Created by:  Wesleyan University

  • Amy Bloom

    Taught by:  Amy Bloom, Distinguished University Writer in Residence and Director of the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing

Basic Info
Course 2 of 5 in the Creative Writing Specialization.
Commitment4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 of 500 ratings

Excellent course. I didn't know what to expect when I started. I was very pleasantly surprised at both how challenging - and rewarding - I found it. Amy Bloom was brilliant. Thank you!

I enjoyed this course and I would recommend it to others. I enjoyed the assignments and felt like they challenged and stretched me in good ways.

Criticisms include: some confusing titles - why is the third section called Location, Location, Location, when it is the second section that is about location? Some of the wording in the rubrics seem to refer to things not discussed before. So, some revision and clarity would be much appreciated.

Amy Bloom has a way about her that makes it very easy to receive her information, to take it in and digest it. There is a bounty of excellent teaching in this course, a variety of different perspectives on how to sculpt characters that I would've probably never encountered otherwise. Thanks, Amy!

The interviews with professional writers are great! It's good to listen to people who are working with their minds and points of view and how they use that to create. Professor Amy Bloom has a great pedagogic skill. She asks the right questions and gives us great explanations.