Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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This course lifted me up, introduced me to some incredibly talented people, and gave me a forum to do what I love. It was an inspiration.
Fiction Writing
Joanna Pellecchia
financial industry
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The course gave me a wonderful overview of a variety of styles. I learned the difference between a memoir and a personal essay, between feature journalism and hard news, how to profile someone, and how to format news articles.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Helen Aki
student
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For the firs time, in a long time, I got back into the habit of writing. My only regret is not being able to take the actual classes in New York and have ongoing in person dialogue. But my geographical location and sliding Canadian dollar is no fault of the workshop - unless of course, the workshop is neck-deep in some international financial conspiracy aimed at yours truly. You guys don't seem like the types to do that though - but that almost gives you the perfect alibi.
Creative Writing 101
Joel Brown
chef
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This course got me completing up to 75 pages of new work for my book, as well as giving me clearer ideas about what to do with chapters that needed work.
Memoir Writing
Rania Zada
writer
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This class helped me to fall in love with writing. Before this class I had no experience with fiction writing and now I feel like I have a good set of skills to start writing on my own.
Fiction Writing
Atava Garcia Swiecicki
teacher
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The teacher was a guiding force of light and inspiration.
Playwriting
Kara Peters
drama teacher
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This class pushes you to just sit down and write, which is what you need during the first-draft stage.
Novel Writing
Mary Madigan
writer
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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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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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The course introduced the skill of writing for children in a very comprehensible and exciting way. Almost a must if you're serious about children's writing.
Children’s Book Writing
John Dahlgren
psychologist
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I have grown more in these 10 weeks with Gotham than in an entire year on my own.
Fiction Writing
Will Pharis
theater teacher
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While most online courses out there seem to be pretty ineffective, I was very surprised by the quality of the instructor and the amount of positive and realistic criticism I received in the course. Worth every penny.
Poetry Writing
Richard Cheatham
law case assistant
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Phrases I would use are "achievable deadlines for working people", "constructive critiques from an eagle-eyed instructor" and "bloody good course". Am I allowed to swear?
Fiction Writing
Rebecca Reader
English language teacher
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A down-to-earth class that will improve your written communication in any professional workspace. The laid-back language, pop culture references, and focus on the basics build a strong professional writing foundation that can be applied to limitless format: emails, memos, reports, etc.
Business Writing
Ivy Chamness
military officer
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Its a great class to get you started developing your first story and script!
Writing Scripts 101
Elosi Ikharo
marketing
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A terrific immersion into how to read poetry well, including and especially your own.
Poetry Writing
David Klopfenstein
technical project manager
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Learn how to write a script in 10 weeks and also how to market yourself and your script for the industry.
TV Writing
Dan Noble
manager
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This course de-codes creative nonfiction and teaches real world techniques that writers can use, not only to be better at the craft, but to also navigate the business of writing creative non-fiction.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Michelle McAfee
songwriter/photographer
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A great primer on nonfiction proposal writing, with an eye to getting your project noticed by those who matter--agents and editors.
Nonfiction Book Proposal
Linda Wastila
professor
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If you have the slightest interest in learning about feature article writing, sign yourself up for this course.
Article Writing
Maria Sassian
research manager
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