Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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You might feel weird about an online class, in the sense that you may not get the same benefits as being in a classroom, BUT you get so much. Printable lectures, feedback, teacher accessibility and even a weekly lounge for touching base and meeting the others.
Children’s Book Writing
Suzanne Cerreta
actress
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I was completely in awe of how the teacher skillfully worked with each of our writing pieces.
Children’s Book Writing
Joy Marcus
elementary school teacher
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This was an immensely knowledgeable teacher. She is compassionate and informative, which are two instrumental qualities for someone who educates adults on writing. She held and delivered amazing insight on the industry.
Children’s Book Writing
Riakeem Kelley
assistant program specialist
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I felt I stepped into a magical world inhabited by inspiring characters, ideas, writers and a very well-versed and supportive instructor.
Children’s Book Writing
Ioana Cristina Serban
ESL teacher
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This course helped me sculpt and polish my work so that others might enjoy it, in print. Wish me luck!
Children’s Book Writing
Kathy Nieber-Lathrop
retired school counselor
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This class taught me so much about the craft of writing children's books. It grew my love of books even more!
Children’s Book Writing
Maria Hanley
early childhood dance educator
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I rode the train home scribbling ideas in a notebook. The next morning I got up and wrote another chapter of an easy-reader book I'm experimenting with. As I wrote, I thought about all I'd learned in class about character development, believable dialogue, confict and resolution, and making the whole thing interesting to a youngster. I can't think of a better investment of my time than to spend a Saturday in this class!
Children’s Book Writing
Linda Post
corporate communications
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Best thing I've done for my writing career.
Children’s Book Writing
Jen Hill
illustrator
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I entered this course having no idea how to write a children's book, or what was involved with the process. This class gave me the knowledge I was looking for, and pointed me in the right direction.
Children’s Book Writing
Kelley Diekman
sales
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This course gives you an opportunity to relive your childhood and use your imagination to its fullest capacity.
Children’s Book Writing
Ramon Taylor
television producer
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I have taken many writing courses over the past few years, but this is the first that has ever inspired me to write every single day. This course helped me to stretch my writing muscles beyond anywhere they'd ever been before.
Children’s Book Writing
Lisa Benwitz
owner, court reporting firm
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This class gives you the tools, confidence and opportunity to kick off your children's book project.
Children’s Book Writing
Meg Wheeler
international tax accountant
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An excellent course to take if you want an overview of the field.
Children’s Book Writing
Rochelle Leal
teacher
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The best part was how the instructor brought it to life. He provided a safe environment to stretch and try things. His encouragement, constructive criticism and suggestions provided the basis for a complete and fun learning experience.
Children’s Book Writing
Denise Flannery
strategic Consultant
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This course is for writers who want to be authors and realize that to do that they need to dedicate themselves to regularly writing, regular honest critiquing, and continuous learning about their writing process.
Children’s Book Writing
Wendy LeBolt
exercise physiologist
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A great way to amp up your writing. The time I spent online in my Gotham class was the greatest "me" time I've had in years--and my writing has improved exponentially!
Children’s Book Writing
Katherine Mills-Hernandez
teacher
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A wonderful introduction to the art of writing children's books.
Children’s Book Writing
Virginia Dunphy
elementary teacher
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The course introduced the skill of writing for children in a very comprehensible and exciting way. Almost a must if you're serious about children's writing.
Children’s Book Writing
John Dahlgren
psychologist
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I would definitely recommend Gotham as a way to start a writing journey, recommit yourself to writing, or to simply let your creative juices flow and imagination fly.
Children’s Book Writing
Samantha Lizzio
editorial assistant
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A fun and intriguing introductory course to children's writing that forces you to realize the amount of creativity and hard work that was poured into some of your favorite childhood stories.
Children’s Book Writing
Kera Morgan
public relations executive
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