The Next Chapter of Your Life Starts Here.
The Novelry is a worldwide professional writing school. Whether you're a beginner or an old hand, we offer kindly support to complete the book you've always wanted to write. Enjoy daily guidance on a beautiful interactive platform. With bestselling author tutors to see you through to the completion of a wonderful book. The Founder and Course Director is a Booker Prize list author.
The home of happy writing.
Story, Story, Story.
It's our focus that makes the difference.
From the idea to the last draft.
Publishers want stories. Readers want stories.
A good story (almost) writes itself.
We'll get your story straight from the start.
The Book in a Year Plan.
The Best Year of Your Life. Start and Complete a Novel in 2021.
Welcome to the no-fear novel. From a confident start to a happy ending. Create, write and complete a manuscript to publishing standard. Your tutor will oversee your progress to ensure you stay on track. We submit your work, when it's ready, to leading literary agents. While we offer a number of different courses (scroll down), most opt for this. The best route to becoming a published author.
Save money with our best value bundled packages and VIP support. The Novel Kickstarter Plan. The Novel Development Plan and The Book in a Year Plan.
The Individual Online Writing Courses.
Choose your course. Start today.
1. The Classic Course
In search of a big story idea? Your story starts here. Plan a novel for adults or children. Learn how the bestselling stories work in 45 inspiring lessons. From £129 or $165.
2. The Ninety Day Novel Course ®
Ready to write a novel? Looking to overhaul some old material? Over 100 lessons will guide your writing step-by-step to 'The End'. Personal sessions online with your author tutor will keep you confident and on track to finish that novel. Write and complete a novel. From £199 or $269 per month for 3 months.
3. The Editing Course
Revise the manuscript to pitch-perfect publishing standard. Prepare your novel for success with our winning formula. Become a published author. From £95 or $125.
Q. Which course should I take?
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Prize-winning, Bestselling Author Tutors.
Choose your tutor to guide you through completing your book. You'll get the personal guidance you need customized to your novel. We are committed to your success. (And we love what we do!)
Founder and tutor mentor.
Author, Louise Dean has won The Betty Trask Prize and Le Prince Maurice Prize, been nominated for The Guardian First Book Prize, and longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award and the Booker Prize. She is a finalist for the Costa Coffee 2020 Short Story Award.
Her novels have been published internationally by Penguin Randomhouse, Simon & Schuster and others and praised by fellow authors Ali Smith and the Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee.
Author and tutor mentor.
Katie Khan’s first novel, Hold Back the Stars, was published in the UK by Penguin Random House and in the U.S. by Simon & Schuster in 2017, and has been translated into twenty-one languages around the world. Katie’s second novel, The Light Between Us, was published by Penguin Random House in 2018. A major motion movie of Hold Back the Stars is in the works at studio Lionsgate.
Author and tutor mentor.
Emylia Hall's first novel, The Book of Summers, was published in the UK by Headline, and was one of the bestselling debuts of the year. It was a Richard and Judy Bookclub selection and went on to be voted the favourite read of the summer by readers. It was translated into eight languages.A Heart Bent Out of Shape was published in 2013 and won the Novelicious Book of the Year Award. The Sea Between Us followed in 2015 and The Thousand Lights Hotel in 2017.
Author and tutor mentor.
Kate Riordan is the author of four novels and short stories. The Girl in the Photograph was a Sunday Times bestseller, published by Penguin in 2015. It was Penguin's bestselling e-book that summer. The Shadow Hour was published in 2016. The Stranger followed in 2018 and was a Top Ten Red Magazine choice of that year. Published in September 2020, The Heatwave was a must-read Richard and Judy Book Club Thriller pick. A tense psychological thriller, set in Provence, it went to No.1 in the Apple Fiction Chart.
Author and tutor mentor.
Polly's first novel, Boy in the Tower, was published in 2014 by Random House Children's Publishers, and nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Her second novel Where Monsters Lie was published in 2016 and her third novel, Fly Me Home, was published in 2017. Both of these novels were also nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her new novel, her adult debut, Dark Lullaby, explores a dystopian future.
Bestselling Author Sessions.
Members can join us for live sessions with world-class authors or view the sessions on our fabulous Catch-Up TV at The Novelry. Our box set includes David Nicholls, Mark Billingham, Jessie Burton, Louise Doughty, Kate Harmer, Paula Hawkins, Ruth Ware, and more.
In Association with Leading Global Literary Agencies.
The Novelry pitches your work to global literary agencies. This is the fast track to getting published.
Our agency friends look forward to reading manuscripts from writers of The Novelry due to the high standard of work from our course graduates. Join us and achieve your ambition to be an author with a publishing contract.
Welcome home, writers.
The Worldwide Community for Novelists.
We are a vibrant, warm-hearted, online novelists' community open 24 hours a day worldwide, from Alaska to Adelaide, with writers in every genre, every time zone, every stage and every age.
We offer all the resources and support a professional novelist could want. Live writing classes with world-famous, bestselling authors available as box set 'catch up' TV. Regular live classes. Encouragement, inspiration and advice.
You'll receive a very warm welcome the moment you join us. You'll love being part of The Novelry.
The “Life-changing” Courses with Five Star Reviews.
Most serious writers take courses or apprenticeships with published authors.
Stephen King learnt from John Gould. Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Anne Enright, Gillian Flynn and Tracy Chevalier all took classes. The list is long. Few are the authors who didn't study their craft. Learn from an acclaimed author. Write with confidence.
Our Positive Teaching Method.
At the heart of The Novelry is our positive teaching method. We offer a collaborative environment, not a competitive environment. We believe all writers, at all stages of their career, are always learning their craft. We work as comrades. It takes a working writer to have the humility and sense to practise gentle, positive care. We want the best for you and your story. Our one-to-one sessions with our writers are lively and exciting. We love what we do.
We will help you grow as a writer and build your skills and confidence. Don't take risks with your work. Come on over to The Novelry. It's a safe place, and we get far better results faster with our positive and collaborative teaching method.
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