“This course helped me sculpt and polish my work so that others might enjoy it, in print. Wish me luck!”
“This course helped me sculpt and polish my work so that others might enjoy it, in print. Wish me luck!”Kathy Nieber-LathropRetired School CounselorCHILDREN'S BOOK WRITING
“This is an almost perfect forum for a writing class. The logistics and design exceeded my expectations by a factor of thousands.”
“This is an almost perfect forum for a writing class. The logistics and design exceeded my expectations by a factor of thousands.”Adrienne BreslerSocial WorkerHUMOR WRITING
“Worth every minute of your time, and much, much, much more than what you paid for it.”
“Worth every minute of your time, and much, much, much more than what you paid for it.”Nicholas Fuller GooginsTeacherFICTION WRITING
“Writing a pilot is a daunting task--this class will chop it up into manageable chunks, taking it step by step.”
“Writing a pilot is a daunting task--this class will chop it up into manageable chunks, taking it step by step.”Chris FletcherComedian/actorTV WRITING
“One of the best decisions I've ever made. Improved my writing incredibly.”
“One of the best decisions I've ever made. Improved my writing incredibly.”Linda BurgessWaitress/BartenderFICTION WRITING
“I loved this class. For a very reasonable price, I got structure from an experienced professional, as well as support from my peers. I went from wanting to write, unable to even IMAGINE submitting my work, to seeing myself as a writer, and a pretty good one, ready to market myself with confidence.”
“I loved this class. For a very reasonable price, I got structure from an experienced professional, as well as support from my peers. I went from wanting to write, unable to even IMAGINE submitting my work, to seeing myself as a writer, and a pretty good one, ready to market myself with confidence.”Tulasi PayneWriterMEMOIR WRITING
“I learned how to think like a mystery writer.”
“I learned how to think like a mystery writer.”Fiona KirkJournalistMYSTERY WRITING
“I like the fact that the class covered every aspect of travel writing. The class for me was quite thought provoking and eye-opening.”
“I like the fact that the class covered every aspect of travel writing. The class for me was quite thought provoking and eye-opening.”Christina PouliopoulosStudentTRAVEL WRITING
“This course brought me to an entirely new level of writing and interpreting plays”
“This course brought me to an entirely new level of writing and interpreting plays”Kimberly KennaTeacherPLAYWRITING
“I loved the online experience. The convenience of being able to study in my own home, and connect with people thousands of miles away. I think it's better than an actual classroom. It allows a more flexible schedule—if you get interrupted, you can just stop and catch up later.…”
“I loved the online experience. The convenience of being able to study in my own home, and connect with people thousands of miles away. I think it's better than an actual classroom. It allows a more flexible schedule—if you get interrupted, you can just stop and catch up later.…”Brenda SorrelsStudentFICTION WRITING
“ I felt I stepped into a magical world inhabited by inspiring characters, ideas, writers and a very well-versed and supportive instructor. ”
“ I felt I stepped into a magical world inhabited by inspiring characters, ideas, writers and a very well-versed and supportive instructor. ”Ioana Cristina SerbanESL TeacherCHILDREN'S BOOK 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
“I learned a lot about how to approach writing. It was analogous to a drawing course I had taken once—everyone can fiddle around, but if someone shows you a different way of looking at things or approaching things, your quality and depth improves.”
“I learned a lot about how to approach writing. It was analogous to a drawing course I had taken once—everyone can fiddle around, but if someone shows you a different way of looking at things or approaching things, your quality and depth improves.”Kyla TerhuneMedical StudentFICTION WRITING
“Ever wanted to write a mystery novel? Start here.”
“Ever wanted to write a mystery novel? Start here.”Douglas DechowScience LibrarianMYSTERY WRITING
“The instructor cut to the heart of screenwriting. For the novice, he established clear parameters that will enable me to take my idea and write a better screenplay.”
“The instructor cut to the heart of screenwriting. For the novice, he established clear parameters that will enable me to take my idea and write a better screenplay.”Jeffrey FoxSales ManagementSCREENWRITING
“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
“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
“Quite simply, this has been a life-changing, life-enriching experience. No kidding. This is the best gift I've given myself in years.”
“Quite simply, this has been a life-changing, life-enriching experience. No kidding. This is the best gift I've given myself in years.”Brenda NesbittCreative DirectorFICTION WRITING
“Gotham really changed my mind about online classes. I'm now about to start my third Gotham class!”
“Gotham really changed my mind about online classes. I'm now about to start my third Gotham class!”Jason ShaffnerConsultantFICTION WRITING
“The course offers sound fundamental instruction for any poet, from the beginner to the poet seeking to refine his or her voice and skills.”
“The course offers sound fundamental instruction for any poet, from the beginner to the poet seeking to refine his or her voice and skills.”Renee DeHollArtistPOETRY WRITING
“Great lectures, with concise and clear tips on how to handle the major elements of the craft. The topics selected for the course were absolutely the right ones for a course of this level.”
“Great lectures, with concise and clear tips on how to handle the major elements of the craft. The topics selected for the course were absolutely the right ones for a course of this level.”Brad ReddersenStudentFICTION WRITING
“An inspirational experience, mind-expanding and unique.”
“An inspirational experience, mind-expanding and unique.”Lori CohenAttorneyFICTION WRITING
“The instructor was terrific. His examples and explanations were easy to understand and his lectures were outstanding.”
“The instructor was terrific. His examples and explanations were easy to understand and his lectures were outstanding.”Patricia MikulecComputer ConsultantSCRIPT ANALYSIS
“If you want to write romances, start here.”
“If you want to write romances, start here.”Alice GuntherRetiredROMANCE WRITING
“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
“The instructor was generous with her attention to each of us, and I felt she was personally responsible for some "ah-ha!" breakthroughs in improving a piece of writing (mine and others').”
“The instructor was generous with her attention to each of us, and I felt she was personally responsible for some "ah-ha!" breakthroughs in improving a piece of writing (mine and others').”Elizabeth DrewryRetiredFICTION WRITING
“A character-building series of sessions that make you more aware of people around you, as well as yourself.”
“A character-building series of sessions that make you more aware of people around you, as well as yourself.”Mindy JonesMedia ConsultantCHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
“I learned a great deal about the art of poetry.”
“I learned a great deal about the art of poetry.”Tom ConnorStudentPOETRY WRITING
“The class was a good grounding in the basics. It clarified and made writing stories much more approachable—a good springboard.”
“The class was a good grounding in the basics. It clarified and made writing stories much more approachable—a good springboard.”Debbie JenkinsonAnimatorSCREENWRITING
“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
“I became better acquainted with the different types of nonfiction writing, and I learned a great deal about my strengths and weaknesses. It has given me an excellent foundation on which to continue to improve my craft as a writer.”
“I became better acquainted with the different types of nonfiction writing, and I learned a great deal about my strengths and weaknesses. It has given me an excellent foundation on which to continue to improve my craft as a writer.”Patricia GarrisonPublic Relations ExecutiveCREATIVE NONFICTION 101
“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
“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
“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
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