Fiction Writing Courses

Fiction Writing Classes and Workshops

Members have access to full course content for independent study.

Scheduled group classes range from 1 to 16 weeks in length.

 

F102: Romance Writing
F106 The Elements of Fiction
F108 Creativity In A Box
F110: Where Creativity Lives
F112 Character Development
F114: Dialogue
F116: Getting the Words Right
F120 The Fiction Query & Synopsis: tools and tips for marketing your novel
F122: Writing the Mystery Novel
F126: Story Structures
F128: Taking the Intimidation Out of Theme
F130: Mythic Structure Part 1
F132: Mythic Structure Part 2
F134: Mythic Structure Part 3
F136: Mythic Structure Part 4
F140: Short Story Workshop - Linear
F142 Short Story Workshop - Free Form
F144: Preparing for the Novel
F146: Let's Make A Scene
F148 Other Worlds in Science Fiction & Fantasy
F152 Horror Writing
F158: Beyond the Elements: Six Memos for the Next Millennium
F160 Lightness and Weight in Fiction
F162: Character-Driven Plots - The Big 5
F164: Single Effect Theory
F168: Demystifying the Writing Process - Part 1
F170 Demystifing the Writing Process Part 2
F174: Writing Booster Workshop - Opposites Attract and Repel #1
F176: Writing Boosters - Story Starters #1
F178: Writing Boosters - Recipe #2
F180: Writing Boosters - Writing with Rules #1
F182: Writing Boosters - Story Starter #2
F186: Writing Boosters - Story Starters 3
F188: Writing Boosters - Plot Limitations
F190: Writing Boosters - Recipe #16
F192: Writing Boosters - Plot Ideas
F194: Writing Boosters - Characters
F204 Introduction to Screenwriting
F206: Writing the Screenplay - Part I
F208: Writing the Screenplay – Part 2
F212: Heroes and Heroines
F214: Worlds Of Wonder
F216: Writing Boosters - Recipe #3
F218: Writing Boosters - Recipe #4
F220: Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Characters
F222: Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Smells
F224: Playwriting
F228: So, You Want to Build a Fictional World, Do You? Part 1
F230: So, You Want to Build a Fictional World, Do You? Part 2
F232: So, You Want to Build a Fictional World, Do You? Part 3
F236: Romancing the Plot Doctor
F242: Science Fiction Workshop
F244: Writing the Mystery Short Story
F246: Writing Historical Fiction
F253: Antiheroes
F255: Write Fright
F262 How To Write Killer Fiction
F264 Creature Character Development
F300 Crafting Stories for Children
F304 Writing and the Hero’s Journey
F306 Plot and Structure
F307 From Dream to Story
F310 Beginnings: Second Sentences
F311 Beginnings: How to Begin

 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

 New Classes Begin Every Week.
All courses are free to members.  

MARCH

MFA206 Minor Characters (March 22)
L309 Their Eyes Were Watching God (March 27)
L232 Kevin Moffett & Nam Le Short Stories (March 27)
B101 WVU Orientation (March 28)
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (March 28)
MFA151 Flash Fiction Workshop: Vignettes (March 29)

APRIL

N140 Writing the Memoir (April 04)
F188: Writing Boosters - Plot Limitations (April 04)
B103 Grammar (April 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (April 04)
MFA207 Setting and Character (April 05)
MFA375 Prose Poetry: INTRODUCTION (April 05)
L230 Italo Calvino Short Stories (April 10)
F307 From Dream to Story (April 11)
B101 WVU Orientation (April 11)
MFA052 Flash Nonfiction: Voice, Sound and Language (April 12)
MFA152 Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (April 12)
B101 WVU Orientation (April 18)
MFA376 Prose Poetry: On Discovery (April 19)
MFA208 Difficult Characters (April 19)
MFA703 Maps of the Imagination (April 23)
L211 Poe and Hawthorne Short Works (April 24)
Fiction 190: Writing Boosters - Recipe #16 (April 25)
B105 Punctuation (April 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (April 25)
MFA403 Contemporary Writing Strategies (April 26)
MFA153 Flash Fiction - The Myth-ing Link (April 26)
MFA708 The Difficult Imagination - Part 2 (April 30)

MAY

L301 If on a winter's night a traveler (Calvino) (May 01)
B304 Adjectives and Adverbs - The Pros and Cons (May 02)
F192 Writing Boosters - Plot Ideas (1 Week) (May 02)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 02)
MFA209 Point of View Basics (May 03)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 09)
F242: Science Fiction Workshop (May 09)
MFA314 Japanese Poetic Forms (May 10)
MFA154 Flash Fiction Point of View and Voice (May 10)
L300 A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) (May 15)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 16)
P166 Poetry Triggers - Line Breaks in Poetry (May 16)
B107: The Writers' Way to Creativity (May 16)
B303 Point of View (May 16)
MFA210 The Art of First Person (May 17)
L234 Barth and Borges (Form and Content) (May 22)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 23)
F174: Writing Booster Workshop - Opposites Attract and Repel (May 23)
MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure (May 24)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 30)
F178 Writing Boosters - Recipe #2 (May 30)
P168 Poetry Triggers - Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1 (May 30)
B103 Grammar (May 30)
MFA211 The Art of Third Person (May 31)
MFA155 Flash Fiction - One Page Fictions (May 31)