Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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In a very short period, I developed a much better understanding of character development.
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Anurag Srivastava
software developer
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It opens your eyes to how to write great characters. And, oddly, it opens your eyes to the people around you.
Character
Polly Evelegh
advertising strategist
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This class shows you how to dive deep into the minds of your characters.
Character
Kimberly Hernandez
database and office manager
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I loved the concept of contrast-consistency. Now I think of my characters in a whole new way.
Character
Kati Eisenhuth
pediatrician
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The structure of the course actually freed me, freed my characters to take on a form and personality and voice of their own.
Character
Stephen Price
attorney
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This is the place to really understand what characterization is all about.
Character
Pamela Dini
researcher
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A character-building series of sessions that make you more aware of people around you, as well as yourself.
Character
Mindy Jones
media consultant
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Gotham lights a fire to keep me chasing my writing dreams.
Character
Brad Regier
animator
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It will change the way you understand yourself, the people around you, and the characters you create in your mind.
Character
Joanna Gillespie
creative consultant
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The in-depth presentation of building a character was beyond what I had expected. My characters are more detailed and round; no longer do they appear as flat as the page they are written on.
Character
Linda Gray
retired nurse
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A great way to learn pragmatic ways to create multi-dimensional and believable characters.
Character
Hillary Veldhuis
attorney
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The Character course is so substantive, well researched, and well written that it opens up your creative pores in such a way that what comes out of you in the exercises truly puzzles you.
Character
Nahid Toubia
student
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If you want to learn what makes a character exciting and interesting, take this course!
Character
George Pantazis
city planner
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The course was insightful in terms of how best to evaluate characters and make them come alive.
Character
Vincent Alati
writer
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A very in-depth, intellectually stimulating and mind-opening experience with a lot of good psychology lessons.
Character
Lori Cohen
attorney
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If you wonder how to get started creating characters or want to develop your skills further in this area, I would highly recommend this course.
Character
Connie McClung
HR and finance manager
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The assignments moved me closer to "hearing" a character when I write.
Character
Matt Hendryx
professor
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This course took me out of the aimless approach to character development and helped with structure. The structure actually freed me, freed my characters to take on a form and personality and voice of their own.
Character
Stephen Price
attorney
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This course helped me redefine my characters. They aren't just words on a page, but a breathing piece of the story.
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Ashley Zuck
asphalt estimator
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Great for developing wonderful, round and rich characters for any type of creative writing project.
Character
Anya Tatum
actor/SAHM
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