Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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The instructor is a master of her craft. Her understanding and insightfulness, combined with her vast knowledge, made this the most enjoyable writing class I have ever taken.
Fiction Writing
Thomas Rogers
sales trainer
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I have been thinking about writing for several years but could never seem to get off the mark and do anything about it. This course got me in gear and made me write.
Fiction Writing
Hayden Dent
attorney
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I love the online experience, and each class has been better than the last. I like the freedom of an online class, and as I have taken progressively more advanced classes, I have discovered the class interaction has also increased and been very good indeed.
Fiction Writing
Victoria Butler
writer/editor
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This has definitely been a positive way to work. The deferred-time aspect provides the flexibility necessary for an international group. How else could people stretched across some twenty time zones from Ohio to New Zealand via Europe and Israel work together?
Fiction Writing
Tim Bowler
journalist and translator
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I really learned the basics—plot, character development, voice, tone…. Everything that was promised was delivered.
Fiction Writing
Elese Sullivan
freelance business writer
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The one-day intensive workshop was excellent. It allowed me to test the waters, and then I registered for the 10-week session.
Fiction Writing
Tsahi Alexander
travel coordinator
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I've found a writing community that I can take with me anywhere I can take my computer. I don't have to go out late at night on scary college campuses, decide what to wear, drive home on freeways at night—the list is endless, so I'll end it there. But there's more.
Fiction Writing
Julie West Staheli
student
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Writing was something I always thought was an unreachable talent. Now I've learned to do it, not dream about it.
Fiction Writing
Elizabeth Connaughton
art director
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The instructor created an atmosphere so dynamic. Each student opened the door to his or her writing potential.
Fiction Writing
Sheldon Rifkin
retired
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I am just getting back into writing after being away from it for 25 years. The course helped to refresh my memory and to pinpoint the weak and strong areas in my writing.
Fiction Writing
Mary Jones
CFO
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If this instructor had been my professor in college, I probably would have chosen writing as a career.
Fiction Writing
Muriel Haber
president & CEO, management real estate co.
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I felt like I was back in the third grade with my favorite teacher, who never judged...only nurtured, supported, and gave me the wings to fly.
Fiction Writing
Allyson Slater
journalist
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This course covered everything a new writer has to know, and even experienced writers can benefit by a refresher. From character development, plot, and setting all the way to style and voice, it was covered well with nothing left unturned!
Fiction Writing
Susan McKie
business owner
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I started a year or so ago with no experience in writing, and I have come to a point where I have an overall grasp of the craft. Now I just need to write, write, and write. I have a level of confidence that I didn't have before.
Fiction Writing
Paul Andreini
physician
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Bravo! This class reminded me that I can be, want to be, and kinda am a writer!
Fiction Writing
Colleen Kenny
managing editor
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I think it was a blast. I got an avalanche of material I could utilize for a long period of time, and loved the convenience of not having to go anywhere to do it. I lead a busy life and found it to be a fabulous asset to sit down at any time and read or critique or go over a lesson.
Fiction Writing
Marcus Colelli
house painter/stand-up comic
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It would be hard to list in a few words all I have learned from this course. I learned from every lecture and found them interesting, absorbing, and challenging.
Fiction Writing
Peggy Housholder
student
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This class was wonderful. I learned techniques for writing fiction that I never knew existed.
Fiction Writing
Donna Carpenter
publishing
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Excellent course. No regrets. It was the springboard I was looking for. I rediscovered my desire to write.
Fiction Writing
Judith Rubin
sales
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This course has been the greatest resource I've found for furthering my writing education. There are so many elements to study that I intend to take the class again.
Fiction Writing
Allyson Finkel
student
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