Aug 11, 2016
I loved this course! Extremely useful and hands on. The course instructor was really impressive, both informative and empathetic, both arty and to the point. Totally admired her style of instruction.
Sep 26, 2020
The course was very well-structured and challenging. The instructor is very experienced and good, thus used relevant materials for this course, be it the guests, or the assignments, or the examples.
von Sanelisiwe E M•
Nov 01, 2016
This course is beneficial to all those who struggle with character plot. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
von Stephanie E•
May 18, 2017
In the second course, the talks were not as useful for the assignments, particularly in week 2.
von Hector M C L•
Mar 06, 2018
It is good but I think the lectures are a little disjointed from each other and the exercises.
von Digby D•
Dec 03, 2017
Adequate intro course. Could gather roughly the same info with a bit of browsing the internet.
von Paulene A•
May 29, 2017
This course could use some work, but nevertheless I learned a bit more than I already knew.
von ABHIRAJ S D•
Jul 21, 2018
the assignments were poorly worded which is the opposite of the purpose of assignment
von Jorge T•
Aug 08, 2016
The excercises on the course are great, but the videos can be a little vague.
von Jill B•
Sep 10, 2016
Excellent lectures. Assignments were a little too "exercisey" for me.
Jan 14, 2019
Content is great, but the app is very buggy and difficult to use.
von Houda A I•
Aug 24, 2018
There parts that were rather confusing in Week 2 (assignment)
von Vishal B•
Jun 11, 2020
Instructor is not very good
von Camille B•
Mar 28, 2019
Helpful, but not very much.
von Emily F•
Jun 21, 2016
I didn't find this course particularly helpful or useful. I'm not sure why, there was a disconnect somewhere, I think maybe that I didn't receive the help that I feel I still need on the subject of how to create a great, memorable, believable character. Also, some of the assignments were confusing. Nothing really stands out about this course, and it was actually a bit boring and I don't feel I learned anything related to the subject. Everything about this class needs some work: the videos, the instruction/syllabus/content, and the assignments. Sorry, I didn't like it. =(
von Aiden T N•
Nov 29, 2016
I am honestly not a fan of Amy's teaching style. She seems to have a discussion with herself about character building techniques but not really explain the technique nor structure it for the student.
There are too many shop talks.
I would rather have a structure explained to me and then hear a discussion... the way Brando Skyhorse does in the Plot course... really a let down. I will have to buy the book she keeps averting I guess... after spending quite good money on the course already. Pity
von Janhavi D•
Sep 25, 2020
I think this course is the least efficient out of all others. The course material is good, the lecturer is well informed but there is no coordination between the lectures and the lecturer whatsoever. The week's planning is inefficient, there's no relation between the assignments and the syllabus, and the author only ever conducts shop talks and invites guests. I do not mean the least disrespect to the lecturer at all, just that they could've offered a more thought out and planned course.
von Monika C B•
Mar 15, 2016
I didn't find this module very helpful and some of the assignments were truly confusing. I wish there was more "meat" in the sessions and more availability to access the lecturers more readily when there was confusion. I don't like the fact I pay money for other people to "assess" my work when half of them don't even read my submissions properly. Or the question. Or both. So if the lectures don't stretch me, I find my money spent unwisely.
von Pritika P•
Dec 18, 2017
I found the assignments very challenging to understand as there was very little clarity in the way they were written. Had to constantly reach out to mentors and forum discussions to actually understand what the instructor wanted.
Overall, I did not enjoy this course as much as I enjoyed the other three courses of this series.
von Amanda Y H•
Nov 17, 2017
The instructor did very little teaching and spent much more time interviewing other instructors from different courses. The instruction regarding character development was not very useful compared to the insight provided in the Craft of Plot course. I do not feel I got very much out of this course.
von Ian B•
Jun 21, 2017
This is by far the weakest course of the creative writing specialization. The majority of it is spent with the "teacher" having shop talk sessions with other novelists, but doing very little teaching herself.
von Olivia W•
Apr 06, 2016
This was my least favourite course in the the Creative Writing Specialisation. I learnt a bit about creating characters but I found the lessons bland and the assignments difficult to understand.
von Hayeon C•
Aug 06, 2020
It was quite simple but the tips are quite general. It is good for beginners. However, it was a good excersize and was fun in a way.
von Patrick L•
May 02, 2016
I didn't think there were many solid pointers...and not much that was original coming from the instructor herself.
von Elaina J•
Feb 02, 2018
The lessons do not seem to match the assignments. The instructions for the assignments are confusing.
von Madison T•
Oct 05, 2016
Instructions were very unclear compared to the rest of the courses in the specialization.
von Melania D•
Jul 25, 2019
I find that most of the time I don't know what is expected of me in the assignments