How to Start Writing FictionThe beginnings of writing fiction
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I' had foreseen ('Start Writing Fiction' for me means'Initiate a Work of Fiction Well') how to make good beginnings (the'beginnings') for my novels, but this course only provides (vaguely) instructions on how to start a writing carreer ('Start Writing Fiction' means'Initiate the Act of Being an Autor of Fiction' for them).
Secondly, I found the debate forum confusing. Too many students, not enough sort among all of us, and yet complete dependency on this unsorted mish-mash as the main means of teaching and interacting. There is only one page per task or presentation subject on the discussions pages.
Replies can be useful proposals, or the tasks entered by other participants, or replies to your own input, or replies to questions, or a series of other silly or wise thoughts. It has almost no searching feature, minimum (and difficult to distinguish) display of sub-threading, no feature to start a new threads, no possibility to authorize or reformat commentaries, no track to go back to certain threads or forums, except the easy "Follow a Person"-switching.
The most of the rather easy, typically features of almost all expert forums are missing in this forum. It' like trying to view TV while you' re seated on the "Channel Switching" key on theRCU. Time and time again the canal changes, no care what you try to see, very annoying!
It is a single-thread debate with two thousand other human beings and no way to clarify the discussions I want to keep an eye on. There is a simple upgrade available (see "php bulletin board" duh!). Whats more, the home -- no, ONLY -- way of feed-back on students submissions comes via this forum.
This makes the TV metaphors even harder, because it's like trying to make a phone call with one station while you' re on your TV set and changing stations so it keeps changing no matter what you're watching, and yet you try to react to each other!
Consequently, although I assume that a good teaching would have been possible through this course, I could not find it because it is concealed behind hundreds of unordered, non-contiguous series-productions. Unless the vendor has first significantly modified the forum to allow more appropriate, continuous and reciprocal interaction between each other. I do not want to take another course that has been shared on the same forum.