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
WVU This Week November 20, 2013
Quote of the Week
"I never stopped reading."
Doris Lessing (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
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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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Course dates are for group workshops.
Members also have 24/7 access to WVU courses for independent study.
Classes starting October 23 Registration begins October 16
B113 Constructive Feedback, facilitated by Melissa Anne
B128 Opening Hooks
F102 Romance Writing Part B Lessons 5-8
F126 Story Structures
F178 Writing Boosters - Recipe #2
Classes starting October 24 Registration begins October 17
MFA 209 Point of View Basics
Classes starting October 30 Registration begins October 23
N112 Writing for Magazines Part 1
F212 Heroes and Heroines (Sixteen Master Archetypes)
N124 Writing for a Living
F216 Writing Boosters - Recipe #3
Classes starting October 31 Registration begins October 24
MFA 210 The Art of First Person
Classes starting November 6 Registration begins October 30
B154 Finding Your Voice
F148 Other Worlds in Science Fiction and Fantasy
F160 Lightness and Weight in Fiction
F220 Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Characters
Classes starting November 7 Registration begins October 31
MFA 211 The Art of Third Person
Classes starting November 13 Registration begins November 6
B122 Libel and Permission
F108 Creativity In A Box
F120 The Fiction Query & Synopsis: tools and tips for marketing your novel
F300 Crafting Stories for Children
Classes starting November 14 Registration begins November 7
MFA 212 What is a Plot?
Classes starting November 20 Registration begins November 13
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by MelissaAnne
B134 Proper Intertwining of Plot and Character
C118 Comedy Workshop: Working With Analyzation
N114 Writing for Magazines Part 2, Prerequisite Part 1
Classes starting November 21 Registration begins November 14
MFA 213 The Art of Sequencing
Classes starting November 27 Registration begins November 20
B114 Point of View & Related Topics
B132 Complex and Believable Characters
F102 Romance Writing Part C Lessons 9-12
F146 Let's Make A Scene
F162 Character Driven Plots - The Big 5
Classes starting November 28 Registration begins November 21
MFA 214 Describing and Withholding
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.
WVU Course Schedule Updated for Oct. - Nov.
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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.