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.  

AUGUST

L239 Louisa May Alcott Short Story (Aug 07)
B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 08)
MFA160 Flash Fiction - Making Flash Count (Aug 09)
B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 15)
MFA216 Voice and Style (Aug 16)
L240 Susan Glaspell Short Story (Aug 21)
P180 Poetry Triggers - Playing with Sound (Aug 22)
B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 22)
MFA161 Flash Fiction - Using Images for Inspiration (Aug 23)
MFA709 The Difficult Imagination Part 3 (Aug 27)
B134 Proper Intertwining of Plot and Character (Aug 29)
B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 29)
MFA217 Magical Realism, Rules and How to Break Them (Aug 30)
MFA250: How to Hook the Reader (Aug 30)

SEPTEMBER

L241 Willa Cather Short Story (Sept 04)
F220: Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Characters (1 Week) (Sept 05)
F142 Short Story Workshop - Free Form (Sept 05)
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by Joni Zipp and Bob Hembree (Sept 05)
MFA01 THE GENTLE ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY (Sept 06)
MFA355: Verse Forms (Sept 06)
MFA162 Flash Fiction - Staying True to the Image (Sept 06)
MFA704 THE ART OF TIME (Sept 10)
MFA801 Six Memos for the Next Millennium Workshop (Sept 10)
L305 Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe (Sept 11)
P172 Poetry Triggers - Using Music as an Inspiration to Write Poetry (Sept 12)
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by Joni Zipp and Bob Hembree (Sept 12)
B154 Finding Your Voice (Sept 12)
B105 Punctuation, facilitated by Janet Smith (Sept 12)
MFA218 Adding Humor to Fiction (Sept 13)
MFA251: Story Focus (Sept 13)
L242 Katherine Mansfield Short Story (Sept 18)
F2K Creative Writing Course (Sept 19)
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by Joni Zipp and Bob Hembree (Sept 19)
B306 The Middle - Part One: Time and Space (Sept 19)
MFA02 THE PERSONAL (NOT PRIVATE) ESSAY (Sept 20)
MFA163 Flash Fiction - Meta-Narrative (Sept 20)
MFA756: Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Workshop (Sept 24)
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (Sept 26)
B307 The Middle Part Two: Bringing Abstract Ideas to Life (Sept 26)
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by Joni Zipp and Bob Hembree (Sept 26)
MFA219 The Purpose and Practice of Revision (Sept 27)
MFA252 Emotions and POV (Sept 27)