MFA Writing Courses

MFA Courses and Workshops

Members have access to full course content for independent study.

Scheduled group classes range from 1 to 16 weeks in length.

 

MFA01 THE GENTLE ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY
MFA02 THE PERSONAL (NOT PRIVATE) ESSAY
MFA03 WRITING THE MEMOIR ESSAY
MFA04 The Classically Modern Essay
MFA05 The Contemplative Essay
MFA050 Flash Nonfiction: Form
MFA051 Flash Nonfiction: Image and Detail
MFA052 Flash Nonfiction: Voice, Sound and Language
MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure
MFA054 Flash Nonfiction: Singular Moments - Against the Grain
MFA102 Sentence Structures: Propositions, Subtext and Syntax
MFA103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence
MFA105 Tough, Sweet and Stuffy
MFA106 Short Sentences
MFA110 Syntax, Style and Grammar
MFA112 Writing Better Sentences
MFA150 Introduction to Flash Fiction
MFA151 Flash Fiction Workshop: Vignettes
MFA152 Flash Fiction from Contemporary China
MFA153 Flash Fiction - The Myth-ing Link
MFA154 Flash Fiction Point of View and Voice
MFA155 Flash Fiction - One Page Fictions
MFA156 Flash Fiction - Great Thoughts
MFA157 Flash Fiction - The Story in the Title
MFA158 Flash Fiction - Opening Up Your Writing
MFA159 Flash Fiction - Smart Surprise
MFA160 Flash Fiction - Making Flash Count
MFA161 Flash Fiction - Using Images for Inspiration
MFA162 Flash Fiction - Staying True to the Image
MFA163 Flash Fiction - Meta-Narrative
MFA164 Flash Fiction - A Short Short Theory
MFA165 Flash Fiction - Getting the Lead Out
MFA166 Flash Fiction - Prose Poetry
MFA167 Flash Fiction - Put Yourself in Danger
MFA168 Flash Fiction - Flash in a Pan
MFA169 Flash Fiction - Expose Yourself
MFA170 Flash Fiction - Load-bearing Sentences
MFA171 Flash Fiction - Editing and Revising
MFA172 Flash Fiction - Fixed-Form Narratives
MFA173 Flash Fiction: Doing More with Less
MFA174: Writing Flash Fiction
MFA201 Discovering the Rose in the Rubble
MFA202 Triggers
MFA203 The Mask of Fiction
MFA204 Fiction Writer's Apprenticeship
MFA205 Developing Characters
MFA206 Minor Characters
MFA207 Settings and Characters
MFA208 Difficult Characters
MFA209 Point of View Basics
MFA210 The Art of First Person
MFA211 The Art of Third Person
MFA212 What is a Plot?
MFA213 The Art of Sequencing
MFA214 Describing and Withholding
MFA215 Inflection, Tone and Pitch
MFA216 Voice and Style
MFA217 Magical Realism, Rules and How to Break Them
MFA218 Adding Humor to Fiction
MFA219 The Purpose and Practice of Revision
MFA220 Editing and Polishing
MFA231 Art and Artifice
MFA232 Backstory
MFA233 Cliffhangers and Thrusters
MFA250: How to Hook the Reader
MFA251: Story Focus
MFA252 Emotions and POV
MFA253 What Protagonists Want
MFA254 Protagonist Inner Issues
MFA255 Story Is in the Specifics
MFA256 Conflict and Change
MFA257 Cause & Effect
MFA258 Undermining Your Characters' Best-Laid Plans
MFA259 Setups to Payoffs
MFA260 Flashbacks, Subplots, and Foreshadowing
MFA261 The Writer's Brain
MFA400 Nonfiction: Telling True Stories
MFA401 Nonfiction: Invitation and Narrative
MFA402: Finding, Researching, and Reporting Topics
MFA403 Contemporary Writing Strategies
MFA404 Writing for Online and Print Markets
MFA500 Writing Literary Fiction
MFA503 WRITING OUTSIDE THE BOX
MFA504 A LESSON IN VOICE AND EMOTIONAL FILTER
MFA505 The Homage or Tribute Story
MFA700 Narrative Design
MFA702 Subtext
MFA703 Maps of the Imagination
MFA704 THE ART OF TIME
MFA707 Art of Reading (and Writing)
MFA750 Writing Literary Fiction - Part One
MFA751 Writing Literary Fiction - Part Two
MFA752 Writing Literary Fiction - Part Three
MFA755 Writing Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Part 1
MFA801 Six Memos
MFA802 Introdcution to Metaphor and Workshop
MFAWS213 Sequencing Workshop

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