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.
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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Megan Kruse

Faculty Profile

Meet Megan Kruse

“I always felt really emotional, really saddened by the fact that you only get one small life,” says Gotham’s Fiction Writing teacher Megan Kruse. “Writing has been a way for me to grapple with that feeling, and explore other lives.”

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The teacher is amazing. My work with her has led to several publishing credits and a much greater understanding and mastery of the craft.

Randall Brown, english teacher

Faculty Excerpts

Maggie Dove

Maggie Dove

Susan Breen
Chapter 1 of Maggie Dove, by Susan BreenMaggie Dove wanted to be a beacon of light. She dreamed of being the sort of person who made others laugh, calmed crying babies, soothed wild dogs, inspired hopefulness. She wanted her life...
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<em>Sunday's On the Phone to Monday</em>

Sunday's On the Phone to Monday

Christine Reilly
Mathilde's father, James Spicer, had been the last person she’d known to use a shoehorn and a handkerchief, archaic tools gone the way of arrowheads and telegrams. He’d been an art dealer. Mathilde’s father, who’d been polite when sober, was...
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Faculty Articles

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...
David Ebenbach

Should I Take Their Advice?

David Ebenbach
It’s like when someone on TV interviews a hundred-year-old woman. They always ask her the same thing: What’s your secret? We’re all worried about the future; we want to know what she’s done to live so long. And she never...