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. 

JUNE 2017

MFA510 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales (June 22)

L312 Julio Cortázar Shorts (June 27)

B101 WVU Orientation (June 28)

F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (June 28)

B103 Grammar (June 28)

MFA213 The Art of Sequencing (June 29)

MFA157 Flash Fiction - The Story in the Title (June 29)

 

JULY 2017

B101 WVU Orientation (July 05)

B305 Dialogue - Expression (July 05)

MFA054 Flash Nonfiction: Singular Moments - Against the Grain (July 06)

MFA102 Sentence Structures: Propositions, Subtext and Syntax (July 06)

L237 Ray Bradbury Short Stories (July 11)

B101 WVU Orientation (July 12)

MFA214 Describing and Withholding (July 13)

MFA158 Flash Fiction - Opening Up Your Writing (July 13)

L401 Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Joan Didion (July 18)

B105 Punctuation (July 19)

B101 WVU Orientation (July 19)

MFA103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence (July 20)

L238 Alice Munro - Runaway (July 25)

B101 WVU Orientation (July 26)

MFA215 Inflection, Tone and Pitch (July 27)

MFA159 Flash Fiction - Smart Surprise (July 27)

MFA404 Writing for Online and Print Markets (July 28)

MFA755 Writing Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Part 1 (July 31)