Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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A writing course with Gotham is the best gift I could have bought for myself.
Fiction Writing
Mandakini Arora
historian
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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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A fantastic learning experience. I've never had so many sharp minds helping me discover my writing style, improve my craft, while having a fun time every Tuesday evening.
Fiction Writing
George Thacker
chief marketing officer
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I cannot believe how much taking this course has improved my writing. When I look back and compare the things I wrote previously with what I am writing now, the difference is striking.
Fiction Writing
Carole Ann Moleti
nurse/midwife
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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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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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An excellent way to fall in love with writing again.
Fiction Writing
Chloe Sehr
freelance writer
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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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It is intoxicating to sit in a room full of passionate, imaginative people, all of whom are giving their creativity free rein.
Fiction Writing
Aileen Ruiz
City of New York, staff analyst
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This is an extremely important foundational course to put you on the right track.
Fiction Writing
Mirette Bahgat
humanitarian worker
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I have already related to others my great experience in this course. It has been a real highlight of my year.
Fiction Writing
Kirk Mitchell
high school counselor
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The recognition from your peers creates a brotherhood of words that makes you feel like you actually belong in this realm.
Fiction Writing
Anthony La Pira
office manager
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I was thrilled to "meet" my fellow classmates through the bio/introduction the very first week because it made me feel as if I was in an actual classroom.
Fiction Writing
Robin Nielsen
small business owner
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The teacher is amazing. My work with her has led to several publishing credits and a much greater understanding and mastery of the craft.
Fiction Writing
Randall Brown
English teacher
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I had finished my MFA in fiction writing and I wanted a way to continue writing in a serious atmosphere, both honest and generous. The Gotham class was fabulous. I was able to develop a character for a novel I had been working on, which is now due for publication in August.
Fiction Writing
Roxann King-Feuerman
writer
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This course made me a better writer, without a doubt.
Fiction Writing
Ari Loeb
circus performer
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I have always enjoyed writing, but I never had any focus. Now I feel like I am starting to find some direction.
Fiction Writing
Arnold Rothenberg
police officer
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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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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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This was a great leap into fiction for me.
Fiction Writing
David Riley
SVP business development
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