Diana Forbes

Diana Forbes

Dear Gotham,

I'm pleased to report that I will be publishing my third book, Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots in September '08. I ran several of the chapters of the book through Cliff Hopkinson's Article Writing II class last year, and the feedback I received sharpened my writer's voice and refined my storytelling ability.

When the galleys recently came back from the publishing company, I reread the book once again and thought, “It's all true, it's really tight, and I wouldn't change a word.â€? That's high praise coming from an author who feels that writing is rewriting.

I've taken writing classes all over the city and honestly believe that Gotham's are superior. The caliber of the students is high and the dedication of the teachers, unrivaled. The atmosphere in the classes is one of camaraderie and gentle competition. We are all pushing each other to turn in our best work, to be better critics, to become better readers and ultimately, better writers.

I'll be taking Cliff's class again next semester. I have a new book in mind so watch out world.

Vicky Oliver