“Best thing I've done for my writing career.”
“Best thing I've done for my writing career.”Jen HillIllustratorCHILDREN'S BOOK WRITING
“I learned a great deal…I have already recommended Gotham to others.”
“I learned a great deal…I have already recommended Gotham to others.”Larry NelsonRetired Law Enforcement OfficerFICTION WRITING
“The instructor was organized, spirited, humble, involved, and knowledgeable.”
“The instructor was organized, spirited, humble, involved, and knowledgeable.”Manav SachdevaStudent/PoetPOETRY WRITING
“An inspiring, fire-in-my-heart-starting, enjoyable, memorable class.”
“An inspiring, fire-in-my-heart-starting, enjoyable, memorable class.”Eva RychtarikovaHospital AdministratorCREATIVE WRITING 101
“Taking an online class was absolutely perfect for me. Fitting a student's life into family routine isn't always easy, but through the wonders of the Internet, I could log on whenever I had time. Contrary to my first belief, an online course can be a highly personal experience.”
“Taking an online class was absolutely perfect for me. Fitting a student's life into family routine isn't always easy, but through the wonders of the Internet, I could log on whenever I had time. Contrary to my first belief, an online course can be a highly personal experience.”Grete KemptonStudentFICTION WRITING
“I had a great time and found it to be very useful when trying to break out of my shell.”
“I had a great time and found it to be very useful when trying to break out of my shell.”Lisa MitchellNationwide Claims CSRCREATIVE WRITING 101
“It helps you distinguish between the various types of nonfiction writing to determine where you are on the spectrum and what to study next.”
“It helps you distinguish between the various types of nonfiction writing to determine where you are on the spectrum and what to study next.”Brian ShannonConsultantCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“The course was very thorough and taught me so many things I had forgotten over the years.”
“The course was very thorough and taught me so many things I had forgotten over the years.”Chelena BlountExecutive AssistantWRITE IT RIGHT!
“This course provided much-needed inside information from a person who obviously has been in the business long enough to know.”
“This course provided much-needed inside information from a person who obviously has been in the business long enough to know.”Catherine EnnisEditorial AssistantHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“I found the instructor extremely straightforward and informative. A true pro!”
“I found the instructor extremely straightforward and informative. A true pro!”Susan FeitelbergStudentHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“An invaluable experience.”
“An invaluable experience.”David HinesMunicipal WorkerFICTION WRITING
“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
“I learned more in this class than in any of my writing courses in college. It was extremely thorough and applicable.”
“I learned more in this class than in any of my writing courses in college. It was extremely thorough and applicable.”Amanda ScottActorMEMOIR WRITING
“A fun, challenging experience that helped me figure out what I want out of life.”
“A fun, challenging experience that helped me figure out what I want out of life.”Adrienne MorainHostessCREATIVE WRITING 101
“The way the website works is brilliant and the technical people are the best I have ever worked with. It is something worth looking at for someone like me in a foreign country or someone who doesn't have the time to commit to going to class at a specific time and day.”
“The way the website works is brilliant and the technical people are the best I have ever worked with. It is something worth looking at for someone like me in a foreign country or someone who doesn't have the time to commit to going to class at a specific time and day.”Jeralynn BenoitEnglish TrainerCREATIVE WRITING 101
“This course is like a journey into a forgotten world that you used to know.”
“This course is like a journey into a forgotten world that you used to know.”Junis SultanStudentMEMOIR WRITING
“The teacher was a marvel, really committed and making the most of this forum. Her generosity and consistent interest in the students inspired me.”
“The teacher was a marvel, really committed and making the most of this forum. Her generosity and consistent interest in the students inspired me.”Sara FasyArtistMEMOIR WRITING
“This course is the ideal place for aspiring writers who are looking for the basic tools of writing.”
“This course is the ideal place for aspiring writers who are looking for the basic tools of writing.”Sarah ClaphamAssistant ProducerCREATIVE WRITING 101
“The day was a wonderful introduction to writing a memoir with topics covered thoroughly and interspersed with excellent exercises.”
“The day was a wonderful introduction to writing a memoir with topics covered thoroughly and interspersed with excellent exercises.”Pamela MarkhamVisual ArtistMEMOIR WRITING
“This course changed reading for me and made it more relevant.”
“This course changed reading for me and made it more relevant.”Nora GoldStudentREADING FICTION
“Before the course, I had many ideas on screenwriting that I had acquired from reading books and attending lectures, but they remained more or less abstract notions. This course was invaluable in helping me attain a more concrete and illuminating understanding of the craft. It feels like someone has flipped the light switch on.”
“Before the course, I had many ideas on screenwriting that I had acquired from reading books and attending lectures, but they remained more or less abstract notions. This course was invaluable in helping me attain a more concrete and illuminating understanding of the craft. It feels like someone has flipped the light switch on.”Raj MahtaniTranslatorSCRIPT ANALYSIS
“I have read several books about the writer's craft, but the excellence of the lectures written by the instructor for this course stood out for me: She somehow found fresh angles, used particularly apt examples, and provided trenchant advice for writing and revision.”
“I have read several books about the writer's craft, but the excellence of the lectures written by the instructor for this course stood out for me: She somehow found fresh angles, used particularly apt examples, and provided trenchant advice for writing and revision.”Angela HahnVeterinarianFICTION WRITING
“Screenwriting II allows each student to discuss and apply screenwriting concepts and techniques to our actual work-in-progress. It is a great way to learn the art of screenwriting!”
“Screenwriting II allows each student to discuss and apply screenwriting concepts and techniques to our actual work-in-progress. It is a great way to learn the art of screenwriting!”Linda MatthewsProposal ConsultantSCREENWRITING
“Fantastic course for those that want to learn about blogs and how to set up their own blog. I struggled for 8 months to blog and didn't learn one-tenth of what I learned in this course.”
“Fantastic course for those that want to learn about blogs and how to set up their own blog. I struggled for 8 months to blog and didn't learn one-tenth of what I learned in this course.”Doug GeorgeTechnical CopywriterHOW TO BLOG
“This course organized my imagination! I went into class with abstractions galore and emerged with a concrete script. The instructor's enthusiasm was instrumental in driving me onward, as was the enthusiasm of the class as a whole.”
“This course organized my imagination! I went into class with abstractions galore and emerged with a concrete script. The instructor's enthusiasm was instrumental in driving me onward, as was the enthusiasm of the class as a whole.”Russ RockStudentSCREENWRITING
“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
“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
“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
“Beginning to understand different forms and structures of poetry really opened up my horizons and made me think in different directions”
“Beginning to understand different forms and structures of poetry really opened up my horizons and made me think in different directions”Jessica JonesPhotographerPOETRY WRITING
“I loved the online courses. I could not attend class in New York. This way I live in paradise (Vancouver) and learn from people all over the world.”
“I loved the online courses. I could not attend class in New York. This way I live in paradise (Vancouver) and learn from people all over the world.”Sharron GunnStudentROMANCE WRITING
“I equate this class to learning to read music after I've learned to play a few chords. It brought some meaning and clear understanding of some things I was already doing in my writing, and helped me understand how to evolve those fundamentals further.”
“I equate this class to learning to read music after I've learned to play a few chords. It brought some meaning and clear understanding of some things I was already doing in my writing, and helped me understand how to evolve those fundamentals further.”John DohertyCopywriterFICTION WRITING
“The instructor had an excellent command of the material and conveyed it well. I learned a great deal about "world building" in Science Fiction, and how to stretch my creative imagination in ways that fit a story structure.”
“The instructor had an excellent command of the material and conveyed it well. I learned a great deal about "world building" in Science Fiction, and how to stretch my creative imagination in ways that fit a story structure.”Ann SaccomanoStudentSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
“The great advantage to taking an online course is flexibility. I work full time and have a child. The fact that I could fit the course around my life rather than adapting my life to the course made all the difference—so much so that I've already enrolled for next term.”
“The great advantage to taking an online course is flexibility. I work full time and have a child. The fact that I could fit the course around my life rather than adapting my life to the course made all the difference—so much so that I've already enrolled for next term.”Malin JenningsVice President, Public AffairsSCREENWRITING
“The instructor created a sense of possibility in a business rife with rejections.”
“The instructor created a sense of possibility in a business rife with rejections.”Joaquin TercenoAttorneyHOW 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
“This class was wonderful. I learned techniques for writing fiction that I never knew existed.”
“This class was wonderful. I learned techniques for writing fiction that I never knew existed.”Donna CarpenterPublishingFICTION WRITING
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