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
Jul 03, 2016
Great introductory creative writing course.
Need to create a more structured approach for people when they are giving feedback.
par Kajol B•
Oct 18, 2015
Basic course for budding writers.
Also, excellent interviews with other published writers, editors and playwrights. It was the highlight of the course for me.
par Kattia C•
Sep 01, 2015
Very good Training! Lots of examples and practical knowledge.
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 Punam P•
Aug 21, 2015
An excellent course. The inclusion of excerpts allows one to develop a greater understanding of the different topics dealt in the MOOC. Also, several excerpts are from stories written by authors based in different continents; this makes reading the excerpts all the more interesting. Also, the course allows one to adjust the deadlines for submitting assignments, which is a good thing.
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 Ekaterina K•
Sep 05, 2015
The course is helpful for begining writers. Thank you.
par Grace M•
Oct 27, 2015
A pretty basic but very enjoyable and thorough course in writing for younger readers. I really enjoyed my time on this course.
Jun 27, 2016
I found this course a very inspiring a thoughtful experience. It gives you direction provides you a meaningful path to follow.
par PATRICIA J R•
Jun 01, 2017
I'm an English teacher, so much of this was second-hand to me. However, I'm sure it would be hugely beneficial to others.
par Lino C•
Dec 11, 2015
The instructors are great and the interviews are very useful. I would have liked to learn about tone and pacing of the stories. Is there a common structure (at least a basic one that we can later break?). Hollywood uses the three-act structure. Is this also useful for stories for young readers?
I learned a lot but perhaps there should be a second course. I'd be interested.
par Christine J•
Sep 21, 2015
This course is really meant for beginning writers for Young Readers. The information is good and at a pace that is easy to follow. If you are an advanced writer or have experience, it may not be as valuable for you. However, if you are just starting to look at becoming a professional, or have limited experience beyond writing for yourself, you will find this a very valuable learning experience.
par Meredith F•
Aug 30, 2015
par Ann K•
Jul 14, 2017
I particularly enjoyed the writing prompts and Maria Gill's portions of the course.
par Kim S•
Jan 14, 2016
This is a great course to get you writing. The interviews with writers are particularly helpful. The assignments are well thought out though there was some confusion when it came to peer reviews and how to assess word count which the staff are trying to sort out. Peer reviews were very varied as some people just wrote one word down which was no help at all, while someone inexperienced wil struggle with this I think the course should include an early module on reading and critically as reviewing someone's work is a great aid to writing and editing your own work. Course paperwork could include a critical checklist to help with peer reviews. I would have found that helpful so that I could be confident Of doing a good job. I think you should also be able to edit your reviews as a mistake will mean your fellow writer could be marked down. All in all though well worth doing. Many Thanks to the tutors, staff and guest writers.
par Aaliya T•
Nov 29, 2015
I am loving this course and it feels liberating to write again, after so many months of idleness.
par Karina N L•
Nov 12, 2016
Very good :)
par Kavita J•
Aug 14, 2015
Great if you literally know nothing about writing but want to write. Otherwise, the first three modules cover basic story writing information. What's great is the interviews with authors and the ability to peer review and so, read all sorts of things.
par Silvia B•
Aug 30, 2015
Very intetesting and complete. Would love a follow up. Didn't give 5 stars just because I think the course could have been even more specific about young readers target audience. Thank you.
par Mamotheba M•
May 11, 2017
I am finding this course helpful. The presentations are simple and easy to follow
Jul 13, 2017
Very fun, and interesting. Only thing that was lacklustre for me was the peer-feedback. I gave a lot of specific feedback and didn't really get anything back. Other than that, awesome.
par Dorothy E•
Jan 14, 2017
Great course to learn the basics of writing and to get a broader view on what i means to be an author of children's fiction.
par Hanaa A•
Sep 13, 2015
I love this course. I learned a lot. It ignited my passion for writing again.
par Nguyễn M T•
Nov 10, 2015
Great, this course upgraded my view.