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"In several hours I learned all of the preliminary steps from developing a topic to writing a query letter to writing the proposal."
- Joseph Schippa
"This course taught me how to structure my inspired rambling into a coherent, potent piece of writing. I got a lot of information and great inspiration to continue some past projects and begin new ones."
- Mark Hayes
"Fun, engaging, stimulating. I can definitely see how incorporating these techniques into my "writing life" will help me a lot."
- Lisa Thompson
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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, Nonfiction Book Proposal, and How to Sell Your Screenplay.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

 Intensives—Friday, Apr 25 :
 Fiction Writing  Write It Right!

 Intensives—Friday, May 2 :
 Personal Essay Writing  Screenwriting

 Intensives—Friday, May 9 :
 Children's Book Writing  Memoir Writing

 Intensives—Friday, May 16 :
 Article Writing  Dialogue Writing

 Intensives—Saturday, May 17 :
 Business Writing  Character Development
 The Editor's Eye  Essay and Opinion
 Fiction Writing  Humor Writing
 In(Verse): Poetic Techniques for Non-Poets  Playwriting
 Screenwriting  Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing
 The Writer's Mind

 Intensives—Friday, May 30 :
 Fiction Writing  Nonfiction 101

 Intensives—Friday, Jun 6 :
 Humor Writing  Write It Right!

 Intensives—Friday, Jun 13 :
 Essay and Opinion  How To Blog

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