great way to finish the courses of the Creative Writing Specialization, as it really challenges you to put together everything you've learned in the remaining three. If taken as a satandalone course, it provides tools for writing more polished stories, cleaning up the clutter and finding creative ways to express ideas in a concrete fashion.
por Maria R•
1 de dez de 2020
Loved absolutely everything about this course. I find the way the material is conveyed by Prof. Scibona to be ideal. It is a complete picture of a writer and writing professor, from personal experiences to short exercises which illustrate key points of editing, reading recommendations and great dialogue. Thank you. If you are interested in writing, there is no doubt this course will benefit you.
por Patricia B•
5 de jun de 2021
The creative writing courses have taught me structure. From this course I learned that rather than explaining ideas, an author shows and tells details which leads the reader to the essence of the story without going into the mind of the character. Also, the reader-writer arc beautifully illustrates the balance of the writer-reader relationship, which is useful to keep the reader engaged.
por Victoria F S•
14 de dez de 2018
This is the course I had been looking for, but didn't know it! I enjoyed the professor and the exercises, which were about putting pen to paper, so to speak. Just what I needed and wanted. I feel very much myself as a writer after doing these assignments, reviewing the work of other writers, and receiving insightful peer reviews. Thank you for offering this course and specialization!
por Sara C H J•
30 de jun de 2020
If the previous courses helped me gaining more knowledge on the craft of plot, character, and especially, description and setting, this course opened my eyes to the importance of using the right style by searching for it through my own voice and the usage of the appropriate words in every scene. Finding your style isn't that easy, but instructor Scibona did a fine work in refining mine!
por Jenny J G L•
6 de abr de 2018
Salvatore Scibona is an excellent teacher. I learned a lot from this course. My only complain is that for this particular module in the specialisation as it's about language and language style, the staff should apply a language (English) level requirement, because some students' writings are so painful to read--full of error spellings, jumbled sentences and wrong use of words.
por Jacqueline G L•
1 de dez de 2020
Of all the courses in the specialization, I know I enjoyed this one the most. It challenged me to not be wordy, that an inexperienced writer is known by his repetitive use of adverbs, that my descriptions need to be more concrete and overall don't tell, but show.
The most challenging for me was the last assignment. It made me reflect more on how I share my story.
por Roy N•
25 de jan de 2018
I started this course rolling my eyes. It just felt like it was going to be a lot of flowery language amounting to not much. I was so wrong! Describing intangible ideas in a way one can digest and then apply isn't easy, but the professor does it well. I left with some models that I will definitely use in my writing. This course is packed with a ton of value!
por Patricia H V R•
22 de ago de 2020
Este es un buen curso para principiantes. Aporta muchos elementos para encaminar el proceso creativo y la investigación en pro del avance en la carrera como escritor. A nivel de estructura enseña muchas estrategias útiles y las prácticas contribuyen a afinar la destreza narrativa y aplicar técnicas para construir mejores historias.
por Zsuzsanna J•
16 de mai de 2016
It is a very interesting course, but I think it is difficult to understand if somebody is not English speaker. However, I recommend this course to everybody who likes writing and wants to know more about style and text editing. The teacher is excellent, his explanations are clear. The exercises are funny and I could learn from them.
por Kalin Z S•
24 de set de 2020
Really good course. Salvatore used just the right amount of theory to show us how to write more convincing and pleasing prose. I am super happy with the overall specialization so far. Also for some reason in this one I got lucky and most of the feedback was more elaborate and constructive from my peers which was definitely a plus.
13 de jun de 2020
This course is ideal for someone looking to up their narrative writing skills. I am marketer and brand writing is an essential part of my day job. Through this course I have picked up many helpful tics on writing comprehensive and compelling storylines that deliver impact - a quality that underscores good brand writing.
por Naomi C R L•
4 de set de 2016
One of the best classes in Coursera.
I heard about style but I never really knew what it meant. I am glad to have taken this course. I learnt a lot and I am very excited to apply these in my writing. "Not ideas but in things" was most challenging but it was worth the try. Thank you very much for sharing.
por Rayyan F•
23 de dez de 2021
My favorite course and instructor in this specialization. The assignments are challenging and thus interesting. I love the way Salvatore talks, you can tell he has a lot more to say. He goes after a though from so many sides that you can't but listen to what he has to say. I highly recommend this course.
por Jaime E•
21 de jun de 2020
Salvatore is AMAZING! He really knows what he is talking about. This course was such a great stepping stone for me when it comes to perfecting my craft and hopefully a career change in the future. I will use what I learned in this course for the rest of my writing career! Thank you!
por Lori B C•
18 de jan de 2017
This was an incredible class with a passionate, dedicated professor. Salvatore makes you want to write your heart out. The exercises were thought provoking and I was fortunate enough to get some good feedback, which helped boost my confidence. A wonderful experience! Thank you!
por Alfred K•
27 de nov de 2018
I did not know what this meant when I started. I thought you just right once you get the flow. now I can write and review my work checking my style of writing and learnt a lot form the interviews from visiting professors.
teacher is cool and sometime I loved your way of teaching.
por Ryan M•
26 de out de 2021
Salvatore is a terrific teacher. I'm a teacher myself, and it's very fun to be someone's presence who really loves describing the ideas and skills of the class. His knowledge of the subject is thorough and deep, and his teaching is easy and fun to follow. Thank you so much!
por Phoenix S P•
3 de set de 2018
The Craft of Style is an amazing course. Professor Salvatore is an engaging lecturer who gives comprehensive explanations and shows how the techniques he is teaching have been used by award winning authors. The assignments are clearly explained, engaging, and challenging.
por Miza K•
5 de abr de 2020
I like the way this course has taught me how to edit and how to accentuate when writing and to be creative and thoughtful with the words to use to bring about the right message. Including the way of talking about a subject without actually naming what I'm writing about.
por Jane D•
27 de ago de 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 Catherine B•
31 de ago de 2016
I thought this class was incredibly useful. It has a lot of good information, as well as good ideas on further reading a student can do to further their own knowledge after the course is completed. I found this to be one of the more useful classes in this specialization.