Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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Every class was something new. I was never bored.
Fiction Writing
Shirley Thomas
administrative coordinator
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[The instructor] was informative and educational, yet fostered an atmosphere in the class that lead to creativity, open dialogue, and laughter.
Fiction Writing
Louis Bruno
Attorney
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If you want to write and receive interesting new approaches to writing, go! I learned more in the first two weeks than I did in all of college, and that cost $8,000 a semester!
Fiction Writing
Gwendolyn Armitage
student
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It's a great way to improve your pieces, experiment with style, and determine what readers enjoy.
Fiction Writing
Isobel Scott
editorial assistant
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Try to imagine the Lord of the Rings trilogy without Gandalf. That's what my life was like before I met my instructor. I would say three words to anyone considering a Gotham course: Do it now!
Fiction Writing
Rois Beal
housewife
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If you want to feel encouraged to write, put yourself out there and sign up for a Gotham class.
Fiction Writing
Colleen Dougherty Bronstein
artist/metalsmith
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It's awe-inspiring how much we can grow when we're surrounded by other writers and avid readers who lift each other up with encouragement and constructive critism.
Fiction Writing
Isabelle Felix
psychology research assistant
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That I was able to choose from the faculty someone relevant to my work—and who proved himself to be exceedingly capable as an instructor—was a ringing endorsement for Gotham Writers.
Fiction Writing
Michael Connors
Nonprofit CEO
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The teacher has inspired to me to such an extent that I feel like I can actually complete my novel now.
Fiction Writing
Linda Johnson
high school English teacher
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This course was exactly what I needed. Now I feel so inspired and motivated to keep writing, hopefully to the point where I'll eventually complete my first book. The instructor's down-to-earth, informative, and very encouraging style of teaching made all the difference. Was well worth it. Can't wait to do it again!
Fiction Writing
Franca DiMaso
sales coordinator
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Supportive and incredibly instructive, with enough backup material for a year of study.
Fiction Writing
Gary Boyd
nuclear engineer
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I came out of the class with a short story that, after a few revisions, I will feel confident in submitting to a publication.
Fiction Writing
Mitch Herzog
attorney
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The most fun three hours of my week, every week. In just a couple of months, I learned an incredible amount about the craft of fiction, and laughed heartily while doing it.
Fiction Writing
Dodd Ellsworth
software developer
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The class truly helped me unlock an imaginative part of myself that I didn't know was there, as well as dismantle some fears and reservations about creative writing.
Fiction Writing
Kelly Griego
marketing professional
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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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You are introduced to the basic tenents of fiction writing, but are allowed to attack them one at a time so that you aren't overwhelmed and can just let your ideas flow.
Fiction Writing
Jennifer Feuerbach
freelance writer
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The teaching is some of the very best I have ever experienced. Far superior to much of what was given to me in graduate school or seminary. The teacher is gifted, gracious, patient, perceptive, and makes the craft accessible and doable.
Fiction Writing
Thomas Farrington
writer
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I was wary of signing up blindly to something on the Internet, but this is a real class that was far better than most I took in college and grad school. It was the creative writing class I always wanted to take but was too scared to show up for in person!
Fiction Writing
Lisa Bloom
broadcast journalist
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Heady, exciting, and extremely beneficial. Our classes always had a perfect balance of critique, praise, and instruction.
Fiction Writing
Chad Brinkman
guest teaching artist, NYU
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The teacher is extremely smart and insightful and has given me terrific help with my writing.
Fiction Writing
Frances Howard-Snyder
philosophy professor
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