Jul 18, 2018
This course gave a real depth to the importance of describing your character's environment, as a way of deepening and exciting them. excellent work on imagining your characters in the environment
Jan 27, 2018
The course was very well organized and quite challenging. Each week gave me the opportunity to develop a piece which I have further developed into longer pieces which I am looking at publishing.
por John L•
Mar 25, 2019
I recently completed the 5-course specialization in creative writing. For the most part the course material presented was good, especially the courses on plot, on setting, and on style. The course on characterization was a little vague. From the syllabus, it looked like it would be a good course, but the instructor did not follow the syllabus and was often very unfocussed in her presentation.
The weakness with this specialization is that all the feedback to the writer is provided by peers in the course. This I found very disappointing. Many of the other students were honestly very poor writers, and as a result, the feedback I received on my assignments was very superficial. In addition, rather than being able to learn from reading the writing of others, I found for the most part that the pieces submitted by others were very lacking.
If you take this course, know that it will provide you some good information about writing fiction, but the feedback you receive on your assignments will not help you learn. You will need to find another peer group of writers to help you with that.
por LeAttol ( E L•
Jan 18, 2019
In regards to the specialization, I found the Brando Skyhorse course more "technical" but this course seems to evoke talent from students. The peer grading was a pleasure to do. -leattol
por Camille B•
Jun 21, 2019
Informative, helpful and fun.
por Angel M•
Jun 14, 2019
Insightful. A clear and direct approach to the craft of setting and description
por Dominique S•
Jun 14, 2019
Another great class in the specialization. I have enjoyed them all!
por Anne B•
Jun 06, 2019
Challenging, very useful course, gives me the confidence to dig into my imagination and improve my writing.
por Hui J H•
May 24, 2019
I had to read this one instead of watch it but it was excellent and informative. I fully agree on the topic of treating setting as important as a character in its own right, because of all the media that has really demonstrated this. Spot on advice, love the lessons!
por Srishti R•
May 22, 2019
This is an amazing course. I have done previous two courses as well and I find this one to be the best because the assignments are challenging and you can experiment with your writing. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and now I am going on to do the next course. Simply wonderful! And a must for anyone who wants to challenge and improve their descriptive writing.
por james r•
Apr 21, 2019
my writing has improved steadily with
por Robert G•
Apr 18, 2019
Excellent course, very informative and interactive. Amity is a wonderful facilitator of the course, her passion and commitment to writing can be sensed in every word of advice she offers. The course is well-balanced in its offerings, exercises, 1-on-1 discussions and assignments. Because of this course, I will most likely continue to look at others in this "writing series".
Apr 10, 2019
I liked this course and I learned much. The reason I gave 4 stars is that often it is not clearly explained what exactly was requested in an assignment. I saw that its not only me but many other students had a problem to find out the exact assignment. This problem has obviously existed for the last 3 years and was never corrected. I encourage the students to find their answers - at least partly - in the discussion forums.
por Esha B•
Apr 02, 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I feel what I have learnt in this course will take my writing to a new level.
por Frankie W•
Mar 30, 2019
I love how Amity explained everything and the assignments and peer responses where wonderful. I got some great feedback and cannot wait to move further with my novel! Thank you everyone, and thank you so much to Amity for taking the time to put together your thoughts into a class!
por AMIR R A•
Mar 28, 2019
por Karena A•
Mar 26, 2019
THis course showed a different perspective of writing fiction than what I have done in the past. Nice.
Mar 26, 2019
slow motion, significant detail, about genre or style, the perspective of the auto-biography for the contenu;
the discussion about the cours among the students;
the interview of the others writers was woundeful;
also the moment for us the student to think, to meditate, to read, and then to write, all this like the real class.
por Nelly L•
Mar 17, 2019
Engaging! Intelligent! Boosting!
por Vasiliki L•
Mar 14, 2019
Great course - the challenges presented force you to write better!
por Liora H•
Mar 12, 2019
Excellent exercises. They really pushed me and challenged me to dive in and develop my ability to write and describe a setting. I feel that my observation in the process of writing has been refined - I pay more attention now to details in the setting while imagining a scene.
por David J M•
Feb 24, 2019
The course was excellent as was the teacher. I learned a great deal about writing and the weekly assignments really helped me as did reviewing peers work and having them review mine. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their creative writing.
por Sandra D•
Feb 17, 2019
Good course overall. Assignments are challenging. I think more study material could be added in the course to make it more interesting.
por Joe M•
Feb 11, 2019
Each step I take along this specialization gives me more and more to think about. This course continued to expand my knowledge on the writing process and helped me hone my skills a little more.
por William C•
Feb 02, 2019
Fantastic course. Amity Gaige is a good instructor with a lot of good information to share, not mention she is a very beautiful woman.
Jan 29, 2019
aworesome course !
Jan 24, 2019
Content was great, the app and peer feedback could be improved on