Nonfiction Writing Courses

Nonfiction 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.

 

MFA01 THE GENTLE ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY

MFA02 THE PERSONAL (NOT PRIVATE) ESSAY

MFA03 WRITING THE MEMOIR ESSAY

MFA04 The Classically Modern Essay

MFA05 The Contemplative Essay

MFA050 Flash Nonfiction: Form

MFA051 Flash Nonfiction: Image and Detail

MFA052 Flash Nonfiction: Voice, Sound and Language

MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure

MFA054 Flash Nonfiction: Singular Moments - Against the Grain

MFA102 Sentence Structures: Propositions, Subtext and Syntax

MFA103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence

MFA105 Tough, Sweet and Stuffy

MFA106 Short Sentences

MFA110 Syntax, Style and Grammar

MFA112 Writing Better Sentences

MFA216 Voice and Style

MFA219 The Purpose and Practice of Revision

MFA220 Editing and Polishing

MFA400 Nonfiction: Telling True Stories

MFA401 Nonfiction: Invitation and Narrative

MFA402: Finding, Researching, and Reporting Topics

N100 Writing for the Web 1

N102 Writing for the Web 2

N104 Writing Short Non-Fiction Part 1

N106: Writing Short Non-fiction Part 2

N108: Writing Articles Part 1

N110: Writing Articles Part 2

N112 Writing for Magazines Part 1

N114: Writing for Magazines Part 2

N116: Writing for Magazines Part 3

N120: News Writing Part

N124 Writing for a Living

N124 Writing for a Living

N128: Writing From the Heart

N132: So, You Want to be a Travel Writer

N134 Writing and Marketing Magazine Articles

N138: Delving A Little Deeper Into Nature Writing

N140: Writing the Memoir

N142: Journal-Keeping

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

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

NOVEMBER

L307 Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) (Nov 21)

B154 Finding Your Voice (Nov 22)

MFA233 Cliffhangers and Thrusters (Nov 23)

MFA256 Conflict and Change (Nov 23)

L402 C. S. Lewis on Literature (Nov 28)

MFA168 Flash Fiction - Flash in a Pan (Nov 30)

DECEMBER

B105 Punctuation (Dec 06)

B302 Giving Feedback (Dec 06)

MFA234 Epilogues (Dec 07)

MFA257 Cause & Effect (Dec 07)

B103 Grammar (Dec 13)

B101 WVU Orientation (Dec 13)

MFA169 Flash Fiction - Expose Yourself (Dec 14)

MFA258 Undermining Your Characters' Best-Laid Plans (Dec 21)

F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (Dec 27)

JANUARY

L304 The Death of Ivan Ilych - Tolstoy (Jan 02)

F108 Creativity In A Box (Jan 03)

B305 Dialogue - Expression (Jan 03)

P162: Poetry Triggers: Using Seasons as a Source of Inspiration (Jan 03)

MFA201 Discovering the Rose in the Rubble (Jan 04)

MFA170 Flash Fiction - Load-bearing Sentences (Jan 04)

MFA706 The Difficult Imagination - after innovative writing Part 1 (Jan 08)

MFA700 Narrative Design (Jan 08)

F176 Writing Boosters - Story Starters #1 (Jan 10)

MFA050 Flash Nonfiction: Form (Jan 11)

F264 Creature Character Development (Jan 17)

MFA202 Triggers (Jan 18)

MFA171 Flash Fiction - Editing and Revising (Jan 18)

F110 Where Creativity Lives (Jan 24)

MFA112 Writing Better Sentences (Jan 25)

L242 Katherine Mansfield Short Story (Jan 30)

L308 One Hundred Years of Solitude (Jan 30)

F182: Writing Boosters - Story Starter #2 (Jan 31)

FEBRUARY

MFA172 Flash Fiction - Fixed-Form Narratives (Feb 01)

MFA400 Nonfiction: Telling True Stories (Feb 01)

L243 Kate Chopin Short Stories (Feb 06)

B103 Grammar (Feb 07)

F120 The Fiction Query & Synopsis: tools and tips for marketing your novel (Feb 07)

MFA203 The Mask of Fiction (Feb 08)

L401 Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Joan Didion (Feb 13)

B105 Punctuation (Feb 14)

F160 Lightness and Weight in Fiction (Feb 14)

MFA173 Flash Fiction: Doing More with Less (Feb 15)

L200 Proust & Flaubert - Short Works (Feb 20)

F126 Story Structures (Feb 21)

F204 Introduction to Screenwriting (Feb 21)

MFA204 The Fiction Writer's Apprenticeship (Feb 22)

L238 Alice Munro - Runaway (Feb 27)