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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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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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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This is a terrific opportunity to get in there and write in a supportive, engaging, constructive environment.
Memoir Writing
Margaret Morth
freelance copy editor
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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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The day was a wonderful introduction to writing a memoir with topics covered thoroughly and interspersed with excellent exercises.
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Pamela Markham
visual artist
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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 soul searching, cathartic, life changing, validating experience that was way more than just a writing course.
Memoir Writing
Chantal Hewitt
nanny
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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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I learned the nuts and bolts of memoir. Specifically, I got connected to the process of writing, and the course took it out of the theoretical and made it real for me.
Memoir Writing
Drew Hastings
performing artist/writer
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Writer's block ends during class!
Memoir Writing
Elizabeth Mauran
company president
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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 course helped to re-ignite my passion for my book. I'm excited enough to register early for Memoir II.
Memoir Writing
Tracey Hughes
public relations
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Magical! Beyond expectations. I wished it wouldn’t end.
Memoir Writing
Sarina Prabasi
nonprofit CEO
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A great introduction to the idea of memoir.
Memoir Writing
Erich Ball
united nations officer
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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 very engaging experience where you learn nuances about writing that you didn't know existed. The science behind the art is something as an outsider we don't see.
Memoir Writing
Michael Keogh
currency trader
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A really interesting way to get at your own personal history.
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Joanna Patton
ad agency owner, retired
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At the end of class, I left with a head chock-full of ideas that I couldn't wait to use once I got home!
Memoir Writing
Dawn Campbell
teacher
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This is by far the best writing course that I have ever taken.
Memoir Writing
Linda Gask
doctor
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