Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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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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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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Interesting, eclectic, and thoughtful participants. And a top-notch teacher to boot.
Memoir Writing
Robyn Heisey
executive assistant
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When I finish a really good book, I usually am a bit depressed about not being able to hang out with the characters anymore. It takes me sometimes days to get over the loss. That’s how I’m feeling about Joselin Linder's class right now. I'm so sorry that it lasted ONLY ten weeks.
Memoir Writing
Lori Gaon
Self employed
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Very informative and useful for all memoir writers.
Memoir Writing
Chak Koonapareddy
filmmaker
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This course is like a journey into a forgotten world that you used to know.
Memoir Writing
Junis Sultan
student
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A really interesting way to get at your own personal history.
Memoir Writing
Joanna Patton
ad agency owner, retired
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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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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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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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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’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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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 explore your creativity, learn about the craft, and meet a whole bunch of very intersting people that you would probably never encounter in your daily life.
Memoir Writing
Shelley Nagar
attorney
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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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A great introduction to the idea of memoir.
Memoir Writing
Erich Ball
united nations officer
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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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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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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 have recommended Gotham to all my friends (and one cousin) who are interested in writing.
Memoir Writing
Brenda Coven
librarian
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