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 from 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. A large percentage 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 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. 

We offer a wide variety of resources for writers, including reference tools, a bookstore and our Character Building Workshop.

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 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. 

MAY 2017

L300 A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) (May 16)

B107: The Writers' Way to Creativity (May 17)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 17)

P166 Poetry Triggers - Line Breaks in Poetry (May 17)

MFA210 The Art of First Person (May 18)

MFA05 The Contemplative Essay (May 18)

L234 Barth and Borges (Form and Content) (May 23)

F174: Writing Booster Workshop - Opposites Attract and Repel (May 24)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 24)

MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure (May 25)

MFA752 Writing Literary Fiction - Part Three (May 29)

F178 Writing Boosters - Recipe #2 (May 31)

B101 WVU Orientation (May 31)

P168 Poetry Triggers - Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1 (May 31)

 

JUNE 2017

MFA155 Flash Fiction - One Page Fictions (June 01)

MFA211 The Art of Third Person (June 01)

L236 Faulkner Short Stories (Setting and POV) (June 06)

B101 WVU Orientation (June 07)

MFA212 What is a Plot? (June 08)

L235 Hemingway Short Stories (Dialogue and Exposition) (June 13)

B101 WVU Orientation (June 14)

MFA156 Flash Fiction - Great Thoughts (June 15)

MFA702 Subtext (June 19)

L116: Virginia Woolf - Short Works (June 20)

B101 WVU Orientation (June 21)

B302 Giving Feedback (June 21)

MFA404 Writing for Online and Print Markets (June 22)

MFA510 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales (June 22)

L312 Julio Cortázar Shorts (June 27)

F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (June 28)

B101 WVU Orientation (June 28)

B103 Grammar (June 28)

MFA213 The Art of Sequencing (June 29)

MFA157 Flash Fiction - The Story in the Title (June 29)