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How will Gotham Writers Workshop classes get me writing?

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How will Gotham Writers Workshop classes get me writing?

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Along with a lecture every week on an element of the craft, you will also be assigned a writing exercise as “homework” which will be related to the lecture. So, for instance, if the lecture is on character development, then the exercise might be to describe in vivid detail for a page or two the most memorable person in your life. In this way, you learn about the craft through a lecture and then put that learning into practice. You will also be assigned to write a few short projects (stories, articles, poems, scenes, depending on the type of class you are taking) during the term. The subject of these projects will be completely up to you. You will use what you have learned in the lectures and writing exercises and put that knowledge to use in the greatest exercise of all – putting your own thoughts on paper. The idea is that you learn by doing. There is no better way to learn how to write than to study the craft, exercise your writing muscles through directed assignments, and to put it

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