Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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I left class every day feeling inspired and by the end of the 10 week course I had already started playing open mic nights.
Songwriting
Adam Ramsey
singer/songwriter/bartender
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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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This was a great leap into fiction for me.
Fiction Writing
David Riley
SVP business development
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Try to imagine the Lord of the Rings trilogy without Gandalf. That's what my life was like before I met my instructor. I would say three words to anyone considering a Gotham course: Do it now!
Fiction Writing
Rois Beal
housewife
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I didn't know much going in and now I feel ready to tackle the daunting task of writing a screenplay.
Screenwriting
Michele Weber
mom
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It's a great motivating tool when you have a screenplay in your head that you need to write. This class will pull that story out of you and put it on a page.
Screenwriting
Sarah Coker
advertising writer
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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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I hadn't written for ages and was really stuck when I tried to start anything. Add to that the external pressures of parenting and my job, and I was beginning to think I would never get around to writing anything at all. This course really focused me and energized me. I now have a story to work on and I feel like writing is finally part of my life again!
Creative Writing 101
Siobhan Wilde
EFL teacher
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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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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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I cannot believe how much taking this course has improved my writing. When I look back and compare the things I wrote previously with what I am writing now, the difference is striking.
Fiction Writing
Carole Ann Moleti
nurse/midwife
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If you've ever had a voice somewhere inside you, urging you to give this a try, if for no other reason than to say you tried, this is a wonderful way to do it.
Fiction Writing
Stuart Hill
copywriter
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The best playwriting course I have ever taken. If I had another life to live, I would spend it as playwright. Yes, I was that inspired!
Playwriting
Judith Liberman
student
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The instructor's knowledge of the subject seemed to be endless.
Poetry Writing
Will Upjohn
speech-language pathologist
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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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This is an excellent course to learn screenwriting basics and to discover if screenwriting is an activity you want to pursue.
Screenwriting
Jerry Klein
accountant
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The instructor was a smart, thoughtful, caring editor; deeply knowledgeable about world literature; a champion for his students; and a beautiful writer himself.
Fiction Writing
David Allyn
CEO, nonprofit
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Fantastic course for those that want to learn about blogs and how to set up their own blog. I struggled for 8 months to blog and didn't learn one-tenth of what I learned in this course.
Blog Basics
Doug George
technical copywriter
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It opens your eyes to how different people will view your work.
Poetry Writing
Alden Masonis
strategic consultant pharma
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Fun, engaging, stimulating. I can definitely see how incorporating these techniques into my "writing life" will help me a lot.
The Writer’s Mind
Lisa Thompson
physician
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