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 2017

MFA751 Writing Literary Fiction - Part Two (March 27)

L309 Their Eyes Were Watching God (March 28)

F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (March 29)

B101 WVU Orientation (March 29)

MFA151 Flash Fiction Workshop: Vignettes (March 30)

 

APRIL 2017

L403 The Immense Journey - Loren Eiseley (April 04)

N140 Writing the Memoir (April 05)

B101 WVU Orientation (April 05)

F188: Writing Boosters - Plot Limitations (April 05)

MFA207 Setting and Character (April 06)

MFA304 The Quatrain Part 2 (Metrical Poetry Series) (April 06)

MFA707 Art of Reading (and Writing) (April 10)

L230 Italo Calvino Short Stories (April 11)

B169: Promotional Copywriting (April 12)

B101 WVU Orientation (April 12)

F307 From Dream to Story (April 12)

MFA152 Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (April 13)

MFA052 Flash Nonfiction: Voice, Sound and Language (April 13)

L231 Paul Yoon Short Stories (April 18)

B116 Revising and Editing (April 19)

B101 WVU Orientation (April 19)

MFA208 Difficult Characters (April 20)

MFA703 Maps of the Imagination (April 24)

L211 Poe and Hawthorne Short Works (April 25)

Fiction 190: Writing Boosters - Recipe #16 (April 26)

B101 WVU Orientation (April 26)

B302 Giving Feedback (April 26)

MFA153 Flash Fiction - The Myth-ing Link (April 27)

MFA403 Contemporary Writing Strategies (April 27)

 

MAY 2017

MFA708 The Difficult Imagination - Part 2 (May 01)

L301 If on a winter's night a traveler (Calvino) (May 02)

B103 Grammar (May 03)

F192 Writing Boosters - Plot Ideas (1 Week) (May 03)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 03)

MFA209 Point of View Basics (May 04)

MFA04 The Classically Modern Essay (May 04)

B105 Punctuation (May 09)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 10)

F242: Science Fiction Workshop (May 10)

MFA154 Flash Fiction Point of View and Voice (May 11)

MFA314 Japanese Poetic Forms (May 11)

L300 A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) (May 16)

P166 Poetry Triggers - Line Breaks in Poetry (May 17)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 17)

B107: The Writers' Way to Creativity (May 18)

MFA05 The Contemplative Essay (May 18)

L234 Barth and Borges (Form and Content) (May 23)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 24)

MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure (May 25)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 31)

P168 Poetry Triggers - Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1 (May 31)