Wanted to express my appreciation for the assistance in helping an author move from “aspiring” to “published.” I had spent years on my own crafting stories that never made it any farther than my Saved Files folder. After enrolling in Gotham Writers Fiction I class, and later the Novel II class, I found a community of writers that was both safe and constructive. With instructors that helped me see beyond the easy answers and drive past clichés, my writing abilities took on a confidence I’m not sure I could have achieved on my own.
I’m thrilled to report that my debut novel Housebroken, which was workshopped in a Gotham online class, was selected for publication through Amazon’s crowd-sourced publishing platform, Kindle Scout. It’s more than I could ever have hoped for with a first novel. I was also fortunate to have my short story “The Shower Gift” published through eFiction magazine, a story I wrote and submitted in that first Gotham class.
Thank you for encouraging writers like me to grasp hold of their dreams and make them a reality. I count my Gotham experience as a crucial stepping-stone along the path of my writing journey.
Brandon Bluhm (writing as The Behrg)