“It's a great way to improve your pieces, experiment with style, and determine what readers enjoy.”
“It's a great way to improve your pieces, experiment with style, and determine what readers enjoy.”Isobel ScottEditorial AssistantFICTION 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
“I had a story in mind but didn't even know how to begin. Now my first book is underway and the process has been fun and adventurous.”
“I had a story in mind but didn't even know how to begin. Now my first book is underway and the process has been fun and adventurous.”Elizabeth BakerSenior Programmer AnalystROMANCE WRITING
“I liked the instructor's ability to speak from the agent's perspective and to teach us what the business of publishing is all about. Invaluable!”
“I liked the instructor's ability to speak from the agent's perspective and to teach us what the business of publishing is all about. Invaluable!”Margaret NitkaBusiness Owner/Freelance WriterHOW TO GET PUBLISHED
“I learned some fundamental elements of writing for children. This course was extremely well organized. I was impressed with this from the first interaction. The instructor was wonderful. She was quite honest, and didn't just give us fluff about our writing. She really spent time looking at our work and analyzing the writing.”
“I learned some fundamental elements of writing for children. This course was extremely well organized. I was impressed with this from the first interaction. The instructor was wonderful. She was quite honest, and didn't just give us fluff about our writing. She really spent time looking at our work and analyzing the writing.”Sally SizemoreStudentCHILDREN'S BOOK 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
“The instructor was organized, spirited, humble, involved, and knowledgeable.”
“The instructor was organized, spirited, humble, involved, and knowledgeable.”Manav SachdevaStudent/PoetPOETRY WRITING
“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
“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
“This course permits those of us stuck in the hinterland to get a glimpse of the real world of writing. Short of moving to New York City, the course could not be much better. Forbes was right!”
“This course permits those of us stuck in the hinterland to get a glimpse of the real world of writing. Short of moving to New York City, the course could not be much better. Forbes was right!”Marvin WilsonStudentCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“Our instructor found immensely interesting and varied poems to stretch our minds and help develop our own poetry muscles.”
“Our instructor found immensely interesting and varied poems to stretch our minds and help develop our own poetry muscles.”violet samirSocial Work Organization DirectorPOETRY WRITING
“The online format is very accommodating for those of us who struggle to 'find the time'. You will find yourself getting addicted to the course, anticipating the next assignment and critique every week. ”
“The online format is very accommodating for those of us who struggle to 'find the time'. You will find yourself getting addicted to the course, anticipating the next assignment and critique every week. ”Lisa JonesDirector Of ControllingFICTION WRITING
“A fantastic crash course in the basics of TV writing.”
“A fantastic crash course in the basics of TV writing.”Michael DavisWriter/writing InstructorTV WRITING
“This is an intensive, extremely smart four-week master plan for creating the perfect nonfiction proposal.”
“This is an intensive, extremely smart four-week master plan for creating the perfect nonfiction proposal.”Tim HallWriterNONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL
“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 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
“I was able to look at humor writing from several different angles that I had not thought of previously.”
“I was able to look at humor writing from several different angles that I had not thought of previously.”Alexandra Hartley-LeonardActorHUMOR WRITING
“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
“Probably the smartest thing I have done with my spare time in many years.”
“Probably the smartest thing I have done with my spare time in many years.”Phil FrybergerFinancial ConsultantFICTION WRITING
“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
“The comments and compliments my instructor gave not only boosted my confidence as a writer, but as trivial as it may seem, also simply made me smile. I just loved this class.”
“The comments and compliments my instructor gave not only boosted my confidence as a writer, but as trivial as it may seem, also simply made me smile. I just loved this class.”Kimberly MaloneyCollege Student CREATIVE WRITING 101
“I'm writing! That's what I wanted most, and that’s what I got.”
“I'm writing! That's what I wanted most, and that’s what I got.”Toi MootyWriterFICTION WRITING
“Through this course, I was able to better structure, outline, and simplify my memos and documents.”
“Through this course, I was able to better structure, outline, and simplify my memos and documents.”Karen RussellAdvertisingBUSINESS WRITING
“This is probably the most productive, well-organized class I've ever taken. My intimidations quickly vanished and I really learned.”
“This is probably the most productive, well-organized class I've ever taken. My intimidations quickly vanished and I really learned.”Kimberly Haynes-PetersonAdvertisingCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“I think it was a blast. I got an avalanche of material I could utilize for a long period of time, and loved the convenience of not having to go anywhere to do it. I lead a busy life and found it to be a fabulous asset to sit down at any time and read or critique or go over a lesson.”
“I think it was a blast. I got an avalanche of material I could utilize for a long period of time, and loved the convenience of not having to go anywhere to do it. I lead a busy life and found it to be a fabulous asset to sit down at any time and read or critique or go over a lesson.”Marcus ColelliHouse Painter/Stand-Up ComicFICTION WRITING
“I thought everything about the course was great! The instructor, classmates, the tech support team, and I love how we are sent e-mail about anything that happens within our class.”
“I thought everything about the course was great! The instructor, classmates, the tech support team, and I love how we are sent e-mail about anything that happens within our class.”Holly JablonowskiHabitation SpecialistSCREENWRITING
“I loved the flexibly this course offered for people with odd schedules. ”
“I loved the flexibly this course offered for people with odd schedules. ”Codi VinesPilotCREATIVE WRITING 101
“We had an instructor who was interesting, but also interested herself -- in the students and their writing. ”
“We had an instructor who was interesting, but also interested herself -- in the students and their writing. ”Lucas DedrickRegistered NurseFICTION 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
“I've taken a few other online writing classes, and this one stands out as the best by far. This course was worth every penny. Bravo!”
“I've taken a few other online writing classes, and this one stands out as the best by far. This course was worth every penny. Bravo!”Laura CurvinWeb EditorSCREENWRITING
“Science Fiction Writing I provided a wonderful step-by-step guide to the basics of writing compelling science fiction, covering everything from inventing a story line to plot and character development to the essentials of world-building. The class also propelled me into a community of writers, who bonded together in a supportive environment.”
“Science Fiction Writing I provided a wonderful step-by-step guide to the basics of writing compelling science fiction, covering everything from inventing a story line to plot and character development to the essentials of world-building. The class also propelled me into a community of writers, who bonded together in a supportive environment.”Laurie PineCommunications SpecialistSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
“A very thorough course on how to write great feature articles, covering not just the writing and content, but how to approach an editor as well.”
“A very thorough course on how to write great feature articles, covering not just the writing and content, but how to approach an editor as well.”Traci BrowneFreelance WriterARTICLE WRITING
“I learned several specifics about writing a novel, such as story drivers and presenting character attitude when writing description. I also feel far more confident on how to approach the writing of a novel—what essential elements I need to map out before getting to work on writing it.”
“I learned several specifics about writing a novel, such as story drivers and presenting character attitude when writing description. I also feel far more confident on how to approach the writing of a novel—what essential elements I need to map out before getting to work on writing it.”James HornbeckRetiredNOVEL WRITING
“I learned what it takes to develop a believable romance novel.”
“I learned what it takes to develop a believable romance novel.”Kathy NeffStore ClerkROMANCE WRITING
“I learned the real dirt on travel writing, such as the myths and inside information you don't see in general travel writing books. Travel writing books I've gotten at the library tend to blue-sky the occupation, and it was gratifying to know the reality behind this profession.”
“I learned the real dirt on travel writing, such as the myths and inside information you don't see in general travel writing books. Travel writing books I've gotten at the library tend to blue-sky the occupation, and it was gratifying to know the reality behind this profession.”Gail OverstreetInstructional DesignerTRAVEL WRITING
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