“I've found a writing community that I can take with me anywhere I can take my computer. I don't have to go out late at night on scary college campuses, decide what to wear, drive home on freeways at night—the list is endless, so I'll end it there. But there's more.”
“I've found a writing community that I can take with me anywhere I can take my computer. I don't have to go out late at night on scary college campuses, decide what to wear, drive home on freeways at night—the list is endless, so I'll end it there. But there's more.”Julie West StaheliStudentFICTION WRITING
“The instructor was very effective and efficient in getting to the heart of the piece.”
“The instructor was very effective and efficient in getting to the heart of the piece.”Mike CoughlanInformation TechnologiesFICTION WRITING
“Great class for anyone serious about completing a novel.”
“Great class for anyone serious about completing a novel.”Katherine LimLawyerNOVEL WRITING
“I learned a great deal about the many forms of poetry and developed a greater understanding and appreciation for reading and writing it. A great class.”
“I learned a great deal about the many forms of poetry and developed a greater understanding and appreciation for reading and writing it. A great class.”Brian ConnaughtonAdvertisingPOETRY WRITING
“I enrolled in Romance I on a whim. It's what I love to read. Why not try writing it? I can't imagine a more supportive instructor and smarter fellow writers to encourage me every step of the way.”
“I enrolled in Romance I on a whim. It's what I love to read. Why not try writing it? I can't imagine a more supportive instructor and smarter fellow writers to encourage me every step of the way.”Lisa ChristensenAdvertising Writing DirectorROMANCE WRITING
“A great introduction to the idea of memoir.”
“A great introduction to the idea of memoir.”Erich BallUnited Nations OfficerMEMOIR WRITING
“Just sign up. You'll be happy you did.”
“Just sign up. You'll be happy you did.”Kimberly PetersonInvestment AnalystCREATIVE WRITING 101
“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
“Taking the course online was a lifesaver for me! I'm disabled and cannot get out to take classes. I found this course very effective.”
“Taking the course online was a lifesaver for me! I'm disabled and cannot get out to take classes. I found this course very effective.”Kira MooreStudentFICTION WRITING
“Our instructor was one of the most patient, thorough, and articulate teachers I've ever had. The amount of work she tackled—and the way she tackled it—was astounding. True grace under pressure.”
“Our instructor was one of the most patient, thorough, and articulate teachers I've ever had. The amount of work she tackled—and the way she tackled it—was astounding. True grace under pressure.”Robert McGuillWriterFICTION WRITING
“It would be hard to list in a few words all I have learned from this course. I learned from every lecture and found them interesting, absorbing, and challenging.”
“It would be hard to list in a few words all I have learned from this course. I learned from every lecture and found them interesting, absorbing, and challenging.”Peggy HousholderStudentFICTION WRITING
“Insight into the how, when, and why's of getting published. A wonderful doorway to the publishing world.”
“Insight into the how, when, and why's of getting published. A wonderful doorway to the publishing world.”Mary BadalamentiRetired EducatorHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“It was an absolute thrill and quite inspirational.”
“It was an absolute thrill and quite inspirational.”Elise BrancheauOpera SingerFICTION WRITING
“This course focuses on being professional while still letting personality show in business writing.”
“This course focuses on being professional while still letting personality show in business writing.”Theresa PeekDirector, Training & DevelopmentBUSINESS WRITING
“I absolutely loved every minute of this course.”
“I absolutely loved every minute of this course.”Jennifer JamiesonMarket ResearchCREATIVE WRITING 101
“I loved the spirit, energy, and enthusiasm of the instructor—she's infectious!”
“I loved the spirit, energy, and enthusiasm of the instructor—she's infectious!”Vicki EskenaziSpecial Education AdministratorFICTION WRITING
“The most practical and useful writing class I've ever taken, and that from someone who never liked school.”
“The most practical and useful writing class I've ever taken, and that from someone who never liked school.”Andrew GlasserTax Accountant FICTION WRITING
“The instructor was able to provide constructive and well-meant criticism no matter what the author's style and approach.”
“The instructor was able to provide constructive and well-meant criticism no matter what the author's style and approach.”Noah WalleyVenture CapitalistNOVEL 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
“I learned the power of starting. The schedule of submissions made me start, and wow—I finished two short stories in ten weeks.”
“I learned the power of starting. The schedule of submissions made me start, and wow—I finished two short stories in ten weeks.”Suzanne O'DonnellActorFICTION WRITING
“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
“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
“Definitely useful for those who want to learn important, effective writing techniques and tips.”
“Definitely useful for those who want to learn important, effective writing techniques and tips.”Inez BrownCollege AdministratorBUSINESS WRITING
“This course gives information straight from the trenches.”
“This course gives information straight from the trenches.”Mel MelcerEnglish TeacherHOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
“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
“I felt I was part of a group of people who care about creative writing and literature—a new experience for me.”
“I felt I was part of a group of people who care about creative writing and literature—a new experience for me.”Janelle TreesDoctorMEMOIR WRITING
“Don't be hung-up on the idea of a 'cold, sterile computer class' - Gotham's web design is as close to being in a friendly classroom as you'll ever experience!”
“Don't be hung-up on the idea of a 'cold, sterile computer class' - Gotham's web design is as close to being in a friendly classroom as you'll ever experience!”Jeanne RawlingsDocumentary FilmmakerSCREENWRITING
“The Travel Writing course is an uplifting journey that helps aspiring writers identify the different aspects of travel writing.”
“The Travel Writing course is an uplifting journey that helps aspiring writers identify the different aspects of travel writing.”Jason Emilio RodriguezGovernment Public ServiceTRAVEL WRITING
“If anyone has any reservations about taking an online writing class, they can be assured that this will be a wonderful experience, full of lessons, critique and feedback from a knowledgeable instructor, as well as from the other students.”
“If anyone has any reservations about taking an online writing class, they can be assured that this will be a wonderful experience, full of lessons, critique and feedback from a knowledgeable instructor, as well as from the other students.”Jill StradaRadio Station Program DirectorMEMOIR WRITING
“I took Fiction I, then Fiction II twice. The Fiction Master Class brought what I learned during those courses together and gave the whys and hows of writing in detail.”
“I took Fiction I, then Fiction II twice. The Fiction Master Class brought what I learned during those courses together and gave the whys and hows of writing in detail.”Eugene GalassiniAccountantFICTION WRITING
“It was refreshing to hear an insider's perspective.”
“It was refreshing to hear an insider's perspective.”Roberta WoodChildren's AuthorHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“My main goal in taking this course was to hone the query letter for my novel. The letter I have now is far superior to the one I started out with, and I have a clearer idea of how to compose a query for future projects.”
“My main goal in taking this course was to hone the query letter for my novel. The letter I have now is far superior to the one I started out with, and I have a clearer idea of how to compose a query for future projects.”Phyllis SmithCollege InstructorHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“I learned a great deal about the inner world and the background of the publishing scene. I was taught how to write a powerful query letter just to help open the door. This knowledge will prove to be paramount in my quest to be published, I'm sure.”
“I learned a great deal about the inner world and the background of the publishing scene. I was taught how to write a powerful query letter just to help open the door. This knowledge will prove to be paramount in my quest to be published, I'm sure.”Joe MartinCorporate Fleet/Internet DirectorHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“The online class experience has literally changed my life. I now see myself as a writer. Thanks to the support and guidance I received from my Gotham instructor and my classmates, I now have the courage and confidence to begin the long process of submitting my work.”
“The online class experience has literally changed my life. I now see myself as a writer. Thanks to the support and guidance I received from my Gotham instructor and my classmates, I now have the courage and confidence to begin the long process of submitting my work.”Jill SaigusaHomemaker/TeacherCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“This is a great introductory course, not just for science fiction and fantasy, but also for writing.”
“This is a great introductory course, not just for science fiction and fantasy, but also for writing.”Madeline TurnipseedEMT SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
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