Fiction Writing Courses

Fiction 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.

 

F102: Romance Writing
F106 The Elements of Fiction
F108 Creativity In A Box
F110: Where Creativity Lives
F112 Character Development
F114: Dialogue
F116: Getting the Words Right
F120 The Fiction Query & Synopsis: tools and tips for marketing your novel
F122: Writing the Mystery Novel
F126: Story Structures
F128: Taking the Intimidation Out of Theme
F130: Mythic Structure Part 1
F132: Mythic Structure Part 2
F134: Mythic Structure Part 3
F136: Mythic Structure Part 4
F140: Short Story Workshop - Linear
F142 Short Story Workshop - Free Form
F144: Preparing for the Novel
F146: Let's Make A Scene
F148 Other Worlds in Science Fiction & Fantasy
F152 Horror Writing
F158: Beyond the Elements: Six Memos for the Next Millennium
F160 Lightness and Weight in Fiction
F162: Character-Driven Plots - The Big 5
F164: Single Effect Theory
F168: Demystifying the Writing Process - Part 1
F170 Demystifing the Writing Process Part 2
F174: Writing Booster Workshop - Opposites Attract and Repel #1
F176: Writing Boosters - Story Starters #1
F178: Writing Boosters - Recipe #2
F180: Writing Boosters - Writing with Rules #1
F182: Writing Boosters - Story Starter #2
F186: Writing Boosters - Story Starters 3
F188: Writing Boosters - Plot Limitations
F190: Writing Boosters - Recipe #16
F192: Writing Boosters - Plot Ideas
F194: Writing Boosters - Characters
F204 Introduction to Screenwriting
F206: Writing the Screenplay - Part I
F208: Writing the Screenplay – Part 2
F212: Heroes and Heroines
F214: Worlds Of Wonder
F216: Writing Boosters - Recipe #3
F218: Writing Boosters - Recipe #4
F220: Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Characters
F222: Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Smells
F224: Playwriting
F228: So, You Want to Build a Fictional World, Do You? Part 1
F230: So, You Want to Build a Fictional World, Do You? Part 2
F232: So, You Want to Build a Fictional World, Do You? Part 3
F236: Romancing the Plot Doctor
F242: Science Fiction Workshop
F244: Writing the Mystery Short Story
F246: Writing Historical Fiction
F253: Antiheroes
F255: Write Fright
F262 How To Write Killer Fiction
F264 Creature Character Development
F300 Crafting Stories for Children
F304 Writing and the Hero’s Journey
F306 Plot and Structure
F307 From Dream to Story
F310 Beginnings: Second Sentences
F311 Beginnings: How to Begin

 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

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

February

MFA204 The Fiction Writer's Apprenticeship (Feb 22)
L238 Alice Munro - Runaway (Feb 27)
F180: Writing Boosters - Writing with Rules #1 (Feb 28)
B101 WVU Orientation (Feb 28)

March

MFA302 The Quatrain Part 1 (Metrical Poetry Series) (Mar 01)
MFA174: Writing Flash Fiction (Mar 01)
MFA110 Syntax, Style and Grammar (Mar 01)
F142 Short Story Workshop - Free Form (Mar 07)
B101 WVU Orientation (Mar 07)
MFA205 Developing Characters (Mar 08)
MFA051 Flash Nonfiction: Image and Detail (Mar 08)
L143: Brave New World (Mar 13)
F300 Crafting Stories for Children (Mar 14)
B101 WVU Orientation (Mar 14)
MFA150 Introduction to Flash Fiction (Mar 15)
L246 Lydia Davis and Lucia Berlin (Short Story Workshop) (Mar 20)
L403 The Immense Journey - Loren Eiseley (Mar 20)
F164 The Single Effect Theory (Edgar Allan Poe) (Mar 21)
B101 WVU Orientation (Mar 21)
MFA206 Minor Characters (Mar 22)
L232 Kevin Moffett & Nam Le Short Stories (Mar 27)
L309 Their Eyes Were Watching God (Mar 27)
B101 WVU Orientation (Mar 28)
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (Mar 28)
MFA151 Flash Fiction Workshop: Vignettes (Mar 29)

April

N140 Writing the Memoir (Apr 04)
F188: Writing Boosters - Plot Limitations (Apr 04)
B103 Grammar (Apr 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (Apr 04)
MFA207 Setting and Character (Apr 05)
L230 Italo Calvino Short Stories (Apr 10)
F307 From Dream to Story (Apr 11)
B101 WVU Orientation (Apr 11)
MFA052 Flash Nonfiction: Voice, Sound and Language (Apr 12)
MFA152 Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (Apr 12)
B101 WVU Orientation (Apr 18)
MFA208 Difficult Characters (Apr 19)
MFA703 Maps of the Imagination (Apr 23)
L211 Poe and Hawthorne Short Works (Apr 24)
Fiction 190: Writing Boosters - Recipe #16 (Apr 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (Apr 25)
B105 Punctuation (Apr 25)
MFA153 Flash Fiction - The Myth-ing Link (Apr 26)
MFA403 Contemporary Writing Strategies (Apr 26)

MAY

L301 If on a winter's night a traveler (Calvino) (May 01)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 02)
B304 Adjectives and Adverbs - The Pros and Cons (May 02)
F192 Writing Boosters - Plot Ideas (1 Week) (May 02)
MFA209 Point of View Basics (May 03)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 09)
F242: Science Fiction Workshop (May 09)
MFA314 Japanese Poetic Forms (May 10)
MFA154 Flash Fiction Point of View and Voice (May 10)
L300 A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) (May 15)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 16)
B303 Point of View (May 16)
B107: The Writers' Way to Creativity (May 16)
P166 Poetry Triggers - Line Breaks in Poetry (May 16)
MFA210 The Art of First Person (May 17)
L234 Barth and Borges (Form and Content) (May 22)
F174: Writing Booster Workshop - Opposites Attract and Repel (May 23)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 23)
MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure (May 24)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 30)
P168 Poetry Triggers - Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1 (May 30)