Nonfiction Writing Courses

Nonfiction Writing Classes 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

MFA216 Voice and Style

MFA219 The Purpose and Practice of Revision

MFA220 Editing and Polishing

MFA400 Nonfiction: Telling True Stories

MFA401 Nonfiction: Invitation and Narrative

MFA402: Finding, Researching, and Reporting Topics

N100 Writing for the Web 1

N102 Writing for the Web 2

N104 Writing Short Non-Fiction Part 1

N106: Writing Short Non-fiction Part 2

N108: Writing Articles Part 1

N110: Writing Articles Part 2

N112 Writing for Magazines Part 1

N114: Writing for Magazines Part 2

N116: Writing for Magazines Part 3

N120: News Writing Part

N124 Writing for a Living

N124 Writing for a Living

N128: Writing From the Heart

N132: So, You Want to be a Travel Writer

N134 Writing and Marketing Magazine Articles

N138: Delving A Little Deeper Into Nature Writing

N140: Writing the Memoir

N142: Journal-Keeping

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

 New Classes Begin Every Week.
All courses are free to members.  

MFA756: Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Workshop (October 16)
L300 A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) (October 17)
B101 WVU Orientation (October 18)
B103 Grammar (October 18)
N142 Journal-Keeping (October 18)
MFA04 The Classically Modern Essay (October 19)
MFA165 Flash Fiction - Getting the Lead Out (October 19)
F162 Character Driven Plots - The Big 5 (October 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (October 25)
MFA254 Protagonist Inner Issues (October 26)
MFA 231 Art & Artifice (October 26)
L306 Swann's Way - Proust (October 31)
B304 Adjectives and Adverbs - The Pros and Cons (Nov 01)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 01)
MFA05 The Contemplative Essay (Nov 02)
MFA166 Flash Fiction - Prose Poetry (Nov 02)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 08)
MFA255 Story Is in the Specifics (Nov 09)
MFA232 Backstory (Nov 09)
L311 W. W. Jacobs Short Stories (1 Week) (Nov 14)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 15)
B303 Point of View (Nov 15)
MFA167 Flash Fiction - Put Yourself in Danger (Nov 16)
L307 Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) (Nov 21)
B154 Finding Your Voice (Nov 22)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 22)
MFA256 Conflict and Change (Nov 23)
L402 C. S. Lewis on Literature (Nov 28)
B101 WVU Orientation (Nov 29)
MFA168 Flash Fiction - Flash in a Pan (Nov 30)