Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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Gotham Writers’ Workshop gave me a reason to write, the jump start I needed. It helped me overcome the insecurities about my writing that had kept me silent for years.
Fiction Writing
Andrew Oliver
manager, client accounting
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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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As a former teacher, I thought I knew how to read critically—but I learned that I had more to learn! The lectures were excellent and the assignments helpful and on the mark.
Fiction Writing
Karen Albrethsen
student
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I loved the experience of taking this class. For someone who wants to write but lacks confidence, this is a wonderful vehicle. The fact that I have already signed up for Fiction II and this is only Week 9 speaks for itself.
Fiction Writing
Carllie B. Fox
retail sales
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Fiction Writing II took my writing skill set to the next level. Whereas Fiction Writing I covered generalities, Fiction Writing II probed deeper, giving more detail and insight into the art of writing. I have benefited tremendously since October, when I enrolled in your writing program.
Fiction Writing
Gene Venditti
graphic designer
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A great way to do it when time is difficult to schedule. Also the anonymity is less embarrassing than parading my first fiction efforts face-to-face.
Fiction Writing
Bryan Marshall
scientist and teacher
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I like that the online class setup allows me the freedom to pursue the lessons and homework when I want (and doesn't require me to commit a certain night a week).
Fiction Writing
Sarah Burgundy
catalog manager
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I learned that I did have something to say—that the simplest bit of information could be turned into a story.
Fiction Writing
Judy Freni
business manager
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It was creativity boot camp! All the homework and in-class writing assignments were extremely helpful. I have a portfolio now and material to use for different projects.
Fiction Writing
Sarah Maxwell
financial services
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Unlike many college writing courses, this class gave concrete technique and structure to look at and work toward. It was great to have instincts put into words.
Fiction Writing
Heidi Hansen-Young
graduate student
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This course was very comprehensive and fun. A whole new world has opened up for me as a result of this class. Not only have I learned about writing fiction, I have also gained considerable insight on reading fiction. What's really been a gift is that I am now a much more conscientious observer of LIFE.
Fiction Writing
Richard Devine
independent computer consultant
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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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It was great taking this course online. I am now writing short stories. This is something that I have always wanted to do. Without the course, I am not sure when I would have done it. Taking the course online made it possible.
Fiction Writing
Eugene Lowe
lobbyist
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The best teaching technique I have encountered since I came to America.
Fiction Writing
Ekaterina Svetova
graphic designer
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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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I learned the power of starting. The schedule of submissions made me start, and wow—I finished two short stories in ten weeks.
Fiction Writing
Suzanne O'Donnell
actor
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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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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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Many say that New York City is the center of the publishing world. Gotham enabled me to tap into the nutrients concentrated there, despite being thousands of miles away on the west coast. It connected me with like-minded people around the country and beyond. And I was stunned by the caliber of instruction.
Fiction Writing
Stephen Kane
writer & software consultant
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The class was structured very well for someone who was intimidated by sharing their work. The environment was warm and safe, which made the workshop process relatively painless.
Fiction Writing
Jenny Spaulding
graphic designer
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