Nov 13, 2015
Exceptional experience. I enjoyed the entire course. This was my first real sojourn into the genre and now I'm hooked. Thank you, very much, for sharing this quality education. Be Well.
May 30, 2016
Super wonderful class. Very educational and enjoyable. I collected more books after this class and re-read many of them. Recommend The Love Artist featured in one of the sessions.
автор: Tatiana B C•
Apr 06, 2016
I personally enjoyed the course. However I was disappointed when I was told after week (3 or 5?) that I'd completed the course, when I in fact hadn't gotten to the end and had not done the final two assignments...? Regardless, I went ahead and finished the course, but I was also disturbed to see that some of the students did their assignments in a mockery fashion e.g. wrote song lyrics, or stated "I don't know what else to say so I will tell you about my day..." That was very irritating. The class wasn't described clearly in the catalog, I thought it would be more of a history of the periods plus literature, but it wasn't exactly that... Instead it was a discussion of techniques and prose, and exhibiting truly talented authors. I liked the class, just not what I expected.
автор: Sarab P•
Dec 05, 2015
This course was just what I was looking for, being a budding historical fiction writer myself. It made me authenticate that I was doing mostly everything right so far. I have three complete novels in my treasure trove and three as work in progress. Bringing in authentic authors of historical fiction gave me first hand tips, and precious insight into the experiences of real life writers just like me, who take true pleasure in what they do, and do best. I would indeed appreciate a sequel to this well put together course; the sooner the better! Congratulations, Professor Holsinger! Thank you, University of Virginia! P.S. I could do with a complimentary Certificate of Accomplishment, though.
автор: Marrissa L•
Sep 03, 2016
A very interesting course with a fascinating subject I've been intrigued by for a while. It gave me many skills and techniques to think about as I attempt to eventually become a historical fiction writer myself someday. My only negative critique is that I wish it dealt with the witches and medieval aspects of the course in the beginning rather than towards the end.
автор: Teresah T•
Oct 10, 2015
Lovely course for historical fiction enthusiast. There's a wonderful reading list required to read as well as multiple guest speakers besides the professor to help explain more about the genre.
автор: Meredith F•
Aug 30, 2015
Great course. I loved the seminars with the different authors. The course was fun and interesting and the professor was knowledgeable and easy to listen to.
автор: Lindea Y•
Sep 11, 2015
A very interesting course. Only negative thing is that some of the authors are not very good at leading a lecture, and seem to stumble in their words a lot.
автор: Antonella C•
Oct 23, 2015
I liked the curse a lot. However, I would consider some more gradings throughout the course, not just the few. Otherwise people lose their interest
Dec 23, 2015
A good introductory course to historical fiction and the mechanics of writing it.
автор: Blanca I M R•
Apr 18, 2016
I really enjoyed this course, I understand better the literature
автор: Lorenzo A•
Feb 26, 2017
Excellent course for those taking the first steps into hi
автор: Joy S•
Jan 07, 2017
Enjoyed this. Lots of lectures by guest authors.
автор: Aimi I•
Feb 03, 2016
Fun course I feel I learned a lot.
Dec 20, 2019
автор: Johnathan A•
Jul 10, 2017
Loads of problems with old assignments getting lost, and now there isn't even a creative outlet for students. Disappointing in that respect.
автор: Margaretta N•
Sep 09, 2015
I really like the visiting writer seminars -- they were the best part
автор: kevin h•
Sep 13, 2019
it was my mistake this is not the course i thought it would be
автор: Carolyn G•
Jan 24, 2020
Sadly, unless I purchase a certificate, I can't get even through first quiz and beyond to the rest of the materials. I'm retired and have no need to spend my pension on a course certificate. This should be made clear in the course description - unless you want to pay for a certificate, all you will have is a bunch of definitions from an initial series of talking head lectures - wasted time and not the reason I signed up for this. I feel very misled.
автор: Kage G•
May 09, 2017
This course is a poor transfer from one of their online or hybrid courses. The professor constantly mentions readings that were never put in the Coursera lessons, and the quizzes are on those readings. DO NOT TAKE!!!
автор: Jeffrey S•
Jan 18, 2020
Would appreciate a little less focus on obscure feminist writers and more on the material implied in the title. This course was boring, pretentious and not worth finishing.
Feb 28, 2018
I managed to suffer through 2 weeks and finally gave up. I adore historical fiction and this course drained the life from it.