I am set to begin a master's degree in creative writing, so I need to start concentrating on that. This workshop was exactly what I needed as a prerequisite. It has boosted my confidence, revealed many weaknesses that can now be worked on, and let me meet women from all over, which I found very thrilling. Being a teacher can feel very isolating sometimes, so interaction with everyone else in the class was spectacular for me. I learned an incredible amount from you and appreciate all your words and lessons very much.
Unsolicited Feedback from Writers Studio Students
I teach beginning fiction and poetry in the online program of The Writers Studio. These thank-you emails from my students should give you a sense of how I teach:
Thank you so much for your help and encouragement. I started out unsure if this was something I would pursue and I have a lot more confidence and enthusiasm than I did six months ago. I enjoyed the class and I think I learned more than I ever anticipated. Thanks for everything.
I have truly loved your class, your teaching style, your choice of poems and short stories. By the way, I have taken gotham's advanced poetry and playwriting previously, but the level of student writing in your class has greatly surpassed what I have experienced thus far.
I must say I am so sad to be finished working with you after this class. You've been tremendous and I've learned a ton, so thank you. I hope there is some way I can work with you again.
Just wanted to leave a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful writing course. I learned a lot about the writing process and most importantly how to find time to write. This was the first time I've written anything in about 10 years.
I just to let you know how much I have enjoyed your class these last two terms and the thorough critiques you have given me. They are priceless and have made me a more confident writer. I am excited to move on to Level 2, but I will miss you!