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"The course explores how to tap into your most creative self for writing. How to create ritual, but also find ways to free yourself up from rigidities that inhibit creativity."
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<b>Intensives</b>

The Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Come in to class with a notepad, pen, and desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Intensives are for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

Intensives are offered in NYC on Fridays and weekends throughout the year.

Gotham also offers two and four-week seminars, including: How to Get Published, Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonficiton, How to Blog, and Nonfiction Book Proposal.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

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Dialogue Writing
Writing dialogue is not as simple as talking. Though dialogue should sound spontaneous and lifelike, every word your characters speak should resonate with meaning and characterization. It's a crucial balance. Bad dialogue can sink a story like a hole in the hull, while good dialogue can elevate your work to a new level of quality.

In this One-Day, you'll discover dialogue techniques that you can apply to fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, teleplays, or stage plays. Through lectures, script analysis, and exercises, you will learn how to write dialogue that rings true, stays focused, reveals character, creates tension, adds depth through subtext, and more.


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