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.  

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 02)

MFA105 Sentences: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy (Aug 03)

L239 Louisa May Alcott Short Story (Aug 08)

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 09)

MFA160 Flash Fiction - Making Flash Count (Aug 10)

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 16)

B302 Giving Feedback (Aug 16)

MFA216 Voice and Style (Aug 17)

MFA505 The Homage or Tribute Story (Aug 17)

L240 Susan Glaspell Short Story (Aug 22)

B103 Grammar (Aug 23)

P180 Poetry Triggers - Playing with Sound (Aug 23)

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 23)

MFA161 Flash Fiction - Using Images for Inspiration (Aug 24)

MFA709 The Difficult Imagination Part 3 (Aug 28)

B134 Proper Intertwining of Plot and Character (Aug 30)

B101 WVU Orientation (Aug 30)

MFA217 Magical Realism, Rules and How to Break Them (Aug 31)

MFA250: How to Hook the Reader (Aug 31)

L241 Willa Cather Short Story (Sept 05)

B101 WVU Orientation (Sept 06)

F220: Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Characters (1 Week) (Sept 06)

MFA01 THE GENTLE ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY (Sept 07)

MFA162 Flash Fiction - Staying True to the Image (Sept 07)

MFA801 Six Memos for the Next Millennium Workshop (Sept 11)

B154 Finding Your Voice (Sept 13)

P172 Poetry Triggers - Using Music as an Inspiration to Write Poetry (Sept 13)

B101 WVU Orientation (Sept 13)

MFA251: Story Focus (Sept 14)

MFA218 Adding Humor to Fiction (Sept 14)

L242 Katherine Mansfield Short Story (Sept 19)

B101 WVU Orientation (Sept 20)

F2K Creative Writing Course (Sept 20)

MFA163 Flash Fiction - Meta-Narrative (Sept 21)

MFA02 THE PERSONAL (NOT PRIVATE) ESSAY (Sept 21)

B101 WVU Orientation (Sept 27)

F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (Sept 27)

B105 Punctuation (Sept 27)

MFA252 Emotions and POV (Sept 28)

MFA219 The Purpose and Practice of Revision (Sept 28)