Writers' Educational Community
Writers Helping Writers Since 1995

The first, the largest, the best online university for writers.

 

Writers' Village University is more than a great place to learn how to write; it's a living, breathing community of writers from around the world. Education should be a life-long pursuit for beginning and experienced writers. At Writers' Village University, you'll get to know a community of friendly, helpful members who have made education an important part of their lives.

The "Village," as members refer to Writers' Village University, is a full-time support service. We offer over 300 writing courses and add new classes regularly. As a member, you may take as many courses and workshops as you'd like. It’s all included with your membership. Certificate Programs and Writing Groups are available for every level of writer. If you're a beginner, you won't have to worry about harsh, intimidating criticisms of your work. We prefer to encourage and build confidence. For advanced writers, we provide workshop guidelines that encourage detailed, constructive criticism with an emphasis on craft and author intent. 

 

WVU

B101 WVU Orientation
(November 23, 2022)

MFA103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence
(November 24, 2022)

B101 WVU Orientation
(November 30, 2022)

MFA168 Flash Fiction - Flash in a Pan
(December 01, 2022)

MFA256 Conflict and Change
(December 01, 2022)

B101 WVU Orientation
(December 07, 2022)

MFA169 Flash Fiction - Expose Yourself
(December 15, 2022)

MFA257 Cause & Effect
(December 15, 2022)

B101 WVU Orientation
(December 28, 2022)

MFA259 Setups to Payoffs
(December 29, 2022)

MFA170 Flash Fiction - Load-bearing Sentences
(December 29, 2022)

MFA050 Flash Nonfiction: Form
(December 29, 2022)

MFA700 Narrative Design
(January 02, 2023)

MFA756: Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Workshop
(January 02, 2023)

L308 One Hundred Years of Solitude
(January 03, 2023)

F176 Writing Boosters - Story Starters #1
(January 04, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(January 04, 2023)

MFA368: Experiment and the Tradition
(January 05, 2023)

MFA201 Discovering the Rose in the Rubble
(January 05, 2023)

L106: Anton Chekhov Short Stories
(January 10, 2023)

F178 Writing Boosters - Recipe #2
(January 11, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(January 11, 2023)

MFA171 Flash Fiction - Editing and Revising
(January 12, 2023)

L418 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
(January 17, 2023)

MFA112 Writing Better Sentences
(January 19, 2023)

MFA202 Triggers
(January 19, 2023)

MFA260 Flashbacks, Subplots, and Foreshadowing
(January 19, 2023)

MFA172 Flash Fiction - Fixed-Form Narratives
(January 26, 2023)

L403 The Immense Journey - Loren Eiseley
(January 31, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(February 01, 2023)

MFA203 The Mask of Fiction
(February 02, 2023)

MFA051 Flash Nonfiction: Image and Detail
(February 02, 2023)

L134 Huckleberry Finn
(February 07, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(February 08, 2023)

F108 Creativity In A Box
(February 08, 2023)

MFA261 The Writer's Brain
(February 09, 2023)

MFA173 Flash Fiction: Doing More with Less
(February 09, 2023)

L301 If on a winter's night a traveler (Calvino)
(February 14, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(February 15, 2023)

MFA204 The Fiction Writer's Apprenticeship
(February 16, 2023)

MFA369: The Perennial Themes
(February 16, 2023)

MFA174: Writing Flash Fiction
(February 23, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(March 01, 2023)

MFA110 Syntax, Style and Grammar
(March 02, 2023)

MFA400 Nonfiction: Telling True Stories
(March 02, 2023)

L401 Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Joan Didion
(March 07, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(March 08, 2023)

MFA205 Developing Characters
(March 09, 2023)

MFA802 Introduction to Conceptual Metaphor
(March 13, 2023)

L232 Kevin Moffett & Nam Le Short Stories
(March 14, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(March 15, 2023)

MFA150 Introduction to Flash Fiction
(March 16, 2023)

MFA052 Flash Nonfiction: Voice, Sound and Language
(March 16, 2023)

L233 Chekhov Short Stories (Form and Setting)
(March 21, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(March 22, 2023)

MFA206 Minor Characters
(March 23, 2023)

L303 The Great Gatsby
(April 04, 2023)

MFA207 Setting and Character
(April 06, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(April 12, 2023)

MFA703 Maps of the Imagination
(April 17, 2023)

L200 Proust & Flaubert - Short Works
(April 18, 2023)

B116 Revising and Editing
(April 19, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(April 19, 2023)

MFA403 Contemporary Writing Strategies
(April 20, 2023)

MFA350 Understanding and Writing Poetry
(April 20, 2023)

L312 Julio Cortázar Shorts
(April 25, 2023)

B101 WVU Orientation
(April 26, 2023)

MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure
(April 27, 2023)