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Student Quotes
"The course heightens the awareness of the ambient (internal/external) space that influences what we put on paper. "
- Ruth Eichacker
 language teacher
"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."
- Linda Lucero
 life coach
"A great head start in a very competitive race"
- Anita Diggs
 Book Editor
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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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