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.
Masha Hamilton

Faculty Profile

Meet Masha Hamilton

Gotham's Masha Hamilton desired to write fiction, but she didn’t feel “thick enough.” She felt she needed to know more about the world and people.


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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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If this instructor had been my professor in college, I probably would have chosen writing as a career.

Muriel Haber, president & CEO, management real estate co.

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

Robert Repino

The Value of Both Showing and Telling

Robert Repino
“Show, don’t tell” is perhaps the most effective piece of advice a writer can follow—until it isn’t. (By “showing,” we typically mean action, sensory descriptions, and dialogue, usually. By “telling,” we mean exposition, summarization, and explanation—i.e. why someone is doing...
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...