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.  

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)