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.  

OCTOBER

L243 Kate Chopin Short Stories (Oct 02)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 03)
B308 The Middle Part Three: Transitions (Oct 03)
MFA03 WRITING THE MEMOIR ESSAY (Oct 04)
MFA164 Flash Fiction - A Short Short Theory (Rt Olen Butler) (Oct 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 10)
MFA220 Editing and Polishing (Oct 11)
MFA253 What Protagonists Want (Oct 11)
N142 Journal-Keeping (Oct 17)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 17)
MFA165 Flash Fiction - Getting the Lead Out (Oct 18)
MFA04 The Classically Modern Essay (Oct 18)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 24)
F162 Character Driven Plots - The Big 5 (Oct 24)
B103 Grammar (Oct 24)
MFA 231 Art & Artifice (Oct 25)
MFA254 Protagonist Inner Issues (Oct 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 31)
B304 Adjectives and Adverbs - The Pros and Cons (Oct 31)