Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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If it weren't for online classes, I would still be picking up those Gotham course bulletins and not finding a time when I could take a live class. It's almost 4am now, and I am getting a lot of work done. PLUS, we had classmates in Tokyo, California, Israel, Ontario, Oregon, etc. Priceless mix of people.
Fiction Writing
Theresa Barry
editor
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A full house of all the things a writer needs to be a better writer.
Memoir Writing
Darrin Pruitt
public health preparedness
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A really fun, collaborative experience that encouraged stretching my boundaries as a writer and a reader.
Fiction Writing
Jonathan Powell
physician
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This course simply took me further along on the endless journey of writing. It's the little things along the way—the images, the control, the fine-tuning: the artistry of the word—that demand mastery. That's what I am learning.
Fiction Writing
Glenys Loewen-Thomas
writing & literature instructor
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The instructor has gone through the process herself and was able to explain things from "the front lines."
Nonfiction Book Proposal
Suzanne Steinbaum
physician
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I used to think that the 8th wonder of the world was the ability to write a full-length play (or a complete novel). If felt almost insurmountable, until I took this course.
Playwriting
Ken Einhorn
physician
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The best way to get readers and critiques from your peers before submitting your work to agents and publishers.
Novel Writing
Norma-Jean Callahan
real estate development
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The teacher always managed to find a positive way to critique our writing and, especially in my case, to make my work much better.
Essay & Opinion Writing
Florence Kranitz
retired
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The teacher offered great critical feedback on my short story. He understood what I was trying to achieve and challenged me to develop it in ways that made it a much stronger piece.
Fiction Writing
Gregory Rizzolo
psychotherapist
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A great way to learn pragmatic ways to create multi-dimensional and believable characters.
Character
Hillary Veldhuis
attorney
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Great for developing wonderful, round and rich characters for any type of creative writing project.
Character
Anya Tatum
actor/SAHM
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The way the website works is brilliant and the technical people are the best I have ever worked with. It is something worth looking at for someone like me in a foreign country or someone who doesn't have the time to commit to going to class at a specific time and day.
Creative Writing 101
Jeralynn Benoit
English trainer
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It was a good way to make yourself write a lot, and not have a lot of pressure to make it great.
Unbound: Teen Creative Writing
Jess Fatzinger
student
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For an introductory course on writing, the content was perfect.
Creative Writing 101
Lana Potocnjak
registered nurse
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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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I was hesitant to take a course online, but after this course, I have already signed up for a second one.
Creative Writing 101
Carlene Wilson
captain, USN (ret)
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A great introduction to the idea of memoir.
Memoir Writing
Erich Ball
united nations officer
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I liked that we were given a variety of things to write, instead of some teacher just saying, "Write this or detention."
Unbound: Teen Creative Writing
Sawyer Poirier
Student
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I have taken many writing courses over the past few years, but this is the first that has ever inspired me to write every single day. This course helped me to stretch my writing muscles beyond anywhere they'd ever been before.
Children’s Book Writing
Lisa Benwitz
owner, court reporting firm
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You don't have to get on a plane, go to distant places, or have a luxury lifestyle. Wherever you are is part of the world, and worthy of your attention and your writing.
Travel Writing
Barbara Rose
professor
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