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.
von Rachel M•
Aug 07, 2017
von Carol W•
Sep 10, 2016
This was a fun course. I learned aloy about setting.
von Gregory W C•
Mar 14, 2016
More engaging and inspirational than many, many other approaches.
von Jenny J G L•
Mar 27, 2018
Another engaging course in this Ceative Writing Specialisation. What I like most is that on the following week the lecture gives a good example of assignment from one of her past students. I wish other lecturers could do the same.
von Chris B•
Jun 09, 2016
One of the best creative writing courses. Truly enjoyed it!
von Jamie M•
Feb 28, 2018
Fantastic course! I learned a lot about setting and the assignments were well-thought out for learning!
von Berta-Isabel C•
Jun 01, 2018
I found the course enjoyable and very instructive.
I like your tutotials in video the most as well as writing the Assignments.
von Michael J J•
Sep 30, 2016
von Julian M•
Aug 05, 2017
Loved these classes
von Hirak K S•
May 09, 2016
Creative writing being an art, one may try and describe its constituents but never an entire composition. One such constituent is setting and description. Amity Gaige presents this constituent with rare sensitivity. She recommends inspirational reading materials, and designs challenging assignments that defines the space yet affords freedom to the learner. Additionally, she possesses an effective screen presence.
von Grace H•
Jun 21, 2018
This segment of the Creative Writing course was highly valuable to me. I am a "good writer", but have never had any coursework in creative writing. Even as an English minor in college, I CLEP-ed out of all writing courses due to high school essay submissions. I regret not having pursued writing courses in college, but now this valuable course has clarified many things for me, and my writing has been greatly enhanced with the guidance provided. Thank you!
von Marianna Z•
Jan 03, 2017
Interesting information, lots of inspiration and good excercises.
von Srinivas R•
Jun 26, 2017
Taught me how to slow time down, be more observant, engage all the senses and immerse the reader into the story
von Gabriela R•
Jul 18, 2016
My favorite of the specialization. Rich in information, challenging and engaging assignments, and nuggets of wisdom.
von Luana B•
Aug 17, 2016
This course was awesome. Every assignment was really challenging and the classes were so interesting. I think it was the best course in this specialization. Thank you very much to the teacher!
von Mary B P•
Aug 29, 2016
Challenging and very helpful course. I learned so much. Thank you!
von Alan F•
Feb 01, 2018
Best section so far. Amity should have her dog in all lectures.
von Richard W•
Jun 30, 2017
Really enjoyed this course, even though the assignments were increasingly hard.
In the first week there are a few hours of videos, after that only about 1.5 hours of material per week, but it's very concentrated goodness. The lecturer is very clear and interesting.
The assignments are "stretching", and the more you put into them the more you get out. I also learnt a lot by reviewing other people's work. The reviews I received were helpful, thoughtful and positive.
von Edith-Marie R•
Sep 30, 2016
I really liked how the videos set up the assignments and enjoyed the assignments themselves. They worked really well for a couple different projects I'm working on -- so useful and versatile.
von Mary C•
Apr 04, 2017
Excellent, of course! This segment made a huge difference for me. It completely changed how I look at writing in terms of using specific details to describe a setting that fits the mood and movement of what I'm writing. I loved this lesson!
von Aecio d B V N•
Aug 07, 2017
I liked the course very much. It was very useful to give some insights on the importance of description not only to "paint the picture", but to help tell the story. I like it!
von Hemant R J•
Oct 02, 2017
von Charles T•
Aug 02, 2017
This is the third course in the specialization. While I have enjoyed all three modules, I learned the most from this one.
The first three weeks are very effectively focused on the course theme, setting and description--why it is an essential component of story-telling, what constitutes significant detail, and how to "research" to find the detail to include. The videos in the final week (on genre and historical fiction) wander a bit from the central theme, but are certainly relevant to issues of setting and description.
The four exercises are interesting and challenging. In addition, they are nicely varied and all clearly related to the theme.
Amity is a wonderful lecturer and interviewer, and I look forward to reading some of her work.
von Jose D d O F•
Feb 25, 2018
This course is awesome, it made me think about setting and description in a whole new way. The material is just great.
von Cora B•
Mar 30, 2016
I enjoyed the course of setting and description as this is an area I particularly enjoy and so it was a great learning experience and a chance for me to enhance my description and setting skills and Amaity Gaige really gave you a free hand at doing this.