Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot is course 1 of 5 in the Creative Writing Specialisation.
This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing. In the Capstone, you will draft, rewrite, and complete a substantial original story in the genre of your choosing. Our courses are designed for anyone from the aspiring short story writer to established novelist. Whether you have a finished novel sitting on your desk calling for a fresh look or have had the germ of an idea for a decade, this Specialization gives you tools to achieve your goal. Through 4 courses, each focused on a key aspect of writing, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading. Each course is taught by an esteemed author and professor.