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 Sue L•
Dec 12, 2016
While I found the content and instructors to be very good, I don't feel I received any true constructive criticism that will help me with my writing. I would have preferred having an instructor review my work and provide proper feedback. I understand it costs to have someon
par Alexander S•
Feb 05, 2016
A good but simple introduction to writing. The instructors (particularly David) are friendly and helpful - it's just that nothing is dealt with in any great depth. However, that helps make it good as an introduction.
par Cristian S P•
May 30, 2016
Kind of basic about the writing stuff, i wish it work more about audience and characteristics of each age. Very useful the second part of the course, about editing.
par Marjolein D•
Dec 19, 2015
Good videos but strucural info and help. Unfortunately , for me it wasn´t very exciting or motivating and perhaps that is because of my own interests.
par Eddie M•
Dec 21, 2015
The last two weeks of this course held great information. However, the first three weeks seemed to lack focus.
par Mogeeb A R M•
Feb 03, 2020
Nice course for writers in the start of their career, specially those intending to write for children.
par Ana O•
Sep 03, 2015
I enjoyed the course but I would prefered it to be longer. I found the second part more useful.
par Annabelle k l•
Oct 26, 2015
Its intresting but often feels repetitive and more like advertising.
Sep 08, 2015
The interviews and course discussion are invaluable in this course.
Mar 24, 2016
par STEPHEN E•
Oct 09, 2016
Very generic advice although the interviews with children's writers were illuminating and helpful. The marking system was inaccurate, for example it deducted marks for submitting an assignment over word count when it wasn't! Good, solid advice about setting character, scene and place and ideas to help you out of writer's block. The two main presenters were very knowledgeable and it was pitched to an international audience. Some of the activities were repetitious but I guess the craft of writing is but there was a sense of the course tapering away at the end with a proposal letter to a publisher with very little exemplar material being provided to assist.
Sep 09, 2015
The course didn't feel as though it was aimed at a university level audience, which is what I expect from Coursera courses. I I did appreciate the prompt that the assignments gave me to actually sit down and write, but so far the feedback wasn't very helpful. I think that there should be much more guidance on how to give good feedback to peers. Reading a good number of submissions from members of the course, I didn't feel that this course gave them the practical skills needed for good prose, but w