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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The instructor created an atmosphere of trust and helped students grow as writers and thinkers.
Memoir Writing
Mary Ellen Murray
tutor
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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 a terrific opportunity to get in there and write in a supportive, engaging, constructive environment.
Memoir Writing
Maggie Morth
freelance copy editor
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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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The teacher was kind but thorough. She would ask why a character would say or do something, or point out that the dialogue was good, but there was too much of it, or a scene needed to be grounded so the reader would know where it was, what it looked like, etc. And she would ask "how did you feel about that?" I learned a tremendous amount from this.
Memoir Writing
Joanne Lupton
distinguished professor, emerita
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I am writing more now than I have in years and I look forward to taking another class soon.
Memoir Writing
Lisa Goris
production manager
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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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It introduced me to a wonderful group of friends and writers and became THE thing I looked forward to each week.
Memoir Writing
Rachel Curley
HR manager
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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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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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Interesting, eclectic, and thoughtful participants. And a top-notch teacher to boot.
Memoir Writing
Robyn Heisey
executive assistant
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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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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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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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Very informative and useful for all memoir writers.
Memoir Writing
Chak Koonapareddy
filmmaker
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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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Super powerful!
Memoir Writing
Muneera Zaidi
mental health counselor
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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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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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