Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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My instructor guided me in the direction I needed to go without trying to change my voice. I felt respected and cultivated.
Fiction Writing
Ruth Young
realtor
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This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of screenwriting in a laid-back, enjoyable atmosphere.
Screenwriting
John Walters
teacher
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Magical! Beyond expectations. I wished it wouldn’t end.
Memoir Writing
Sarina Prabasi
nonprofit CEO
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I rode the train home scribbling ideas in a notebook. The next morning I got up and wrote another chapter of an easy-reader book I'm experimenting with. As I wrote, I thought about all I'd learned in class about character development, believable dialogue, confict and resolution, and making the whole thing interesting to a youngster. I can't think of a better investment of my time than to spend a Saturday in this class!
Children’s Book Writing
Linda Post
corporate communications
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A community of intelligent, supportive writers with the best interest of the story at heart.
Fiction Writing
Erin Kidd
indie publisher
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A great opportunity to learn memoir writing, using many examples from famous memoirs, supported by the detailed structure and focus needed to convey a compelling life story.
Memoir Writing
Lizzie Belden
project manager
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The course and the instructor have awakened in me a passion for writing I didn’t know I had.
Creative Writing 101
Sandra Feria
office assistant
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This course helped me redefine my characters. They aren't just words on a page, but a breathing piece of the story.
Character Development
Ashley Zuck
asphalt estimator
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A great way to learn the craft of playwriting from those involved in the business and creative process of writing plays.
Playwriting
Joseph Williams
corporate Mmanagement
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I have no idea if I will ever publish anything, but I did learn that writing is fun and interacting with other writers is fun.
Creative Writing 101
Forrest Zell
bar manager
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A great overview of the basics of playwriting. but the key was the instructor's feedback, which was supportive yet deeply insightful and constructive.
Playwriting
Heather Antonissen
communicationsspecialist
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If you want to get started on writing a pilot, this a great way to do it.
TV Writing
Steven Marmalstein
TV writer/producer
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The best story-writing class I've ever taken!
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing
Brenda Noonan
technical writer
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If someone wanted to start a blog this is a great way to get the basics.
Blog Basics
Jessica Alberti
independent writer/photographer
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Gotham's screenwriting course is an incredible source for information and support. A virtual launchpad into the business of writing for the screen.
Screenwriting
Kathrine Stevens
writer
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More than I expected, and worth every penny. I signed up for the course through Zoetrope.com, an online writing community, and expected to learn a bit about the basics of fiction. But with my instructor's guidance and steady encouragement, I have participated in online conversations with my classmates about the intricacies of plot, dialogue, characterization, conflicts, resolutions, and revising. I have written two short stories, as well as commented and reviewed scores more. I have learned not just the basics of fiction, but what it truly takes to cultivate that passion so that it comes alive for readers. And I have learned that none of this is easy, but attainable with lots of dedication, perseverance and faith. And that's priceless.
Fiction Writing
Jamie Stockwell
journalist
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It is intoxicating to sit in a room full of passionate, imaginative people, all of whom are giving their creativity free rein.
Fiction Writing
Aileen Ruiz
City of New York, staff analyst
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A fantabulous way to spend an evening -- some of the best live comedy in town -- and a most entertaining way to learn
Humor Writing
Martina Clark
humanitarian worker
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The teacher set up a lovely, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment that made for a true writer's haven.
Memoir Writing
Beth Friedman
psychotherapist
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