Meet our talented family of teachers—each an accomplished writer and trustworthy guide. Leaf through our faculty bios, profiles, book excerpts, and writing advice articles. You’ll like the people you meet.
Roseanne Wells

Faculty Profile

Meet Roseanne Wells

“I like to have my fingers in a lot of pies,” says literary agent and Gotham’s Nonfiction Book Proposal teacher Roseanne Wells.

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Jon Reiner

Faculty Profile

Meet Jon Reiner

Gotham Teacher Jon Reiner thinks some of the most interesting, worthwhile, and exciting things in his life have happened to him by accident.

Like almost having to die to get published.


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The instructor took me in new directions with her unexpected candor, high expectations, and thorough preparations.

Kathleen Watt, graphic arts

Faculty Excerpts

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Nora Raleigh Baskin
September 10, 2001, 2:45 p.m.Columbus, Ohio Naheed’s very first hijab had been a gift when she was nine years old, from her mother. That day, instead of feeling different, it made Naheed feel connected. It made her feel grown-up and...
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<strong>So Late to the Party</strong>

So Late to the Party

Kate Angus
Wild Rabbits Have Sharp EyesWhich is another way of saying, everything you want to hide blares like a motel’s Vacant sign. How long it took for you to tumble into sleeping on the couch, the bed stripped except for piles...
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Faculty Articles

Alexander Steele

Tone in Business Writing

Alexander Steele
Whenever you put words together, a tone is sounded, much like a note of music carries a tone. So what exactly is tone? Tone conveys the writer’s attitude toward the audience, which often comes through whether you intend it or...
David Kuelz

Video Games: Story and Gameplay

David Kuelz
(Gotham now offers a course in Video Game Writing.) The most common mistake new game writers make (which I was guilty of when I first started) is they create a story that isn’t related to the second-by-second gameplay. Essentially, they...