10. Aug. 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.
25. Sep. 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 Matt D•
5. Juli 2017
Amy Bloom has a way about her that makes it very easy to receive her information, to take it in and digest it. There is a bounty of excellent teaching in this course, a variety of different perspectives on how to sculpt characters that I would've probably never encountered otherwise. Thanks, Amy!
von Cornelia B•
22. Jan. 2019
Amy Bloom's way of taking you right down to the essence of things brings a debth to your understanding of creative writing and ups your work. Her focus in the course on character and how to reveal this critical part of your writing is an essential tool any aspiring writer should have. A must do!
von Carlos M•
29. Dez. 2016
I loved how Amy Bloom gives us advice about writing believable, complex and alive characters. The course was excellent in every aspect. I loved the peer-reviewed assignments, the video lectures and the interviews. Definitely, one of the most useful courses out there to learn about characters!
von Elspeth H•
21. März 2016
The course was very helpful in navigating new ways to approach character building and finding their voice. Along with the other classes in this specialization, I feel anyone looking to improve on their writing should take this course to build stronger stories and write believable characters.
von Matthias N Y•
21. März 2018
I leaned many things I didn't know before. Many Thanks Amy Bloom. I liked the way you were speaking very slow and softly. You have in mind the English language skill of all students, especially those from Africa. I highly appreciate your style. Thanks Mum, you inspired me to be a writer.
von Eliana H•
1. Nov. 2019
It was an amazing experience, I learned a lot with all the material. The teacher and the professionals in the interviews were really helpful to advance and of course the other students opinions in the assignments makes me improve myself as writer, thank you so much for this oportunity.
von Ibrahim N•
24. Nov. 2016
I don't know how to thank Amy Bloom for this course. Her positive aura and the help of the other writers taught me a lof things about creative approaches for creating a character and all other stuff about character creating. Thank you very much. I'll continue to the specialization.
von Melannie F I R D C•
28. Mai 2020
An informative and enjoyable creative writing course with engaging writing prompts that help learners review and practice various story writing techniques and approaches.
it's good both for those learning how to write stories and those wanting to hone their story writing skills.
von Catherine C•
14. Mai 2018
I already submitted a request for financial aid for creative writing specialization I don't know why it's not enabling me to access the homeworks please help me :( The financial aid was approved for this specialization why is it that they only let me access the first one??? :-(
von Jose A P M•
29. Juni 2017
The interviews with professional writers are great! It's good to listen to people who are working with their minds and points of view and how they use that to create. Professor Amy Bloom has a great pedagogic skill. She asks the right questions and gives us great explanations.
von Annette B•
13. März 2016
Another 5-star Wesleyan University creative writing course. Again, if you want to submit assignments and receive feedback from peers, this is not permitted if you're auditing the course. That aside, this course helps you consider character development on a more complex level.
von Ole D J•
19. Feb. 2018
Can feel the missing pieces slowly fall together in my writing for every assignment.
So happy this and the other related courses were made available on Coursera.
Will mention the author as well as this course in my first book if I manage to get it published.
von Erin G•
26. Feb. 2021
I learned a lot of new skills in this course, not just about character development — also learned to sketch out the whole character arc and then choose which details to use in the scene, as well as which point of view best presents the character — that was invaluable!
von TS A•
19. Mai 2020
The teacher was wonderful. I learned a lot from this course and I was anxious to go on. I want to thank her for her inspiration. After taking courses on Coursea for years (mostly computer related, some history), these two courses thus far have been the best of all.
von Beata S•
11. Dez. 2021
The course offers a lot of insight into building your characters for fiction writing. The assignments are a little challenging and at times may seem to be loosely related to the instruction videos, but they will work wonders in expanding your horizons as a writer.
von Sonia F•
1. Sep. 2017
I've learnt a lot on this course specifically about character. I'm enrolled for all of the courses, as they are complimentary and some of the suggestions and tricks really make the difference to how I look at writing now. Thanks to Amy Bloom and her guests!
von Hui J H•
23. Mai 2019
Auditing this course was a great insight to many writers' own method and approach to the ideas of character, dialogue and voice! It was incredibly informative and I will be trying these suggestions out in my own writing exercises. Thank you team!
von Holly M•
30. Mai 2018
The second assignment is a bit confusing, but check the forums and it's better described. I loved the other assignments. I wish there was a bit more "teaching" and less interviews with authors. I loved learning about dialogue and point of view.
von Chloedale C C•
20. Nov. 2016
I feel very inspired especially learning from the interviews. Even when I know I can't afford the course, just watching and listening to the videos is enough for me. The videos are educational, hinting famous stories that I would love to read.
von Victor M•
30. Nov. 2020
It's a great course with extensive writing and course material. As a budding writer, i had been struggling to navigate the Character Development aspect of Creative Writing. Currently, i can do it in a heartbeat. Would recommend it to anyone.
von Khushboo K•
24. Aug. 2020
I loved how Amy Bloom has inserted images in between the videos explaining about the craft of character. I love the eloquent description with examples that made the course easy to understand and I felt confident while doing the assignments.
von Julie G•
9. Apr. 2022
This course was excellent. I especially enjoyed the interviews with writers and the exploration with them of their craft. Also the exercises provided a good opportunity to practice different aspects of writing characters and dialogue.
von Steven M•
5. März 2022
This was a very satisfying course. Good instruction, good examples, good interviews with working writers. I would note that the instructions for some of the assignments were a little unclear, though maybe this was a spur to creativity.
von Beth P•
8. Dez. 2020
I loved the writing prompts for this part of the Creative Writing Course - The Craft of Character.
The directions for assignments got more complex as the class went on. I got a lot of peer review feedback which was helpful and welcome.
von William I H•
15. Sep. 2017
Loved the lectures and the assignments have improved my writing. It's a course, like the Plot course, that I can see myself retaking and it being just as useful. Would love to see a follow-on set of writing classes here too ;)