I can’t recommend Gotham’s Advanced Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing workshop enough. I’ve been writing since 2009 and I took the workshop in the summer of 2012. The course was just what I needed to hone my skills generally and to help apply them to writing speculative fiction.
The course was worth doing for Michaela Roessner’s excellent feedback and intuition alone. I also liked the way the course combined teaching with a writing group. I’ve done other courses where people were meant to participate in a forum but didn’t – this wasn’t the case with the Gotham course and it made all the difference. All the content was relevant, but I found the part dealing with pace the most helpful, as that was an area I needed to improve in.
I’ve had my first booth submission, “The Last Unit,” accepted for publication. Another story of which I’d posted the beginning as homework, “Full Fathom Five,” has also been accepted. A third “homework beginning” story is doing the rounds, and I’m in the process of revising my second booth submission, taking on the excellent feedback I got.
Thanks, Michaela! Thanks, Gotham!