Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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The instructor was very personable and gave intellectually stimulating lectures. He is one of the most exceptionally talented instructors I have ever encountered and that includes my college experience.
Fiction Writing
Gaye McKenney
retailer
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The instructor pushed us to do more than we believed we could and gave us the benefit of both the breadth and the depth of her knowledge.
Fiction Writing
Anne Woods
attorney
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I shopped around quite a bit on the Web before signing up, and this class has exceeded my expectations and given me the impetus and confidence to keep writing. The site is very well organized and made the whole process enjoyable. I think Gotham has set the standard for what an online fiction writing class should be. I will be back for more!
Fiction Writing
David Krohne
editor
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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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My instructor guided me in the direction I needed to go without trying to change my voice. I felt respected and cultivated.
Fiction Writing
Ruth Young
realtor
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Every class was something new. I was never bored.
Fiction Writing
Shirley Thomas
administrative coordinator
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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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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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This class was what I needed to reacquaint myself with the nuts and bolts of writing fiction. I was spending too much time reading fiction and telling myself, "I could write something better."
Fiction Writing
Mimi Kerr
librarian
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I gained a very good grasp of the basics of writing fiction as well as a new perspective. Even before the course was half over, I found myself thinking about writing in a different way.
Fiction Writing
Anthony James
cell manufacturing leader
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An inspirational experience, mind-expanding and unique.
Fiction Writing
Lori Cohen
attorney
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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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It was a form of literary retreat for me. A spiritual oasis in a hectic lifestyle.
Fiction Writing
Oliver Doyle
college lecturer
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I came out of the class with a short story that, after a few revisions, I will feel confident in submitting to a publication.
Fiction Writing
Mitch Herzog
attorney
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The combination of writing exercises and group feedback gave me the direction I never experienced in any other writing class. This class and instructor inspired me to finally do what I’d dreamed about doing for years.
Fiction Writing
Gabriella Contestabile
training director
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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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I was able to connect with other writers like myself from across the country and as far away as Cyprus and Saudi Arabia.
Fiction Writing
Elizabeth Toole
attorney
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Heady, exciting, and extremely beneficial. Our classes always had a perfect balance of critique, praise, and instruction.
Fiction Writing
Chad Brinkman
guest teaching artist, NYU
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When I signed up I was full of nerves and wondered if I'd have the courage to follow through. By the end of the course I felt inspired and excited and couldn't wait to write more.
Fiction Writing
Marisa Gorst
ballet dancer
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You are introduced to the basic tenents of fiction writing, but are allowed to attack them one at a time so that you aren't overwhelmed and can just let your ideas flow.
Fiction Writing
Jennifer Feuerbach
freelance writer
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