Writers' Village University
Writers' Educational Community
Writers Helping Writers Online Since 1995
"The first, the largest, and the best online university for writers."
Writers' Village University is more than a great place to learn how to write; it's a living, breathing community of writers from around the world. Education should be a life-long pursuit for beginning and experienced writers. At Writers' Village University, you'll get to know a community of friendly, helpful members who have made education an important part of their lives.
The "Village," as writers often refer to Writers' Village University, is a full-time support service and is always growing, offering new courses, seminars and special programs. As a member, you may take as many courses and workshops as you'd like. Many seminars are included too. You won't need to spend thousands of dollars on MFA programs, university creative writing courses and workshops like I've done. -- Best of all, you can fit courses to your schedule and pace. Programs are available for every level of writer. If you're a beginner, you won't have to worry about harsh, intimidating criticisms of your work. We prefer to encourage and build confidence. For more advanced writers, we provide guidelines that encourage detailed, constructive criticism with an emphasis on balance. We know it's just as important to point out the strong points in a writer's work as it is to suggest areas to improve.
-- RJ Hembree
Course dates are for group workshops. Members also have 24/7 access to WVU courses for independent study.
Last day for registration is the Saturday following start date.
February & March classes.
Classes starting February 19 Registration begins February 12
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by Melissa Anne
F130 Mythic Structure Part 1
B118 Time Management
F164 Single Effect Theory
Classes starting February 20 Registration begins February 13
MFA 103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence
Classes starting February 26 Registration begins February 19
F176 Writing Boosters - Story Starters #1
F108 Creativity in a Box
N132 So You Want to be a Travel Writer
P190 Poetry Triggers - A Library of Poems
Classes starting February 27 Registration begins February 20
MFA 105 Sentences: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy
Classes starting March 5 Registration begins February 26
B105 Punctuation, facilitated by Janet Smith
B112 Constructive Feedback
F148 Other Worlds in Science Fiction and Fantasy
N134 Writing & Marketing Magazine Articles
Classes starting March 6 Registration begins February 27
MFA 201 Discovering the Rose in the Rubble
Classes starting March 12 Registration begins March 5
B152 Let’s Add Emotion
F162 Character Driven Plots – the Big 5
N124 Writing for a Living
N102 Writing for the Web Part 2
Classes starting March 13 Registration begins March 6
MFA 202 Finding Triggers
Classes starting March 19 Registration begins March 12
C100 Comedy Writing Part 1
F264 Creature Character Development
P100 Rhythmic Words: A Beginner’s Guide to Poetic Forms
Classes starting March 20 Registration begins March 13
MFA 203 The Masks of Fiction
Classes starting March 26 Registration begins March 19
B132 Complex and Believable Characters
P302: Lead or Silver? Revising Your Poems
Classes starting March 27 Registration begins March 20
MFA 204 The Fiction Writer's Apprenticeship
WVU's Fiction MFA is back with added courses and more flexibility. New classes begin every Thursday. The MFA Foundation Series are 2-week courses. The Advanced MFA courses run between 2 and 18 weeks. You can now take courses individually at your own pace. Three levels are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced writers. All courses will run in rotation, so if you miss or can't complete one, you can jump in on the next round. MFA courses are free to all WVU Members.
Join Writers' Village University with full benefits
Try WVU for 60 Days - $30
Annual Memberships are $99 for the first year, then $69 to renew.
3-Year Memberships are $175.
Installment plans are available for 1-year and 3-year Memberships.
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WVU Course Schedule Updated for Feb/Mar 2014
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To get the latest updates, see the current issue of WVU This Week.
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What is it that makes a novel great? What is it that keeps you turning pages long after the sun goes down and the gentle call of slumber beckons? To be sure, a great novel has engaging characters, riveting tension and wondrous settings. But getting to that point has less to do with magic or a brilliant talent, and more to do with hard work and peer review.
Do you have a novel that you know has great potential to keep readers turning pages? Is it already on paper or just an idea? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work? Then you need to join the Novel Writer's group, and surround yourself with passionate writers willing to review and critique your work, so you can polish it into the brilliant gem it was meant to be.
There's no better time to join WVU than now, and there's no better place than the Novel Writer's group!
Join WVU today.
Writers' Village University offers the largest selection of online writing courses available anywhere. Our fiction courses range from beginning to advanced concepts. This year, we are proud to introduce our Advanced MFA Series. Learning the craft of writing is a lifelong adventure, and we strive to stay in the forefront with conventional, cross-disciplinary and forward-looking writing courses. Thanks to a vibrant writers community, and knowledgable volunteers, WVU is an affordable alternative to traditional universities and expensive writing courses. Writers Helping Writers has always been our guiding motto. This is as true today as it was in 1995, when we introduced the first online university for writers to the World Wide Web.