Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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Inspiring. Encouraging. Affirming. Well worth the time, effort, and tuition.
Memoir Writing
Melanie Brake
stay at home mother
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This course made me believe that I had a story to tell and that I could craft one that would resonate.
Memoir Writing
William Dameron
director of it
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A great introduction to the idea of memoir.
Memoir Writing
Erich Ball
united nations officer
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A fantastic journey into yourself.
Memoir Writing
Jennifer French
retired
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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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I look at my creative writing after just 10 weeks and am amazed at what I can do and how proud I feel about my writing.
Memoir Writing
John Furth
management consultant
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If the memories inside your head are as cluttered and chaotic as all those photos you still haven't put into albums, this course is a good way to start imposing some structure on them.
Memoir Writing
Suzanne La Muniere
IT purchasing coordinator
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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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Very informative and useful for all memoir writers.
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Chak Koonapareddy
filmmaker
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A great opportunity to learn memoir writing, using many examples from famous memoirs, supported by the detailed structure and focus needed to convey a compelling life story.
Memoir Writing
Lizzie Belden
project manager
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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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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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This course is about taking the interesting events in your life and crafting them into literary works, about molding the real things that happened to you to fit the same literary rules you would for a novel.
Memoir Writing
Tess Hall
graduate student
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The day was a wonderful introduction to writing a memoir with topics covered thoroughly and interspersed with excellent exercises.
Memoir Writing
Pamela Markham
visual artist
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This class will give you the kick you need to get your book completed.
Memoir Writing
William Dameron
IT director
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What I liked most was how "real" the class and the instructor were--no cyberspace feeling. Communication was responsive, there was lots of interaction between instructor and students. I thought the whole thing was great.
Memoir Writing
Susan Jordan
attorney at law
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The class gives you the tools to help you write your memoir and shines a light on the intense and somewhat overwhelming process that you'll undertake in getting yourself there.
Memoir Writing
Jessica Fiorillo
brand strategist
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I was apprehensive at first about taking an online class since I am not a computer expert, and also because I wondered about a class with no face-to-face interaction. However, taking this class on the computer was so simple, I never felt intimidated. I also felt like I came to know both the instructor and the other students through their comments and class discussion.
Memoir Writing
Julia Gentile
retired attorney
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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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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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