The English language contains about 150 prepositions, several thousand verbs, and an infinite number of nouns that only canines can hear. Develop your dog-whispering dictionary with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a one-day intensive writing class at Gotham Writers' Workshop (a $150 value).
Founded in 1993 by two passionate and highly trained wordsmiths, Gotham Writers' Workshop caters to seasoned sentence sculptors and grammar greenhorns alike with a variety of specialized courses and one-day intensives. Each teacher on Gotham's faculty is a veteran of the literary world, with experience maneuvering through the land mines of writer's block, reveling in the victories of being published, and dodging the shrapnel of the dangling participle. Misty-eyed dreamers can choose a class in fiction or poetry writing, while film buffs can opt for a session in screenwriting to train their pens to drip engaging dialogue, clear character development, and ingenious plotlines about psychic mutant grandmas. Business writing classes help professionals construct letters and memos good enough to go up on the boss's refrigerator. Those looking to be blanketed in the basics can crawl into the Write It Right! workshop, which offers a refresher course in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and word usage.
Each one-day intensive takes place on a Saturday, lasts seven hours, and includes a mixture of brief lectures and writing exercises to get students learning and writing quickly and creatively. Participants should bring a notepad and a durable writing utensil, such as a pen, pencil, jumbo crayon, or a pocket-sized stenographer.
- The instructors are fun and have a great teaching style. I've learned so much and plan to take many more in the future. – Jennifer C., Yelp
- I have yet to come across a teacher that was not effective and knowledgeable in and adept at teaching their genre. I have recommended Gotham to anyone and everyone interested in getting feedback on their work or in just becoming a better writer. – Adeli B., Citysearch
Gotham Writers' Workshop
Gotham Writers' Workshop teaches more than 7,000 students every year how to tackle and tame the writing process in a creative learning environment. Professional writers help students to develop characters and generate ideas before a structured dialogue encourages classmates to comment on strengths and weakness, improving final drafts and abilities to stand up to playground bullies. Gotham also provides follow-up services and bolsters the communication skills of experienced writers, teenagers, and muffled mummies alike with private instruction and tips found in its book, Writing Movies.
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