Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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Incredibly worth it.
Fiction Writing
Lisette Johnson
senior editor, nyt almanac
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A perfect teacher. He was witty, and genuine, and smart, and brought odd things to his lectures to delight and challenge, to expand our sense of the possible in fiction.
Fiction Writing
Rhonda Shary
adjunct professor of English
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This course taught me how to structure my inspired rambling into a coherent, potent piece of writing. I got a lot of information and great inspiration to continue some past projects and begin new ones.
Fiction Writing
Mark Hayes
actor/dancer
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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.
Creative Writing 101
Irish Baldwin
full-time mom
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The instructor was outstanding and presented the most incredible ideas to think about and play with.
Poetry Writing
Andrea Abbott
elementary teacher, grade 4
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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.
Fiction Writing
Joy Victory
health editor
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The instructor was a professional poet and a skilled teacher whose enthusiasm and experience made us each believe that we, too, have that of the poet in us.
Poetry Writing
Laura Jackson
organic farm educator
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It's fun, freeing, informative, creative, a place to honor the endeavor of your writing, as well as the writing of others.
Fiction Writing
Stephanie Urdang
writer/healer
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This class has been one of the highlights of my life.
Fiction Writing
Sheryl Jones
student
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Really effective at bumping up my own knowledge about the genre of Creative Nonfiction.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Andrea Johnston
reading/writing teacher
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A relaxed and fun refresher to writing.
Unbound: Teen Creative Writing
Isabelle Paris
student
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My instructor guided me in the direction I needed to go without trying to change my voice. I felt respected and cultivated.
Fiction Writing
Ruth Young
realtor
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More than I expected, and worth every penny. I signed up for the course through Zoetrope.com, an online writing community, and expected to learn a bit about the basics of fiction. But with my instructor's guidance and steady encouragement, I have participated in online conversations with my classmates about the intricacies of plot, dialogue, characterization, conflicts, resolutions, and revising. I have written two short stories, as well as commented and reviewed scores more. I have learned not just the basics of fiction, but what it truly takes to cultivate that passion so that it comes alive for readers. And I have learned that none of this is easy, but attainable with lots of dedication, perseverance and faith. And that's priceless.
Fiction Writing
Jamie Stockwell
journalist
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I would 100% recommend this course. About two classes in, I was already raving about it to two of my aspiring writer friends.
TV Writing
Illya Yanchuk
concierge
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A great course that will help you in all areas of your working environment.
Business Writing
Tracy Martin
public relations
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The positive feedback and critiquing are the perfect nourishment for a young writer's mind.
Unbound: Teen Creative Writing
Dylan Boyle
student
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This course is about taking the interesting events in your life and crafting them into literary works, about molding the real things that happened to you to fit the same literary rules you would for a novel.
Memoir Writing
Tess Hall
graduate student
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The course perfectly laid the groundwork for beginning your screenwriting process.
Screenwriting
John DEsposito
foreign rights coordinator
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If you're the least bit interested in writing articles, take this course.
Article Writing
Del-Mia Strickland
manicurist
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It's a great motivating tool when you have a screenplay in your head that you need to write. This class will pull that story out of you and put it on a page.
Screenwriting
Sarah Coker
advertising writer
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