Yesterday I blogged about using Coursera to become an expert in a topic you might need to know for your latest fiction (infectious diseases, anyone?) But what if the topic you want to learn about is fiction writing itself? Where can you find a good, free course on honing your craft?
Here’s a hypothetical situation: you’ve written a zombie apocalypse novel involving a scene that requires more detailed knowledge about epidemics than you currently have. Maybe one of your characters is an epidemiologist but you don’t know enough about the topic to write her dialogue credibly. You could contact a real epidemiologist and ask them to help you write your character, but chances are they’d be too busy fighting the next strain of superbugs to answer your questions. What do you do? Continue reading “Free Resources for Learning a Subject- Coursera”