General Writing Courses

Beginning and General Writing Classes

Members have access to full course content for independent study.

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

 

B101 WVU Orientation (now runs daily)
B103: Grammar
B105 Punctuation
B107: The Writers' Way to Creativity Part 1
B109: The Writers' Way to Creativity 2
B112/B113: Constructive Feedback
B114 Point Of View - Main
B116: Revising and Editing
B118: Time Management
B122: Libel and Permission
B126 Lights, Action...Wait a Minute, Where Are We?
B128 Opening Hooks
B130: Basics to Create Dynamic Characters
B132 Complex & Believable Characters
B134: Proper Intertwining of Plot and Character
B136: Introduction to Fiction Writing
B138: Plotting The Plot
B142 Blockbusters
B152 Let's Add Emotion
B154 Finding Your Voice
B161: Fewer Rejections
B164: Personification
B169: Promotional Copywriting 101
B172 Revision: Writing and Rewriting Fiction
B180 Web Content that Works
B200 Searching for the Truth
B301: Know Your Genre
B302 Giving Feedback
B303 Point of View

 

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)