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.  

JUNE

L236 Faulkner Short Stories (Setting and POV) (June 05)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 06)
MFA379 Prose Poetry: On Theory (June 07)
L235 Hemingway Short Stories (Dialogue and Exposition) (June 12)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 13)
MFA156 Flash Fiction - Great Thoughts (June 14)
MFA212 What is a Plot? (June 14)
MFA702 Subtext (June 18)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 20)
MFA380 Prose Poetry: On Craft (June 21)
MFA510 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales (June 21)
L312 Julio Cortázar Shorts (June 26)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 27)
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (June 27)
MFA157 Flash Fiction - The Story in the Title (June 28)
MFA213 The Art of Sequencing (June 28)

JULY

B305 Dialogue - Expression (July 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 04)
B105 Punctuation, facilitated by Janet Smith (July 04)
MFA102 Sentence Structures: Propositions, Subtext and Syntax (July 05)
MFA054 Flash Nonfiction: Singular Moments - Against the Grain (July 05)
MFA755 Writing Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Part 1 (July 09)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 11)
MFA214 Describing and Withholding (July 12)
MFA158 Flash Fiction - Opening Up Your Writing (July 12)
L247 Kij Johnson - At the Mouth of the River of Bees (July 17)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 18)
MFA103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence (July 19)
B103 Grammar (July 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 25)
MFA404 Writing for Online and Print Markets (July 26)
MFA159 Flash Fiction - Smart Surprise (July 26)
MFA215 Inflection, Tone and Pitch (July 26)