“The instructor earns 5 stars in my eyes!”
“The instructor earns 5 stars in my eyes!”Tara Rose CoyoteImporterFICTION WRITING
“I love that the teacher is in the business herself, so you saw how a song originated from idea to HIT! And when she needed to, she'd pick up her guitar and explain musically.”
“I love that the teacher is in the business herself, so you saw how a song originated from idea to HIT! And when she needed to, she'd pick up her guitar and explain musically.”Eric SanchezBartenderSONGWRITING
“A must if you're thinking of writing your own pilot.”
“A must if you're thinking of writing your own pilot.”Roxy McCarrollSite DirectorTV WRITING
“I learned a great deal. I came into this class with an extremely limited knowledge of the business of selling a screenplay. I now have enough information to approach this aspect of writing with confidence.”
“I learned a great deal. I came into this class with an extremely limited knowledge of the business of selling a screenplay. I now have enough information to approach this aspect of writing with confidence.”Dan EmmersonGraphic ArtistHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“This course is wonderful. As a first-time author I was finding a lot of conflicting information about how to get published. This course cleared things up for me.”
“This course is wonderful. As a first-time author I was finding a lot of conflicting information about how to get published. This course cleared things up for me.”Melinda FinnStudentHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“Script Analysis should be everyone's complementary course to any screenwriting class. The films and screenplays are perfectly selected to match the week's discussion.”
“Script Analysis should be everyone's complementary course to any screenwriting class. The films and screenplays are perfectly selected to match the week's discussion.”Irene QuisenberryHomemakerSCRIPT ANALYSIS
“The instructor created a warm climate that made me feel comfortable and, I think, really drew out all the students in the class. The class had a really nice vibe.”
“The instructor created a warm climate that made me feel comfortable and, I think, really drew out all the students in the class. The class had a really nice vibe.”Melinda AxelBusiness AnalystFICTION WRITING
“The class truly helped me unlock an imaginative part of myself that I didn't know was there, as well as dismantle some fears and reservations about creative writing. ”
“The class truly helped me unlock an imaginative part of myself that I didn't know was there, as well as dismantle some fears and reservations about creative writing. ”Kelly GriegoMarketing ProfessionalFICTION WRITING
“This course has been the X factor that I have been looking for to get me jump-started.”
“This course has been the X factor that I have been looking for to get me jump-started.”Georgia MansurArtist (Painter)CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITING
“The instructor had an incredibly lucid way of teaching and a mastery of her subject. Both her lectures and her critiques were concise, to the point, funny, and full of valuable insight. I learned tons from her.”
“The instructor had an incredibly lucid way of teaching and a mastery of her subject. Both her lectures and her critiques were concise, to the point, funny, and full of valuable insight. I learned tons from her.”Will CrosbyIllustrator/ArtistFICTION WRITING
“This course has been the greatest resource I've found for furthering my writing education. There are so many elements to study that I intend to take the class again.”
“This course has been the greatest resource I've found for furthering my writing education. There are so many elements to study that I intend to take the class again.”Allyson FinkelStudentFICTION WRITING
“The course was like a mouthwatering piece of chocolate cake, each bite better than the last and when it's all gone, you cant help but miss it.”
“The course was like a mouthwatering piece of chocolate cake, each bite better than the last and when it's all gone, you cant help but miss it.”Noverlee HowellCollege CounselorFICTION WRITING
“The course gave me the push I needed to write again. I feel like I've gained a lot in writing skill and the reading has exposed me to a lot of writers I didn't know existed. I can't think of an easier or quicker way to access feedback from other writers. I can't wait for the next course…. I enjoyed the chat room specifically when our instructor and then a member of Zoetrope publishing joined it. The information I got from those two sessions was priceless.”
“The course gave me the push I needed to write again. I feel like I've gained a lot in writing skill and the reading has exposed me to a lot of writers I didn't know existed. I can't think of an easier or quicker way to access feedback from other writers. I can't wait for the next course…. I enjoyed the chat room specifically when our instructor and then a member of Zoetrope publishing joined it. The information I got from those two sessions was priceless.”Suzanne HambyStudentFICTION WRITING
“This class has been one of the highlights of my life.”
“This class has been one of the highlights of my life.”Sheryl JonesStudentFICTION WRITING
“I finally wrote the story for children that I have wanted to write for years. I had characters that I had illustrated a couple of years back and I had wanted to write a story to put them in. This course inspired me to do that. I have a little more editing to do, and then I plan to try and get it published. This was an excellent experience.”
“I finally wrote the story for children that I have wanted to write for years. I had characters that I had illustrated a couple of years back and I had wanted to write a story to put them in. This course inspired me to do that. I have a little more editing to do, and then I plan to try and get it published. This was an excellent experience.”Joanna FriedmanAcupuncturist<CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITING
“If you want to pursue your dream of being a science-fiction writer, this course will open your imagination.”
“If you want to pursue your dream of being a science-fiction writer, this course will open your imagination.”Pamela HendersonTeacherSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
“This course has been a terrific way to provide me some discipline (goals, deadlines, focus), encouragement (lessons that give practical tips, positive feedback from a real-live person) and a community of like-minded yet unique individuals with similar needs and goals.”
“This course has been a terrific way to provide me some discipline (goals, deadlines, focus), encouragement (lessons that give practical tips, positive feedback from a real-live person) and a community of like-minded yet unique individuals with similar needs and goals.”Ruth LoudenCareer CounsellorCREATIVE WRITING 101
“An exceptionally well-structured course taught by an expert tutor. ”
“An exceptionally well-structured course taught by an expert tutor. ”Nathalie GrignardDiplomatROMANCE WRITING
“No nonsense, no sugar coating, step by step teaching.”
“No nonsense, no sugar coating, step by step teaching.”Julie BaerAdvertising ExecutiveHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“We learned a little of every category related to grammar.”
“We learned a little of every category related to grammar.”Roger MorrisonStudentWRITE IT RIGHT!
“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
“I established a firm foundation. It is a great beginner's course. The instructor was wonderful—very personable, knowledgeable, and she made everyone feel comfortable.”
“I established a firm foundation. It is a great beginner's course. The instructor was wonderful—very personable, knowledgeable, and she made everyone feel comfortable.”Anthony RicheClinical Hypnotherapist/Motivational SpeakerFICTION WRITING
“Great course. The feedback was positive, and the suggestions for improvement were very helpful.”
“Great course. The feedback was positive, and the suggestions for improvement were very helpful.”Jennifer MooreProduct ManagerBUSINESS WRITING
“From this course, I learned everything that is essential to being a travel writer, whether one wants to pursue travel writing as a career, sideline, or hobby.”
“From this course, I learned everything that is essential to being a travel writer, whether one wants to pursue travel writing as a career, sideline, or hobby.”Heidi TheisEntrepreneurTRAVEL WRITING
“I never imagined that I could so thoroughly enjoy a course.”
“I never imagined that I could so thoroughly enjoy a course.”Lynn RogersAdministrativeCREATIVE WRITING 101
“For those who are timid or unsure of the power of blogging, this class is perfect for them.”
“For those who are timid or unsure of the power of blogging, this class is perfect for them.”Octavia RandallNuclear Medicine TechnologistHOW TO BLOG
“The teacher was one of the great teachers of my life (including my Yale professors!). He takes such tremendous care with each submission—it's as if he were preparing the students' novels for publication himself!”
“The teacher was one of the great teachers of my life (including my Yale professors!). He takes such tremendous care with each submission—it's as if he were preparing the students' novels for publication himself!”Dolly ReynoldsLawyerNOVEL WRITING
“I have honestly found every week's lecture to be interesting, with something new and unexpected. I will return to the lectures long after the course has finished. It is just the most fantastic thing to be able to learn from an instructor in New York.”
“I have honestly found every week's lecture to be interesting, with something new and unexpected. I will return to the lectures long after the course has finished. It is just the most fantastic thing to be able to learn from an instructor in New York.”Margarita CrutchleyAssistant, Photo LibraryNONFICTION 101
“I've never had writing presented this way to me before. My instructor's expertise really showed in her lectures and her extremely helpful critiques. She did an exceptional job at demystifying the writing process. I would recommend Gotham to anyone wanting to pursue writing in any capacity.”
“I've never had writing presented this way to me before. My instructor's expertise really showed in her lectures and her extremely helpful critiques. She did an exceptional job at demystifying the writing process. I would recommend Gotham to anyone wanting to pursue writing in any capacity.”Irish BaldwinFull-time MomCREATIVE WRITING 101
“The instructor was down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and accessible for questions.”
“The instructor was down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and accessible for questions.”Jen HiltNurseDIALOGUE WRITING
“It delivered practical, in-the- trenches information by a seasoned writer and editor.”
“It delivered practical, in-the- trenches information by a seasoned writer and editor.”Lisa TalleyMarketing ConsultantHIT SEND: PUBLISHING SHORT NONFICTION
“I did not have a lot of background in poetry—and I got some great exposure to different styles/forms and fine examples of each.”
“I did not have a lot of background in poetry—and I got some great exposure to different styles/forms and fine examples of each.”Kalyani RobbinsProsecutorPOETRY WRITING
“I loved the course. It was one of the best investments of time, money, effort I've made in a very long time.”
“I loved the course. It was one of the best investments of time, money, effort I've made in a very long time.”Fernando VeranesInvestorFICTION 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
“The instructor's lectures were well crafted, and he expanded on his ideas throughout the week. The notebook assignments were extremely useful in fleshing out the characters in my book, and establishing a trigger for their conduct in my plot. But above all that, his comments on my work were stellar, he helped me to understand what I was writing, and motivated me to keep going.”
“The instructor's lectures were well crafted, and he expanded on his ideas throughout the week. The notebook assignments were extremely useful in fleshing out the characters in my book, and establishing a trigger for their conduct in my plot. But above all that, his comments on my work were stellar, he helped me to understand what I was writing, and motivated me to keep going.”John FettoAttorneyNOVEL WRITING
“You might feel weird about an online class, in the sense that you may not get the same benefits as being in a classroom, BUT you get so much. Printable lectures, feedback, teacher accessibility and even a weekly lounge for touching base and meeting the others.”
“You might feel weird about an online class, in the sense that you may not get the same benefits as being in a classroom, BUT you get so much. Printable lectures, feedback, teacher accessibility and even a weekly lounge for touching base and meeting the others.”Suzanne CerretaActressCHILDREN'S BOOK WRITING
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