The Writing Course to Get Published
We grow writers
We're the online writing school preferred and recommended by leading literary agencies. We grow writers. From idea to a book in a year.
Write your novel in the care of bestselling, award-winning authors and publishing professionals. From coming up with an idea to putting pen to paper through to producing that beautiful last draft, we'll be at your side every step of the way. Our uniquely effective courses were created by our founder, a Booker Prize-listed, award-winning author, Louise Dean.
Discover ground-breaking techniques to plot and structure your story for literary and commercial success. Develop outstanding storytelling skills. Our team will help you stay on track. You'll be welcomed into a thriving community with weekly online writing classes and events. We look forward to you becoming one of our success stories.
The Online Writing Courses With Published Author Tutors
A working friendship to guide you and keep you motivated to stay on track
We're passionate about writing fiction and we love working with writers to create exciting stories and see them through to finding publishers. Whether you're aiming for a contract with a major publisher, to self-publish or to write a story for your family, we'll make a plan to get you there.
You'll be able to choose your preferred author tutor for your one-to-one video sessions when you sign up for one of our Book in a Year ® plans. Schedule the working sessions to fit into your life. All lessons recorded for you to keep. We'll ensure you get off to a good start and use your time wisely to write in the direction of your ambition. This time, you'll crack it.
The Online Course With the Onward Path
So much more than online writing courses, our course graduates go on to secure leading literary agents.
We work with world-class literary agencies seeking exciting new writing talent. Recognizing the quality of our graduates' writing, they prioritise our submissions and respond fast – typically within days. We have secured representation for our writers with agencies like United Agents, PF+D, Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency and others. If you mean business as a writer, we can introduce you to the best agents to get you a publishing contract and even license your work for TV and film.
“A wonderful organisation for aspiring writers, and we’re thrilled to work with them!”
Madeleine Milburn, Director of Madeleine Milburn Literary TV & Film Agency representing award-winning and bestselling authors of adult and children’s fiction who feature on The Sunday Times, New York Times and international bestseller lists.
What makes us different?
Wolrd-class courses. We offer structured, self-paced writing courses online with lessons timed to coincide intuitively with writing your book step-by-step. You'll be inspired and motivated by the interactive course materials. With more five-star reviews than any other writing course online.
An encouraging, non-competitive collaborative environment. Our one-to-one personal approach begins with you and your story. We never lose sight of who you are and what you'd like to achieve.
Choose your bestselling author tutor and enjoy custom coaching in online sessions at times to suit you.
Get feedback on your work with professional publishing editors with experience working with major bestselling authors.
Get published with our planned pathway to submit your work to our leading literary agency partners.
A supportive active writing group. Drop into the weekly writing classes with bestselling authors, literary agents and publishing professionals. You'll be able to work in small workshop groups perfect for your writing in every genre of fiction.
Live the writing life.
Sign up and start today.
The Book in a Year
Write from the idea to the very end of your book with our 4-step program and complete a novel to publishing standard to get pitched to the world's leading literary agencies.
The Finished Novel Course
Our alternative to a creative writing MA or MFA. A fully online course with monthly one-to-one feedback sessions with our authors and editors towards a fully edited manuscript.
The Writing Group For Serious Writers
(That's a lot of fun!)
Writing Classes with Bestselling Authors
Drop into a writers' workshop, stop by our weekly story clinic or come with a glass of wine or a coffee to the Sunday writers' chats with the Founder. Our writing group is open 24/7 worldwide. Use our online workshop to develop your pitch or synopsis with our editorial team or get feedback on your first chapter from your fellow writers.
Find your tribe with our special writing groups for crime and suspense thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, young adult, children's fiction, literary fiction, women's fiction, and memoir.
Live sessions with world-class authors and literary agents run regularly. Catch up with the recorded masterclasses with authors like Louise Doughty and Mark Billingham. Our boxset includes David Nicholls, Jessie Burton, Val McDermid, Paula Hawkins, Rachel Edwards, Ruth Ware, Lucy Foley, Harriet Tyce, Mike Gayle and many more.
We are the home of happy writing.
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