Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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I am a professional writer by trade, but I learned so such about character development, the elements and structure of writing memoir, and the more nuanced, subtle ingredients of story writing.
Memoir Writing
Janet Davenport
communications VP
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I found the level of intelligence displayed by my classmates to be exceptional and working with them very stimulating. The big surprise to me was how strongly we bonded as a group.
Memoir Writing
Alexandra Baltarzuk
film sound engineer
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The instructor gave a complete and thorough class that hit upon the entire process of memoir writing. With almost every point she had an example that clearly illustrated the topic. The writing exercises were perfect and helped communicate the points even more.
Memoir Writing
Britta Larsen
advertising
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She is one of the kindest, most supportive instructors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her knowledge of craft coupled with her passion for helping people create stories made for an excellent class.
Memoir Writing
Claire Tomasi
cartoonist
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This is the best online course I have ever done. The way Gotham puts the lessons together and, more importantly, the weekly exercises and Booth projects, with comments not only from the teacher but also the class, is one of the most effective forms of learning one can experience.
Memoir Writing
Kashonia Carnegie
philosopher
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Taking classes at Gotham is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Memoir Writing
Warren Shaw
lawyer/historian
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A fantastic way to start writing! I wrote 20 pages of a memoir that I've been thinking about writing for some time. The feedback from the instructor and peers convinced me that I have a story worth telling, and I took away excellent ideas to improve my writing.
Memoir Writing
Kristine McCarthy
English teacher
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This course was a game-changer in the beginning of this life chapter for me as a writer.
Memoir Writing
Wendy Timmons
producer
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Our class participants had a wide range of writing experience, and personalities, and the teacher was effective at engaging every single person during each class.
Memoir Writing
Kathryn Foreman
marketing director
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Memoir Writing was there for me at the right time during my creative journey. I was floating a bit, not sure of the structure and process, and this class equipped me with the right tools and provided a sense of direction.
Memoir Writing
Christie Munson
grant writer
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The course changed my view of writing and living.
Memoir Writing
Xingchen (Adrian) Liu
graduate student
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I’ve taken many writing workshops since the age of 20, and this was the best I ever participated in.
Memoir Writing
Erin Dow
public interest lawyer
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Writer's block ends during class!
Memoir Writing
Elizabeth Mauran
company president
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A great way to begin to put together the memoir you always wanted to write.
Memoir Writing
Stephen Conn
cartoonist/writer
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This class was a wonderful mix of lecture, assignments, exchanges, and critiques. I've learned so much. My technique has improved, and I will continue to refer to the lectures as I write my memoir.
Memoir Writing
Deborah Lehman
freelance journalist
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If anyone has any reservations about taking an online writing class, they can be assured that this will be a wonderful experience, full of lessons, critique and feedback from a knowledgeable instructor, as well as from the other students.
Memoir Writing
Jill Strada
radio station program director
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A full house of all the things a writer needs to be a better writer.
Memoir Writing
Darrin Pruitt
public health preparedness
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The instructor was better than my college professors. He really cared about my writing and made suggestions to improve the content and flow of all my submissions. He was very inspiring and motivatingr!
Memoir Writing
Patricia Minichiello
communications Leader
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All that you need to become a better memoir writer is the desire. This course will give you everything else.
Memoir Writing
William Dameron
IT director
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Very informative and useful for all memoir writers.
Memoir Writing
Chak Koonapareddy
filmmaker
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