Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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This is the first class you want to take if you have a serious interest in writing creative nonfiction.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Mimi Gupta
engineer/blogger
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Great overview of various types of creative nonfiction from a seasoned professional.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Alynn Beyder
product marketing manager
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Great introduction to the different styles of nonfiction.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Lynn Fletcher
sommelier
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A great overview of nonfiction writing genres and a chance to try your hand at all of them and see what you might like to delve deeper into.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Celeste Gventer
consultant
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I really prefer the online format. It requires you to to be more thoughtful and articulate about what you are trying to say—especially when reviewing other classmates' work.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Virginia Glenn
marketing consultant
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I learned writing techniques, how to more objectively view my own work, to be persistent in rewriting, to avoid generalizing, the importance of good description...the list goes on and on.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Gerald Hale
student
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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!
Creative Nonfiction 101
Marvin Wilson
student
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It was a great course. I learned a lot about myself as a writer, and I felt my work tighten up noticeably. I was able to focus on writing and not fear it.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Stacey E Scott
investment banking
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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.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Jill Saigusa
homemaker/teacher
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This course and the instructor gave me the push and the skills that I needed to work toward completing my first book.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Dorothy Sims
public relations director
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This is probably the most productive, well-organized class I've ever taken. My intimidations quickly vanished and I really learned.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Kimberly Haynes-Peterson
advertising
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The instructor took me in new directions with her unexpected candor, high expectations, and thorough preparations.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Kathleen Watt
graphic arts
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The instructor was the first writing instructor I ever had that actually gave constructive criticism. After every one of her comments I felt that I had been given a little gift.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Erin Foster
student
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I enjoyed all seven hours and the class has really got me excited about enrolling in the ten week course. It was a great experience.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Michael Sabatino
student
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The Web site is a marvel. It works seamlessly.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Earl Pye
chemistry professor
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The instructor created a nurturing and caring environment where it felt safe to open up.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Deidre Johnson-Cane
physical therapist
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This course expanded my knowledge of all the different types of nonfiction writing, also giving me many useful insider tips.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Lisa Caputo
student
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I learned how to write with clarity and continuity and with a reader in mind. I learned that writing is a continual learning process, constantly evolving as we develop ideas and master techniques.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Marcy Roberts
customer service manager
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I found the online format to be quite valuable as it allowed me to participate when I really didn't have the time. By freeing me from scheduled participation, I could stay current with the lectures and work at odd hours.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Howard Greenhalgh
chief, records management
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Thanks for an amazing online class. It was by far the best writing class that I’ve ever taken and right up there among the best classes of any kind I’ve ever taken as well.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Liz Duffy
foundation executive
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