Created by:  Wesleyan University

  • Brando Skyhorse

    Taught by:  Brando Skyhorse, Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

    English
Basic Info
Course 1 of 5 in the Creative Writing Specialization.
Commitment4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Language
English, Subtitles: French
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.6 stars
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Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 880 ratings

I love these classes. I'm going to get a story submitted to a publisher this week. :) Thank you.

I'm really enjoying this course as it's opened my creative side with the push I've needed. Reading what my peers write and having them read and grade mine are well worth the entire experience. I strongly recommended this for anyone thinking of writing creatively.

I loved everything about this course: the interviews with other authors, reviewing other's work, Brando's way of explaining made it easy to understand and apply to my work.

There was a lot of great information on this course, so I recommend taking notes. The only down side to this was there is no way of contending a zero mark from peers who do not have good English skills or even a knowledge of how to critique. I had a perfectly good piece which I spent a whole day on working out intricate rhetoric and correct structure, which failed. The peers who failed me said they could not understand the English and another could not recognise the literary form of lyrical narrative. I did, however, put together another piece in less than 5 minutes which passed.

I learnt a lot of great things though from all the professors and look forward to the other courses in the specialisation.