Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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If you want to feel encouraged to write, put yourself out there and sign up for a Gotham class.
Fiction Writing
Colleen Dougherty Bronstein
artist/metalsmith
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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 instructor] was informative and educational, yet fostered an atmosphere in the class that lead to creativity, open dialogue, and laughter.
Fiction Writing
Louis Bruno
Attorney
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As a must-take if one is at all interested in fiction writing.
Fiction Writing
Barry Gold
scientist & consultant
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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 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 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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This is, by far, the most exciting course I have ever taken!
Fiction Writing
Lucie Tanguay
marketing consultant
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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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A perfect teacher. He was witty, and genuine, and smart, and brought odd things to his lectures to delight and challenge, to expand our sense of the possible in fiction.
Fiction Writing
Rhonda Shary
adjunct professor of English
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Probably the smartest thing I have done with my spare time in many years.
Fiction Writing
Phil Fryberger
financial consultant
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I found myself able to let go. I did terrible in school when I was younger...a traditional classroom is the last place on Earth I belong. But I'm a totally different person in an online classroom. It was great for me. If high school had been online I would have graduated at the top of my class.
Fiction Writing
Rachel Crain
health spa manager
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The instructor made a difficult and scary experiment turn into a lifelong hobby.
Fiction Writing
Ken Shea
systems analyst
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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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I have taken three or four classes at Gotham and have found each instructor extremely well-qualified and a great person.
Fiction Writing
Jo (Ann) LoCicero
educator
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I learned skills that have given me a firm foundation to start realizing my dream of becoming a writer.
Fiction Writing
Erelin Emmert
housewife
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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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This course reignited my passion for fiction and writing. I was looking for a match, and this course lit my fuse.
Fiction Writing
Bill Willard
police dispatcher
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I felt like I was back in the third grade with my favorite teacher, who never judged...only nurtured, supported, and gave me the wings to fly.
Fiction Writing
Allyson Slater
journalist
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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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