Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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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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Thanks for this course. I no longer fear an empty page, I attack it.
Fiction Writing
Daniel Kahn
janitor
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A great way to do it when time is difficult to schedule. Also the anonymity is less embarrassing than parading my first fiction efforts face-to-face.
Fiction Writing
Bryan Marshall
scientist and teacher
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I equate this class to learning to read music after I've learned to play a few chords. It brought some meaning and clear understanding of some things I was already doing in my writing, and helped me understand how to evolve those fundamentals further.
Fiction Writing
John Doherty
copywriter
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The instructor created an atmosphere so dynamic. Each student opened the door to his or her writing potential.
Fiction Writing
Sheldon Rifkin
retired
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I live in Hong Kong, and I found it fabulously easy to participate in my own time zone and not feel any different.
Fiction Writing
Jennifer Chen
domestic engineer
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This class was wonderful. I learned techniques for writing fiction that I never knew existed.
Fiction Writing
Donna Carpenter
publishing
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I have read several books about the writer's craft, but the excellence of the lectures written by the instructor for this course stood out for me: She somehow found fresh angles, used particularly apt examples, and provided trenchant advice for writing and revision.
Fiction Writing
Angela Hahn
veterinarian
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This course was very comprehensive and fun. A whole new world has opened up for me as a result of this class. Not only have I learned about writing fiction, I have also gained considerable insight on reading fiction. What's really been a gift is that I am now a much more conscientious observer of LIFE.
Fiction Writing
Richard Devine
independent computer consultant
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I live in a small town. We don't have the benefits of a metropolitan talent pool. The online class gave me the chance to take a class from a school in New York right from my kitchen table.
Fiction Writing
Leslie Colvin
writer
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I am just getting back into writing after being away from it for 25 years. The course helped to refresh my memory and to pinpoint the weak and strong areas in my writing.
Fiction Writing
Mary Jones
CFO
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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 learned a lot about how to approach writing. It was analogous to a drawing course I had taken once—everyone can fiddle around, but if someone shows you a different way of looking at things or approaching things, your quality and depth improves.
Fiction Writing
Kyla Terhune
medical student
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This course has given me the boost of self-confidence that I desperately needed.
Fiction Writing
Joni Shavlik
personal trainer/aerobic instructor
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Gotham Writers’ Workshop gave me a reason to write, the jump start I needed. It helped me overcome the insecurities about my writing that had kept me silent for years.
Fiction Writing
Andrew Oliver
manager, client accounting
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The instructor is a master of her craft. Her understanding and insightfulness, combined with her vast knowledge, made this the most enjoyable writing class I have ever taken.
Fiction Writing
Thomas Rogers
sales trainer
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The class was truly inspiring. I spent most of the week thinking about our next writing assignment—the class was the high point of my week.
Fiction Writing
Leah Frankel
computer programmer/analyst
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As a former teacher, I thought I knew how to read critically—but I learned that I had more to learn! The lectures were excellent and the assignments helpful and on the mark.
Fiction Writing
Karen Albrethsen
student
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This is my third Gotham Writers’ Workshop class. I never wrote a short story before the first. Now I’m hooked and can feel myself improving.
Fiction Writing
Colleen Murphy
marketing communications
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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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