Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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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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Taking an online class was absolutely perfect for me. Fitting a student's life into family routine isn't always easy, but through the wonders of the Internet, I could log on whenever I had time. Contrary to my first belief, an online course can be a highly personal experience.
Fiction Writing
Grete Kempton
student
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I feel ignited by what I now know, and more hopeful that I will continue to write and learn.
Fiction Writing
Helen Merino
dog handler
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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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A fantastic introductory course on writing fiction.
Fiction Writing
Celia Anderson
respiratory therapist
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The course was like a mouthwatering piece of chocolate cake, each bite better than the last and when it's all gone, you cant help but miss it.
Fiction Writing
Noverlee Howell
college counselor
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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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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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We had an instructor who was interesting, but also interested herself -- in the students and their writing.
Fiction Writing
Lucas Dedrick
registered nurse
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I feel my writing skills have improved ten-fold and I am now armed with the knowledge I need to continue working on my craft.
Fiction Writing
Jennifer Wyman
marketing
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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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A great gateway to begin my writing journey.
Fiction Writing
Andrew King
photographer/videographer
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An inspirational experience, mind-expanding and unique.
Fiction Writing
Lori Cohen
attorney
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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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This class helped me to fall in love with writing. Before this class I had no experience with fiction writing and now I feel like I have a good set of skills to start writing on my own.
Fiction Writing
Atava Garcia Swiecicki
teacher
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The most practical and useful writing class I've ever taken, and that from someone who never liked school.
Fiction Writing
Andrew Glasser
tax accountant
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This course is invaluable. It really makes you sit down every day and write something, even if it's a phrase.
Fiction Writing
Paul Perroni
comedian
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Take this class to learn the basics of writing. There are so many aspects to writing, some that I had never thought of. Extremely helpful!
Fiction Writing
Randi Millman-Brown
visual resources curator
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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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Even my editor, a former senior editor at Oxford University Press was taken aback by my satisfaction with the course. So, she's looking into herself.
Fiction Writing
Mia Hankins
writer
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