Feb 07, 2016
I am a beginner wantabee author and publisher, first steps are elementary, as I need. Self paced, life can get in the way. Instructors are wonderful, as are the guest speakers and interviewees Thanks.
Jul 17, 2017
This course introduces writing in an easy to understand way. The interviews with published authors are very insightful as well. The exercises are a great avenue to practice what the Mooc instruct
par Cecilia A•
May 09, 2016
This course has some very distinct and informative material which was terrific for learning about writing for young readers. I particularly found Maria Gill's modules very informative, encouraging and well presented.
What I found REALLY disheartening, was that we as students (who aren't qualified and at times, have questionable English literacy skills), were the ones who were given the task of assessing all of the assessments in this course. I was really hoping for feedback from the industry experienced course creators :( . The other thing that was frustrating is that 'word count' was a criteria. Some students were brutal in their grading because one was over the word count by a few words, so be aware of that, if you are going to undertake this 'course'.
This is not so much a course which leads to some sort of exam or qualification (dictionary.cambridge.org) but an independent information acquirement experience.
I learnt quite a lot about writing and publishing and would encourage you to do this course, as it does contain some great information and tips, just be aware that grading is based on newbies like us and sometimes the feedback can be a bit disheartening but just persevere and you will learn lots. These people really know what they are talking about.
par Nazanin M•
Aug 16, 2016
Loved this course! I just wished there was a better system for peer reviews, because I couldn't get any helpful tips or feedbackthrough them.
par Ejikeme J O•
Aug 14, 2016
I Love this Course. It challenges me to write. It makes me believe I can be a good writer, may be an author.
Thank you Commonwealth Education Trust Team.
par Johana T M K•
Aug 24, 2015
It was good tips. it has really interesting interviews. It was been really positive experience and encouraging to keep writing.
par Keith L•
Jan 27, 2017
The course gave me some insight into the processes involved in editing and seeking publication. However, I feel it was too skewed toward writing for VERY young readers, whereas it was marketed as including Young Adult fiction.
par Ranjeeta R•
Jan 04, 2018
Loved the course! It would have been perfect if along with peer reviews we could have been reviewed by famous writers as well!
par Laura M A•
Mar 28, 2018
This course has reminded me how important has been always creative writing in my life. I did not like the texts we had to comment some times but other than that, I think it is a very nice course. I recommend it!
par Ariana L•
Jun 29, 2018
I very much enjoyed this course! Lots of opportunites to write and learn about every area of writing and publishing. I wish there was more information on publishers/magazines. Most of the publishers that were listed do not accept unsolicited applications. Also, having more magazines listed would help people trying to publish shorter pieces than novels. It would have also been wonderful if we could have had at least one of our pieces reviewed by a professor. In general, I found peer reviews not very helpful. But overall, very satisfied with this course!
Sep 14, 2017
Great course that develops your confidence on book writing. Well-tailored with regard to the needs of a beginner writer, showing clearly what editing, proofreading and publishing involves and the various existing types. It was such an opportunity to know more on writing and especially on how to approach publishers and get your book published.
par Shirley J•
Sep 15, 2017
This course is incredibly helpful on many levels. The advice given from the course instructors and guest instructors is very good.
par David M•
Sep 01, 2017
Añadiría textos en español o la opción de subtitular los textos.
par Megan L•
Mar 08, 2017
The course is great! However, there are no written examples of expectations for weeks 4 and 5 At least David Hill shows examples after lectures. Not everyone is an audible learner therefore written examples should be posted for week 5
par LIDIA A A O•
Jan 27, 2018
Para novatos es una excelente información para comenzar, y para escritores con más experiencia ayuda a reafirmar y recordar conocimientos, así como a ver las cosas en ojos de otros escritores experimentados.
par Kattia C•
Sep 01, 2015
Very good Training! Lots of examples and practical knowledge.
par Elisa B•
Jan 28, 2016
I did the MOOC just to break the ice and have a general idea about this world of writing for young audiences. I think the course is fair and quite complete, has some very interesting insights, and the videos as very informative and the perfect lenght (by the time your head can't take more info, they are over). Thank you very much, it has been a pleasure.
par Ananda M•
Oct 29, 2015
Overall an enjoyable course. I do find that the evaluation rubrics provided were a little bit unsatisfactory. In addition to improved rubrics, clearer instructions on how to use the rubrics would have been helpful.
Jul 03, 2016
Great introductory creative writing course.
Need to create a more structured approach for people when they are giving feedback.
par Hasan F•
Dec 16, 2015
A great tool for beginner writes, but not very good at showing you how to write SPECIFICALLY for children.
par Ann K•
Jul 14, 2017
I particularly enjoyed the writing prompts and Maria Gill's portions of the course.
par Suranjana R•
Jun 22, 2016
I had a great time learning . It was fun as well as informative. Maybe we can have a story competition in another of your courses.
par Cátia B•
Jun 27, 2016
I loved it all!
par Paulo S•
Nov 25, 2015
I learned some helpful tips on how to edit and how to better structure a story. But there were assignments particularly on the last two that should have used assignment two or three.
par Luis F d C C G•
Mar 01, 2016
This course was very nice, its objectives were clear and it gave a good panorama of the writing experience. The interviews with writers were interesting and some tips about editing and publishing were really valuable.
Oct 04, 2015
I'm learning to write a book which is great.
par Karina N L•
Nov 12, 2016
Very good :)