June 5, 2013
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+ Pumping Your Muse - This session we're using Donna Sunblad's text as a companion to the F2K Course
+ F2K, the most popular creative writing course on the Internet.
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F2K is an online creative writing class sponsored by Writers' Village University and staffed by volunteer Mentors. The course includes seven one-week fiction writing lessons and is designed for beginning writers; however, intermediate and advanced writers are encouraged to take the course as a refresher or to socialize with and encourage beginning writers. Thousands of writers have discovered that F2K is a great way to break writers block.
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Writers' Village University
Writers' Educational Community
Writers Helping Writers Online Since 1995
"The first, the largest, and the best online university for writers."
Writers' Village University is more than a great place to learn how to write; it's a living, breathing community of writers from around the world. Education should be a life-long pursuit for beginning and experienced writers. At Writers' Village University, you'll get to know a community of friendly, helpful members who have made education an important part of their lives.
The "Village," as writers often refer to Writers' Village University, is a full-time support service and is always growing, offering new courses, seminars and special programs. As a member, you may take as many courses and workshops as you'd like. Many seminars are included too. You won't need to spend thousands of dollars on MFA programs, university creative writing courses and workshops like I've done. -- Best of all, you can fit courses to your schedule and pace. Programs are available for every level of writer. If you're a beginner, you won't have to worry about harsh, intimidating criticisms of your work. We prefer to encourage and build confidence. For more advanced writers, we provide guidelines that encourage detailed, constructive criticism with an emphasis on balance. We know it's just as important to point out the strong points in a writer's work as it is to suggest areas to improve.
-- RJ Hembree
WVU This Week May 15, 2013
Quote of the Week
If the artist does not fling himself, without reflecting, into his work, as Curtis flung himself into the yawning gulf, as the soldier flings himself into the enemy's trenches, and if, once in this crater, he does not work like a miner on whom the walls of his gallery have fallen in; if he contemplates difficulties instead of overcoming them one by one...he is simply looking on at the suicide of his own talent.
- Honore de Balzac
Wednesday, May 15
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by Melissa Anne
This introductory workshop is designed to help members obtain a basic understanding of the concepts of Writers' Village University.
B154 Finding Your Voice
This course is both motivational and a learning experience. We will discover the voice we already have but, have misplaced through years of learning the ‘rules’. This course will cover rules that take away our voice, and discover the role of rules in finding our voice. Les Edgarton’s voice is loud and clear in this entertaining and educational book.
The smell of the greasepaint, the sound of the applause.... Live theater is always a special treat. Writing for live performance is different from both screenwriting and from 'book' writing in many ways; in this class, we will explore the basics of dramatic writing. By the end of the class, the student will have completed a draft of a one-act play.
P150 Poetry Triggers - Nature Writing A Saturation Poem
In order to start this exercise, you will need to take yourself outside, so print this out, grab a notebook, and go! Find yourself a spot in nature where you can sit undisturbed for roughly half an hour.
Wednesday, May 16
MFA 209 Point of View Basics
Point of view is one of the most basic elements in the craft of fiction. Through this medium, storytellers see, hear, feel, smell, taste, and from particular consciousnesses as well as from specific spatial and temporal perspectives. Since most contemporary fiction involves a growth of perception among characters and readers, the selection of viewpoint is crucial. Who is telling what story? Through this point of view the narrator shapes content.
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WVU Course Schedule Updated for April-May
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Writers' Village University offers the largest selection of online writing courses available anywhere. Our fiction courses range from beginning to advanced concepts. This year, we are proud to introduce our Advanced MFA Series. Learning the craft of writing is a lifelong adventure, and we strive to stay in the forefront with conventional, cross-disciplinary and forward-looking writing courses. Thanks to a vibrant writers community, and knowledgable volunteers, WVU is an affordable alternative to traditional universities and expensive writing courses. Writers Helping Writers has always been our guiding motto. This is as true today as it was in 1995, when we introduced the first online university for writers to the World Wide Web.