“I went from being a reader to being a writer…in six short weeks!”
“I went from being a reader to being a writer…in six short weeks!”Dorothy CameronRetireeCREATIVE WRITING 101
“I have gained a better understanding of my abilities and where I need to concentrate my efforts. The instructor kept things light and understandable.”
“I have gained a better understanding of my abilities and where I need to concentrate my efforts. The instructor kept things light and understandable.”Mark FerraraPublishingFICTION WRITING
“The class was structured very well for someone who was intimidated by sharing their work. The environment was warm and safe, which made the workshop process relatively painless.”
“The class was structured very well for someone who was intimidated by sharing their work. The environment was warm and safe, which made the workshop process relatively painless.”Jenny SpauldingGraphic DesignerFICTION WRITING
“I received a wealth of knowledge and feel better about blogging.”
“I received a wealth of knowledge and feel better about blogging.”Nicole TurnerSkin TherapistHOW TO BLOG
“The instructor is one of those teachers that immediately makes you feel you are in the right place. Not only does she have strong command of the material, she delivers it with enthusiasm and the desire to make sure the students really understand.”
“The instructor is one of those teachers that immediately makes you feel you are in the right place. Not only does she have strong command of the material, she delivers it with enthusiasm and the desire to make sure the students really understand.”Joshua KornreichInvestment AnalystNOVEL WRITING
“A fantastic way to dip your toes into the world of writing. This was really the best money I've spent in a long time and I plan to take another course next session.”
“A fantastic way to dip your toes into the world of writing. This was really the best money I've spent in a long time and I plan to take another course next session.”Joy VictoryHealth EditorFICTION WRITING
“Online classes with Gotham are a wonderful experience…one I will certainly repeat, probably many times.”
“Online classes with Gotham are a wonderful experience…one I will certainly repeat, probably many times.”Stefanie DaviesHomemaker/WriterFICTION WRITING
“I learned how to think like a mystery writer.”
“I learned how to think like a mystery writer.”Fiona KirkJournalistMYSTERY WRITING
“I was apprehensive at first about taking an online class since I am not a computer expert, and also because I wondered about a class with no face-to-face interaction. However, taking this class on the computer was so simple, I never felt intimidated. I also felt like I came to know both the instructor and the other students through their comments and class discussion.”
“I was apprehensive at first about taking an online class since I am not a computer expert, and also because I wondered about a class with no face-to-face interaction. However, taking this class on the computer was so simple, I never felt intimidated. I also felt like I came to know both the instructor and the other students through their comments and class discussion.”Julia GentileRetired AttorneyMEMOIR WRITING
“The readings were excellent examples of each craft element. I saw books I'd read before in new ways, and was introduced to new writers I'd never heard of. The lectures were in-depth and worthy of saving for deeper understanding down the line. Excellent class.”
“The readings were excellent examples of each craft element. I saw books I'd read before in new ways, and was introduced to new writers I'd never heard of. The lectures were in-depth and worthy of saving for deeper understanding down the line. Excellent class.”Karen AschenbachWriter/EditorREADING FICTION
“My overall writing abilities have improved by leaps and bounds, and I have a new understanding of the Speculative Fiction genre.”
“My overall writing abilities have improved by leaps and bounds, and I have a new understanding of the Speculative Fiction genre.”Amelia LewisMarketing ManagerSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
“I could not have expected more from an instructor. She was not only skilled and knowledgeable in the subject matter, but she paid a level of attention to the needs of each student that is seldom found in an instructor in any venue.”
“I could not have expected more from an instructor. She was not only skilled and knowledgeable in the subject matter, but she paid a level of attention to the needs of each student that is seldom found in an instructor in any venue.”Ben TilleyRetiredSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
“A great first step to the writing experience, to get the creative juices flowing.”
“A great first step to the writing experience, to get the creative juices flowing.”Viv GarciaRetiredCREATIVE WRITING 101
“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
“If or when I get published, it will be the direct result of this class. The pace and the spacing of the material were well-planned. There was time to soak up the information presented and to apply that knowledge. This class was well worth it.”
“If or when I get published, it will be the direct result of this class. The pace and the spacing of the material were well-planned. There was time to soak up the information presented and to apply that knowledge. This class was well worth it.”Tom RizzoSales Communications ConsultantFICTION WRITING
“One of the hardest things with sending queries out is the lack of feedback, so it was wonderful to have a professional point out what worked and what didn't.”
“One of the hardest things with sending queries out is the lack of feedback, so it was wonderful to have a professional point out what worked and what didn't.”Robin FitchCatalogerHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“Exactly what I needed to get my script on track. I can't imagine having done it without the support from this class.”
“Exactly what I needed to get my script on track. I can't imagine having done it without the support from this class.”Allie ScullyWriterSCREENWRITING
“I shopped around quite a bit on the Web before signing up, and this class has exceeded my expectations and given me the impetus and confidence to keep writing. The site is very well organized and made the whole process enjoyable. I think Gotham has set the standard for what an online fiction writing class should be. I will be back for more!”
“I shopped around quite a bit on the Web before signing up, and this class has exceeded my expectations and given me the impetus and confidence to keep writing. The site is very well organized and made the whole process enjoyable. I think Gotham has set the standard for what an online fiction writing class should be. I will be back for more!”David KrohneEditorFICTION WRITING
“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
“I had always dreamed about writing short stories. The instuctor helped inspire me and made me realize I could write a good story after all.”
“I had always dreamed about writing short stories. The instuctor helped inspire me and made me realize I could write a good story after all.”Marilyn BassanoHomemakerFICTION WRITING
“I'm not exaggerating when I say it's changed me in a fundamental way, and I'm delighted.”
“I'm not exaggerating when I say it's changed me in a fundamental way, and I'm delighted.”Elizabeth BradenProduction EditorCREATIVE WRITING 101
“This course has changed my perspective on fiction.”
“This course has changed my perspective on fiction.”Lauren KorrolPhysicianFICTION WRITING
“This course was helpful in explaining the different types of children's books one can write and clarifying what age-group each targets.”
“This course was helpful in explaining the different types of children's books one can write and clarifying what age-group each targets.”Jennifer AlexanderFundraiserCHILDREN'S BOOK WRITING
“The instructor was excellent! She has real knowledge of the music industry and is truly a songwriter. She does this for a living and supports herself from this. She is very talented and offered us help and encouraged us all along the way. She is fantastic at what she does.”
“The instructor was excellent! She has real knowledge of the music industry and is truly a songwriter. She does this for a living and supports herself from this. She is very talented and offered us help and encouraged us all along the way. She is fantastic at what she does.”Devon SangiovanniSongwriterSONGWRITING
“The instructor is wonderful, with loads of experience in writing romance novels. She is very helpful and open in her advice and gives wonderful, constructive feedback. This is the second time I took the course—to continue in an ongoing project—and the feedback from the instruction was well worth the price of the course.”
“The instructor is wonderful, with loads of experience in writing romance novels. She is very helpful and open in her advice and gives wonderful, constructive feedback. This is the second time I took the course—to continue in an ongoing project—and the feedback from the instruction was well worth the price of the course.”Erin RichardsBusiness Development ManagerROMANCE WRITING
“This course is a great way to be introduced or reacquainted with the nuts and bolts of creating a fictional story.”
“This course is a great way to be introduced or reacquainted with the nuts and bolts of creating a fictional story.”Julie MeintelStudentFICTION WRITING
“I basically learned the rules of the game. It's not enough to want to write a book...one must know what to do with it afterward, and this course definitely illuminated that for me.”
“I basically learned the rules of the game. It's not enough to want to write a book...one must know what to do with it afterward, and this course definitely illuminated that for me.”Alexia Maria Di FabioStudentHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“Excellent information designed to help you cut your time in selling your screenplays. I recommend it for all those who want to sell their scripts”
“Excellent information designed to help you cut your time in selling your screenplays. I recommend it for all those who want to sell their scripts”Henry KanaActorHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“It took away the starry-eyed feeling of selling your screenplay and replaced it with practical tips on how to move forward in the topsy-turvy world of the entertainment industry.”
“It took away the starry-eyed feeling of selling your screenplay and replaced it with practical tips on how to move forward in the topsy-turvy world of the entertainment industry.”Heather DonnellWriter/directorHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“This course will open your eyes to the difficulty of writing good poetry, which is the first step to actually writing good poetry.”
“This course will open your eyes to the difficulty of writing good poetry, which is the first step to actually writing good poetry.”Robert HahnAttorneyPOETRY WRITING
“I hadn't written for ages and was really stuck when I tried to start anything. Add to that the external pressures of parenting and my job, and I was beginning to think I would never get around to writing anything at all. This course really focused me and energized me. I now have a story to work on and I feel like writing is finally part of my life again!”
“I hadn't written for ages and was really stuck when I tried to start anything. Add to that the external pressures of parenting and my job, and I was beginning to think I would never get around to writing anything at all. This course really focused me and energized me. I now have a story to work on and I feel like writing is finally part of my life again!”Siobhan WildeEFL TeacherCREATIVE WRITING 101
“The course was structured extremely well, with each lesson a definite building block on the last. The instructor was able to explain each very well, and used great examples to help illustrate her points.”
“The course was structured extremely well, with each lesson a definite building block on the last. The instructor was able to explain each very well, and used great examples to help illustrate her points.”Kristan ReidAdvertisingFICTION WRITING
“An ideal way to fix a script that has problems that you are struggling with.”
“An ideal way to fix a script that has problems that you are struggling with.”Nancy BilyeauEditorSCREENWRITING
“The course gave me focus and gave me a clear definition of proper structure and how the TV writing process works.”
“The course gave me focus and gave me a clear definition of proper structure and how the TV writing process works.”Kelly Jo BrickCreative DirectorTV WRITING
“By the last two classes you actually stand in front with a mic and the lights shining at you just like a club. You can do a routine in a real club with your other classmates (but only if you want to) and in my class everyone did it and enjoyed it.”
“By the last two classes you actually stand in front with a mic and the lights shining at you just like a club. You can do a routine in a real club with your other classmates (but only if you want to) and in my class everyone did it and enjoyed it.”Larry DeCatoStudentSTAND-UP COMEDY WRITING
“This class will give you the kick you need to get your book completed.”
“This class will give you the kick you need to get your book completed.”William DameronIT DirectorMEMOIR WRITING
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