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 Maria-Isabel C•
Dec 06, 2017
I really recommend this course. The content is clear and concrete and has helped me in a great way to understand the bases of what is important in style and what is not. Professor Salvatore Scibona transmits his experience and enthusiasm in a way that is easy to follow. Also the comments and contributions from the other teachers of the Creative Writing course and other writer guests were very useful for my understanding of this subject and practice in writing. The assignments were challenging for me and very interesting exercises.
por Barb B•
Apr 25, 2017
Wonderful course! Really opened my eyes to new ideas.
por Sampo B•
Feb 12, 2017
For a beginner, this course was a challenge in comparison to the other three base parts of Craft of Writing, but as a result of the challenge, it is by far the most rewarding as well.
The concepts discussed, and the material provides the learners with both broad perspective into several topics that I would argue to be crucial in becoming a writer, and also a deep look at some very key concepts to writing.
I would recommend taking this course last of the four, before beginning the Capstone project - if you're planning on going through all the parts. If you're a more seasoned writer, I would recommend starting with this course, and seeing how you fare with it.
I've enjoyed all of the base courses, but for me personally, this one struck the strongest chord.
por Abhinav T•
Jan 19, 2017
Excellent course by Salvatore Scibona. The range of subjects covered was so wide and the practical tips given in the course are really helpful. Thanks a lot Salvatore, a well-designed course :)
por Emily F•
Jun 21, 2016
This was a great class. I really learned a lot ... this is the type of class that will change someone as a writer. The quotes, the diagrams, the instruction, the assignments, the book recommendations ... everything was great. Thank you!! =)
por Matthew H•
Nov 08, 2017
I really enjoy this guy's style. No pun intended! His conversational and sincere delivery keep you engaged.
por Laura G•
Oct 01, 2016
Excellent course! I appreciated the instructor's enthusiasm for the topic, and found his lectures thoughtful, interesting and enjoyable. I had several "ah-ha" moments, where things I had learned before but never solidly grasped came into sharper focus. (For example, the concept of "no ideas but in things," which Professor Scibona explains very well.) I think my writing will be greatly improved by putting into practice the things I learned in this class. I would love to see a "Part 2" that delves more deeply into the topics covered, and covers other aspects of the craft of style.
por Jack H•
May 16, 2018
As were all of the preceding modules, this was extremely informative, encouraging and rewarding. I cannot count the number of times I had started to write something and never finished it. I have had some really good ideas, and I've had a lifetime of really exciting experiences, yet they are bits of scrap paper in long-lost boxes. No more !! Now I carry notebooks and pencils everywhere I go. I number the pages, write and make illustrations constantly. I am trying to remember and resurrect the old stories and poems and am diligently trying to do the same with new things. These Wesleyan courses have been a turning point for me. The instructors seem like old friends, even though we've never met. Wonderful program.
por Mihir G•
Oct 11, 2017
Phenomenal! Salvatore's lessons are really great. The best course of this specialization, in my opinion.
por Lori B B (•
Nov 29, 2017
I got the most from this segment of the course. It was very enlightening.
por Ernesto I R•
Feb 16, 2017
Excellent course and excellent teacher, I see you soon inthe capstone.
por Juanita J W•
Jan 27, 2018
well organized and challenging. I was able to create 4 pieces to developed into more detailed and longer pieces. I enjoyed the flow of the class and the feedback from my fellow classmates was extremely helpful.
por Carreen P•
Nov 23, 2017
por Raimundo P M•
Aug 13, 2016
Best course in the specialization.
por Charlene W•
Oct 17, 2017
This was a very challenging module. We think writing is about using flowery descriptions but being succinct makes for a better read.
por salima h•
Mar 23, 2016
wonderful course, clear assignments, informative lectures. of all the classes this one changed my writing the most. I thought it would be the most extraneous of the series. I thought the plot and character class would be more important but in fact, just paying attention to style helped the movement of my stories - it forced things to happen, it forced a plot, it forced a character to do things. Scribona's advice is practical - use more nouns and verbs, pay attention to how you describe the world through the eyes of the characters, learn how to edit and so on. He helped me finally get a handle the POV i use all the time in writing, but never really understood, and so I used it badly.
Some of the other classes in the specialization were too heady, and not practical. But most importantly, Scribona's love for the written word was so apparent during the lectures that it elicited the same reverence in the students.
por Amanda C•
Apr 08, 2018
This course set me on the path to writing a story that I can be proud of.
por Max H•
Jul 07, 2017
i love his way of teaching. very educational and pedagogical. I'm a visual learner and this catered to me more than the other craft courses
por Tim J•
May 26, 2017
Nov 21, 2017
Amazing and very much important course covering most of the aspects and helpful for beginner writter.
por Tina M•
Aug 06, 2017
While at times this class was a little confusing, I enjoyed it immensely.
por Terry T•
Feb 27, 2017
This course is just what I needed, a lesson in the mechanics of writing. Difficult coursework but worth it.
por Amanda Y H•
Feb 12, 2018
My favorite of the four courses in this specialization! While many people may be fantastic at what they do, they are not always great at teaching it, but this is not the case with Salvatore Scibona. He is a fantastic teacher and I learned so much from taking his course. Not only do I now have insight into everything I read (I find myself constantly analyzing other writers' work), I also feel that I have the tools to compose my writing efficiently and intriguingly. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who loves to write fiction!
por Grace H•
Aug 07, 2018
Excellent course!! I think this was my favorite section.
por Phoenix S P•
Sep 04, 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.