MEMBER BENEFITS

At the heart of WVU is an active, supportive writing community representing all levels of writing skills and interest. Our members represent over 100 countries from across the globe; the majority have been with us 5 to 15 years. Most join for the courses, but stay for the groups.

WVU Site Guides are available to help members get started. Our site guides are knowledgeable WVU Volunteers who love helping other writers.

Within WVU are many writing groups and workshops. Each has its own specialty, personality and writing goals. New members will always find a home in our community. WVU currently has 30 active writing groups for beginning to advanced writers.

Over 200 writing courses and workshops are included at no extra charge to members. New courses start weekly. Classes may be taken at scheduled times with fellow members, or as self-study courses anytime.

Unique Courses: WVU has the largest selection of online writing courses. While many of our classes cover traditional elements of the writing craft, we also teach advanced concepts not found in other schools, giving our members the edge needed to excel in their craft. Many of our members have become published authors since joining WVU.

Our interactive classrooms are easy to use, intuitive and require no special software. Quick help is always available if needed. 

Included is an extensive array of communication tools for members, including forums, private messaging, inter-community mailbox, chat rooms, and personal profile pages where members may share their successes, photos and videos.

Quick, friendly support is readily available whenever needed. Help requests are often responded to within minutes by WVU volunteers. Our FAQs, Knowledge Base and Support Forum cover most questions, so answers are always easy to find. 

Currently, we're introducing a new line of advanced courses inspired by traditional university MFA programs, but without the expensive tuition. Our MFA courses are included with memberships. The course are 2-18 weeks long, are flexible, and fit busy schedules. New courses are added and updated regularly to meet the demands of changing interests and markets. 

Join WVU TodayAnnual Memberships are $99 for the first year & $69 to renew.

 

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)