MEMBER BENEFITS

At the heart of WVU is an active, supportive writing community representing all levels of writing skills and interest. Our members represent over 100 countries from across the globe; the majority have been with us 5 to 15 years. Most join for the courses, but stay for the groups.

WVU Site Guides are available to help members get started. Our site guides are knowledgeable WVU Volunteers who love helping other writers.

Within WVU are many writing groups and workshops. Each has its own specialty, personality and writing goals. New members will always find a home in our community. WVU currently has 30 active writing groups for beginning to advanced writers.

Over 200 writing courses and workshops are included at no extra charge to members. New courses start weekly. Classes may be taken at scheduled times with fellow members, or as self-study courses anytime.

Unique Courses: WVU has the largest selection of online writing courses. While many of our classes cover traditional elements of the writing craft, we also teach advanced concepts not found in other schools, giving our members the edge needed to excel in their craft. Many of our members have become published authors since joining WVU.

Our interactive classrooms are easy to use, intuitive and require no special software. Quick help is always available if needed. 

Included is an extensive array of communication tools for members, including forums, private messaging, inter-community mailbox, chat rooms, and personal profile pages where members may share their successes, photos and videos.

Quick, friendly support is readily available whenever needed. Help requests are often responded to within minutes by WVU volunteers. Our FAQs, Knowledge Base and Support Forum cover most questions, so answers are always easy to find. 

Currently, we're introducing a new line of advanced courses inspired by traditional university MFA programs, but without the expensive tuition. Our MFA courses are included with memberships. The course are 2-18 weeks long, are flexible, and fit busy schedules. New courses are added and updated regularly to meet the demands of changing interests and markets. 

Join WVU TodayAnnual Memberships are $99 for the first year & $69 to renew.

 

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)