Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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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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A really fun, collaborative experience that encouraged stretching my boundaries as a writer and a reader.
Fiction Writing
Jonathan Powell
physician
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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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Fiction II is for anyone who wants to delve into the elements of fiction more deeply, and for those who are seeking a community of writers with which to share their work.
Fiction Writing
Dara Kell
editor
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I took Fiction I, then Fiction II twice. The Fiction Master Class brought what I learned during those courses together and gave the whys and hows of writing in detail.
Fiction Writing
Eugene Galassini
accountant
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An inspirational, once in a life time opportunity to overcome any fear and anxiety of your personal writing skills.
Fiction Writing
Timothy Kirkpatrick
HR director
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The teacher offered great critical feedback on my short story. He understood what I was trying to achieve and challenged me to develop it in ways that made it a much stronger piece.
Fiction Writing
Greg Rizzolo
psychotherapist
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I've taken writing courses in college, adult education classes and a couple of writing workshops. Fiction Writing I at Gotham has been by far the most rewarding.
Fiction Writing
John Daley
cable television advertising
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The most practical and effective online fiction writing course I've ever taken.
Fiction Writing
Gary Bishop
entrepreneur
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This course has changed my perspective on fiction.
Fiction Writing
Lauren Korrol
physician
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I feel as though my goals of being a professional writer are much more attainable now!
Fiction Writing
Caitlin Carroll
PR professional
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I didn't realize that an online course could be so effective. I developed genuine connections with my classmates and my teacher and learned a tremendous amount.
Fiction Writing
Joseph Moldover
clinical psychologist
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More than I expected, and worth every penny. I signed up for the course through Zoetrope.com, an online writing community, and expected to learn a bit about the basics of fiction. But with my instructor's guidance and steady encouragement, I have participated in online conversations with my classmates about the intricacies of plot, dialogue, characterization, conflicts, resolutions, and revising. I have written two short stories, as well as commented and reviewed scores more. I have learned not just the basics of fiction, but what it truly takes to cultivate that passion so that it comes alive for readers. And I have learned that none of this is easy, but attainable with lots of dedication, perseverance and faith. And that's priceless.
Fiction Writing
Jamie Stockwell
journalist
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If it weren't for online classes, I would still be picking up those Gotham course bulletins and not finding a time when I could take a live class. It's almost 4am now, and I am getting a lot of work done. PLUS, we had classmates in Tokyo, California, Israel, Ontario, Oregon, etc. Priceless mix of people.
Fiction Writing
Theresa Barry
editor
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It's all about discussing the craft and workshopping a piece that you want to see in stellar form.
Fiction Writing
Kimberly Kreines
creative writing tutor
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You learn a lot about fiction, the writing process...and yourself.
Fiction Writing
Tom Poldre
public relations executive
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In this course, you get an MFA quality instructor and a very talented peer cohort.
Fiction Writing
Greg Rizzolo
psychotherapist
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If you're looking for a place to connect with other writers, give Gotham a try.
Fiction Writing
Lisa Brandy
active duty military
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I would recommend Gotham to anyone that is interested in testing the proverbial waters of writing.
Fiction Writing
Chad Brinkman
adjunct faculty, NYU
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Our instructor was one of the most patient, thorough, and articulate teachers I've ever had.
Fiction Writing
Robert McGuill
writer
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