“Great introduction to the nuts and bolts of creative writing, and leaves you wanting more (in a good way).”
“Great introduction to the nuts and bolts of creative writing, and leaves you wanting more (in a good way).”Michelle RodakEditorial AssistantCREATIVE WRITING 101
“The instructor illuminated some common writing components in a new and more useful way. Point of view, characterization, and style were suddenly much easier to understand than they had ever been for me.”
“The instructor illuminated some common writing components in a new and more useful way. Point of view, characterization, and style were suddenly much easier to understand than they had ever been for me.”Sarah Grant-KeelinPsychotherapistFICTION WRITING
“I learned the essential components of writing children's literature.”
“I learned the essential components of writing children's literature.”Shirley DisuChild Care DirectorCHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING
“Magazines and books about writing are fine, but this course provides vital contact with the real world of fiction writing.”
“Magazines and books about writing are fine, but this course provides vital contact with the real world of fiction writing.”Tom MooneyJournalist/teacherFICTION WRITING
“I learned about several problems peculiar to science fiction writing, along with multiple possible solutions to each.”
“I learned about several problems peculiar to science fiction writing, along with multiple possible solutions to each.”Joseph CarotenutoTelecommunications EngineerSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
“The teacher's open demeanor and availability for question-answering made it easy to ask anything.”
“The teacher's open demeanor and availability for question-answering made it easy to ask anything.”Tomijean FernandezOrganizational Development ConsultantHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“Very informative. The instructor conveys her knowledge and passion for the travel-writing industry very clearly.”
“Very informative. The instructor conveys her knowledge and passion for the travel-writing industry very clearly.”Anne FitzpatrickEditorTRAVEL WRITING
“This course was a superb resource for concise how-to knowledge with a practical punch. I especially enjoyed how the class material is spiced with personal tips and insider perspectives.”
“This course was a superb resource for concise how-to knowledge with a practical punch. I especially enjoyed how the class material is spiced with personal tips and insider perspectives.”Erin Brown ConroyUniv. Prof./Writer/Speaker/Mom Of 13HOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“This was a great way to break down the barriers to writing, and get that pen scribbling on paper. Good confidence builder!”
“This was a great way to break down the barriers to writing, and get that pen scribbling on paper. Good confidence builder!”Agathe Blanchon-EhrsamManagement ConsultantBUSINESS WRITING
“Overall very eye-opening, filled in lots of info about who the players are and how to get to them.”
“Overall very eye-opening, filled in lots of info about who the players are and how to get to them.”Kathy HribarMedical Software ConsultantHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“Good one-day overview. Great examples that I look forward to studying more. I liked the combination of information, topics, examples, and having us writing as well.”
“Good one-day overview. Great examples that I look forward to studying more. I liked the combination of information, topics, examples, and having us writing as well.”Eliza BatesNurseDIALOGUE WRITING
“An encouraging forum for those who are new to writing or just coming back to it.”
“An encouraging forum for those who are new to writing or just coming back to it.”Michael FoleyArt DealerCREATIVE WRITING 101
“I found it very stimulating having such a small class and will continue to stay in contact with my fellow students. A real bond was formed between us and the instructor that I will not soon forget.”
“I found it very stimulating having such a small class and will continue to stay in contact with my fellow students. A real bond was formed between us and the instructor that I will not soon forget.”Linda LanePharmacistROMANCE WRITING
“A bucketload of fun. I really enjoyed my experience with this humor writing course.”
“A bucketload of fun. I really enjoyed my experience with this humor writing course.”Shan SandhuCompany DirectorHUMOR WRITING
“This course helped me sculpt and polish my work so that others might enjoy it, in print. Wish me luck!”
“This course helped me sculpt and polish my work so that others might enjoy it, in print. Wish me luck!”Kathy Nieber-LathropRetired School CounselorCHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING
“Thanks to Gotham Writers' Workshop I stopped talking and started writing.”
“Thanks to Gotham Writers' Workshop I stopped talking and started writing.”Marjorie BorellPresidentFICTION WRITING
“Gotham Writers' Workshop takes full advantage of the strengths online learning has to offer. The Web site works beautifully, the structure is well thought out, and the content is outstanding.”
“Gotham Writers' Workshop takes full advantage of the strengths online learning has to offer. The Web site works beautifully, the structure is well thought out, and the content is outstanding.”Joanne HusIllustrator & Graphic DesignerFICTION WRITING
“A great way to do it when time is difficult to schedule. Also the anonymity is less embarrassing than parading my first fiction efforts face-to-face.”
“A great way to do it when time is difficult to schedule. Also the anonymity is less embarrassing than parading my first fiction efforts face-to-face.”Bryan MarshallScientist And TeacherFICTION WRITING
“The instructor enjoys poetry so much that his enthusiasm for it automatically infuses you with the same enthusiasm.”
“The instructor enjoys poetry so much that his enthusiasm for it automatically infuses you with the same enthusiasm.”Marne ChaddertonRetired Legal SecretaryPOETRY WRITING
“I was very impressed by the instructor's depth of knowledge and his intelligence.”
“I was very impressed by the instructor's depth of knowledge and his intelligence.”Karen BinghamAttorneyREADING FICTION
“This is by far the best writing course that I have ever taken.”
“This is by far the best writing course that I have ever taken.”Linda GaskDoctorMEMOIR WRITING
“A great way to take an idea or a fledgling pilot and take it to the next level.”
“A great way to take an idea or a fledgling pilot and take it to the next level.”Lynn BakamjianGlobal Health ConsultantTV WRITING
“The instructor knows her stuff, and it shows. Very illuminating course. Now I feel I have a much better understanding of how a screenplay gets sold.”
“The instructor knows her stuff, and it shows. Very illuminating course. Now I feel I have a much better understanding of how a screenplay gets sold.”Kerry DachosHomemakerHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“A perfect guide to writing a spec script (even if you've written one before).”
“A perfect guide to writing a spec script (even if you've written one before).”Chris BeierDigital Video ProducerTV WRITING
“There is so much to learn about the publishing process and this course is a necessity.”
“There is so much to learn about the publishing process and this course is a necessity.”Greg BredemeierPhysicianNONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL
“I really prefer the online format. It requires you to to be more thoughtful and articulate about what you are trying to say—especially when reviewing other classmates' work.”
“I really prefer the online format. It requires you to to be more thoughtful and articulate about what you are trying to say—especially when reviewing other classmates' work.”Virginia GlennMarketing ConsultantCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“I learned about the ins and outs of travel writing. I also picked up helpful ideas, refined my editing skills, and learned a great deal about other people's interests as readers of travel literature.”
“I learned about the ins and outs of travel writing. I also picked up helpful ideas, refined my editing skills, and learned a great deal about other people's interests as readers of travel literature.”Heather SulzenGraphic DesignerTRAVEL WRITING
“My experience of Gotham instructors is very positive. They are unfailingly encouraging and at the same time, provide actual, beneficial criticism.”
“My experience of Gotham instructors is very positive. They are unfailingly encouraging and at the same time, provide actual, beneficial criticism.”Mary-Ann ArltAttorneyFICTION WRITING
“Script Analysis was amazing! I learned amazing tidbits of plot from blockbusters and twists in dialogue from indies. The scope of the class only increased my passion for writing in the dramatic arts.”
“Script Analysis was amazing! I learned amazing tidbits of plot from blockbusters and twists in dialogue from indies. The scope of the class only increased my passion for writing in the dramatic arts.”Jennifer KaczmarekPlaywrightSCRIPT ANALYSIS
“Very focused, practical and realistic advice on selling screenplays. Excellent instructor.”
“Very focused, practical and realistic advice on selling screenplays. Excellent instructor.”Nancy YoungHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“The instructor had an almost uncanny ability to spot the key elements necessary to make a good story great.”
“The instructor had an almost uncanny ability to spot the key elements necessary to make a good story great.”Robert WatsonEnvironmental AdvocateSCREENWRITING
“A great course to get one's hands dirty and learn the craft of screenwriting.”
“A great course to get one's hands dirty and learn the craft of screenwriting.”Mandy SayleStudentSCREENWRITING
“There is no pressure, and keeping that in mind allows you to be expressive without worrying about your grade or what others are going to think.”
“There is no pressure, and keeping that in mind allows you to be expressive without worrying about your grade or what others are going to think.”Lori MartucciSales CoordinatorCREATIVE WRITING 101
“This course enabled me to take a quantum leap in the quality of my nonfiction writing.”
“This course enabled me to take a quantum leap in the quality of my nonfiction writing.”Freddi SteeleStained Glass ArtistCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“This course gave me an excellent introduction into what it takes to get published; it is packed full of instruction, information, and ideas on not only “How to Get Published” but also how to approach writing as a business.”
“This course gave me an excellent introduction into what it takes to get published; it is packed full of instruction, information, and ideas on not only “How to Get Published” but also how to approach writing as a business.”Katherine GettoTechnical ConsultantHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“Great experience. I saw drastic improvements week after week in my writing.”
“Great experience. I saw drastic improvements week after week in my writing.”Shawn McGintySales DirectorFICTION WRITING
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