Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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Very inspiring; I always started my homework on the bus, immediately after leaving class.
Fiction Writing
Victoria Porter
medical editor
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Thanks to Gotham Writers' Workshop I stopped talking and started writing.
Fiction Writing
Marjorie Borell
president
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The class was great. I write for a living, but this class really got me excited about my own work again. I found a group of people who speak my language…and we worked on learning more of that language together.
Fiction Writing
Annika Wood
television promotions writer/producer
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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 am 51 years old, and this is my first fiction writing course. It was great. It covered all the fundamentals, such as plot, setting, characterization, description, and dialogue, in a clear and comprehensive manner. I am already enrolled in the next Fiction Writing II class.
Fiction Writing
Gregg Carter
physicist/engineer
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I'll probably go back to them many times over the coming years.
Fiction Writing
Ranjan Das
vice president, software company
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I learned that I did have something to say—that the simplest bit of information could be turned into a story.
Fiction Writing
Judy Freni
business manager
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I love the online experience, and each class has been better than the last. I like the freedom of an online class, and as I have taken progressively more advanced classes, I have discovered the class interaction has also increased and been very good indeed.
Fiction Writing
Victoria Butler
writer/editor
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I started a year or so ago with no experience in writing, and I have come to a point where I have an overall grasp of the craft. Now I just need to write, write, and write. I have a level of confidence that I didn't have before.
Fiction Writing
Paul Andreini
physician
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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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The class was structured very well for someone who was intimidated by sharing their work. The environment was warm and safe, which made the workshop process relatively painless.
Fiction Writing
Jenny Spaulding
graphic designer
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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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I like that the online class setup allows me the freedom to pursue the lessons and homework when I want (and doesn't require me to commit a certain night a week).
Fiction Writing
Sarah Burgundy
catalog manager
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The course got me totally back on track as a writer. I feel like a creative artist again.
Fiction Writing
Lori White
writer/editor
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