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.

JANUARY 2017

L242 Katherine Mansfield Short Story - Jan 31

L308 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2017

B101 WVU Orientation - Feb 01

F182: Writing Boosters - Story Starter #2 - Feb 01

MFA172 Flash Fiction - Fixed-Form Narratives - Feb 02

MFA301 Meter - Feb 02

MFA400 Nonfiction: Telling True Stories - Feb 02

L243 Kate Chopin Short Stories - Feb 07

B101 WVU Orientation - Feb 08

F120 The Fiction Query & Synopsis: tools and tips for marketing your novel - Feb 08

MFA203 The Mask of Fiction - Feb 09

MFA504 A Lesson in Voice and Emotional Filter - Feb 13

L401 Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Joan Didion - Feb 14

B101 WVU Orientation - Feb 15

F160 Lightness and Weight in Fiction - Feb 15

MFA302 The Quatrain Part 1 (Metrical Poetry Series) - Feb 16

MFA173 Flash Fiction: Doing More with Less - Feb 16

L200 Proust & Flaubert - Short Works - Feb 21

L402 C. S. Lewis on Literature - Feb 21

F204 Introduction to Screenwriting - Feb 22

F126 Story Structures - Feb 22

B101 WVU Orientation - Feb 22

MFA204 The Fiction Writer's Apprenticeship - Feb 23

L238 Alice Munro - Runaway - Feb 28