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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
What do you think? If you can express yourself well enough, people will pay attention. The personal essay is a (usually) brief expression of viewpoint based on personal experience and observation. These essays grace most magazines and many newspapers, ranging from the sophistication of Joan Didion to the "regular-guy" take of Dave Barry. Personal essays are similar to memoir, but the emphasis is more on viewpoint than story, and they are much more personal in nature than those essays you wrote in school. In this course you'll learn how to gather ideas and utilize structure, voice, and style to create compelling personal essays. You will also learn how and where to market your work.


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Personal Essay Writing | Intensive
 
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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