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 from 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. A large percentage 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 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. 

We offer a wide variety of resources for writers, including reference tools, a bookstore and our Character Building Workshop.

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 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.  

MFA756: Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Workshop (October 16)
L300 A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) (October 17)
B101 WVU Orientation (October 18)
B103 Grammar (October 18)
N142 Journal-Keeping (October 18)
MFA04 The Classically Modern Essay (October 19)
MFA165 Flash Fiction - Getting the Lead Out (October 19)
F162 Character Driven Plots - The Big 5 (October 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (October 25)
MFA254 Protagonist Inner Issues (October 26)
MFA 231 Art & Artifice (October 26)
L306 Swann's Way - Proust (October 31)
B304 Adjectives and Adverbs - The Pros and Cons (Nov 01)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 01)
MFA05 The Contemplative Essay (Nov 02)
MFA166 Flash Fiction - Prose Poetry (Nov 02)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 08)
MFA255 Story Is in the Specifics (Nov 09)
MFA232 Backstory (Nov 09)
L311 W. W. Jacobs Short Stories (1 Week) (Nov 14)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 15)
B303 Point of View (Nov 15)
MFA167 Flash Fiction - Put Yourself in Danger (Nov 16)
L307 Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) (Nov 21)
B154 Finding Your Voice (Nov 22)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 22)
MFA256 Conflict and Change (Nov 23)
L402 C. S. Lewis on Literature (Nov 28)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 29)
MFA168 Flash Fiction - Flash in a Pan (Nov 30)