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Finish Your Book Faster With Courses, Coaching and Community

 

Have you got a book in you, but you’re not sure where to start? Do you struggle with plotting and structure? How do you break into the publishing world anyway? If only writing was just about the writing! Becoming a published author is not so much about your writing style, life experience or contacts; it’s about storytelling.

 

We put story first with our unique approach to writing fiction.

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned writer, if you would like the confidence to write a book that readers will love, our online creative writing courses will power you through the writing process all the way to The End. Our team offer a wealth of publishing expertise as award-winning, bestselling authors and experienced editors from the Big Five major publishing houses.

Whats more, we can help you get a world-class literary agent to see you through to publishing contracts and into the bookstores.

Youll enjoy happy writing with our live classes and coaching. Come for the courses, stay for the community!

 

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Courses

Learn world-class creative writing skills with the self paced courses created by a Booker Prize-listed award winning author.

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Coaching

Develop your story with one-to-one coaching sessions with bestselling authors.

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Community

Join the lively worldwide writing community for online writing classes and guest events.

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Get in-depth and comprehensive feedback on your writing from publishing professionals.

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Publishing Editors

Prepare for publishing with professional editors formerly of Penguin Random House other major publishing houses.

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Literary Agents Fast-track

Secure world-class literary agency representation with our fast-track submission service.

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Courses

Your courses are fully online with exciting lessons, directed writing tasks, and step-by-step guidance delivered by text, video and downloads on a beautiful learning platform. Youll learn how to write a compelling story using a broad range of creative writing techniques and the creative writing process of famous authors. You’ll get time-saving shortcuts and tools to help you plan and plot your novel and our interactive learning platform means we keep track of your progress as you write with our one-hour-a-day method.

Get your words flowing with the inspirational creative writing courses created and directed by Booker-listed author, Louise Dean

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Coaching 

To accompany your course plan, youll work closely with a successful bestselling published author to reach your creative writing goals in one to one live coaching sessions devoted to you and your story. Think of it as a once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship.

Unlike other creative writing courses, we don’t workshop your novel or offer it up for peer-group critique at first draft, saving you time and setbacks. The development of your story will happen within a relationship of trust and expertise.

Your writing coach will help you with plot and character development to put the building blocks of your story in place step by step and keep you motivated and supported while you finish your first draft. Then, you’ll work with publishing editors formerly of the world’s major publishing houses to raise your story to publishing standards for submission to our literary agency partners.

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Community

You’ll find yourself warmly welcomed into a safe and supportive space to write in good company. Sign up for our live creative writing classes and join live events every week. Enjoy sessions with publishing industry professionals to get the inside track on the fiction market today. All part of a lively program of writing classes with a friendly online community of writers in every time zone. Where writing is serious fun, daily.

Explore our vast collection of creative writing resources and recorded writing classes with famous authors at our Catch Up TV area. Watch masterclasses with the big names of fiction like Meg Rosoff, Paula Hawkins, Sophie Kinsella, David Nicholls, Jessie Burton, Tess Gerritsen, Val McDermid, Kristen Hannah and so many more. 

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Creative Writing Success Stories at The Novelry

Loved by writers, The Novelry is the home of happy writing with the world’s favourite creative writing courses.

Becky Hunter

Corvus
Grand Central

 

Atlantic imprint Corvus has signed One Moment, the ‘heart-wrenching and uplifting’ debut novel by Becky Hunter.

US rights were sold to Grand Central, Hachette, in a significant six-figure two-book pre-empt while German rights have gone to Droemer Knaur in a four-way auction. Publishing director Sarah Hodgson at Corvus acquired UK and Commonwealth rights as part of a two-book deal.

 

 

Rebecca Ley

Orion Books

 

Rebecca Ley is the author of two novels published by Orion, Hachette.

‘Wonderfully assured.’ The Times
‘Pass the tissues...’
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‘Beautifully written.’
 The Sun
‘Prepare for heartbreak.’
 Woman & Home
‘Brilliant.’ 
Bella

 

 

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Puffin Books

 

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is the author of eight books for children. She was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2022 and voted one of The Times Best Books of 2020.

‘Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a lawyer who became a children’s author and she has a talent for taking the big subjects and making them accessible to young readers.’ The BookBag Blog
‘Essential reading for young people.’ 
BookTrust

 

 

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Recommended by World-Class Literary Agencies

The fast track to get you published.

Our creative writing course program offers an onward journey for the writer seeking a career as a published author. We offer a carefully planned submissions process to achieve literary agency representation for our writing course graduates. We are the creative writing course recommended by the world-class literary agencies who work with the Big Five major publishers.

Our partner literary agencies represent bestselling and award-winning authors like Philip Pullman, Michael Ondaatje, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, Madeleine Miller, Celeste Ng, Gail Honeyman, Richard Osman, Paula Hawkins, J.M Coetzee, Jacqueline Wilson and many more famous names.

When you sign up for The Finished Novel Course we can take you all the way through to representation with our carefully managed submissions process for our creative writing course graduates.

Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency
David Higham Associates
Mushens Entertainment
United Agents
Trident Media Group
The Book Group
Peters, Fraser + Dunlop
Janklow & Nesbit Associates
The Soho Agency
Jane Rotrosen Agency, NYC
Inkwell Management
A.M. Heath
DHH Literary Agency
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Watson, Little
Bell Lomax Moreton
Eve White Literary Agency
Aevitas Creative Management
Johnson & Alcock
Greene & Heaton
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Only one book will change your life. Yours.  

“From the initial idea for my novel to the point of getting agent representation, The Novelry were on hand with support and advice. The dream was always to get an agent and so to receive interest from several was mind-blowing – to have Madeleine Milburn within that list was more than I could have hoped for. I’m thrilled!”

—Carla Jenkins

Enjoy the magical experience of creative writing at The Novelry. 

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What makes our online writing courses different?

Coaching, Courses, Community.

The comprehensive care and support of every writer to achieve your full potential.

These are the online creative writing courses taught by some of the world’s most accomplished writers in the English language. Our coaching team of experienced writers offers a flexible schedule of one to one Zoom classes. One of the perks of our writing course programs is that you can book coaching with any author you want, when you want. Our team-based collaborative approach to our care of writers means will help you stay on track to finish your book no matter where your story takes you. We are known as the finishing school for fiction writers and we are home to aspiring and published authors worldwide. Beginners are very warmly welcomed - no bad habits!

We meet regularly as authors and editors to focus on your story as a team sharing our combined experience and expertise to help you develop your story. Each and every writers journey is at the heart of what we offer. Whenever you meet online with your dedicated writing coach or an editor, you will be getting the benefit of our combined thoughts. We are passionate about what we do and we dont leave your success to chance.

 

A Structured Program

The Classic Course
Ninety Day Novel
The Big Edit

 

Unlike many courses, we offer live online writing classes and creative writing coaching with a focus on a practical outcome for a creative writing career. Whether you’re writing for adults, young adults or a children’s book, you’ll move rapidly beyond a basic understanding of writing within days of starting our three-stage creative writing course program.

Our courses begin with the basic building blocks of plot structure and character development before you start the novel writing process. Writers work through the self paced online writing classes to learn creative writing techniques with a broad range of exciting contemporary reading material to develop great writing skills quickly to write a first draft. You’ll be served an inspirational and motivational writing lesson a day to guide you every step of the way.

Self-Paced Flexible Plans

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Our course plans allow you to take the courses at your own pace with immediate access to all lessons. You will begin with the basic building blocks of plot structure and character development before you start the novel writing process. Writers work through the self paced online writing classes to learn creative writing techniques with a broad range of exciting contemporary reading material to develop great writing skills quickly to write a first draft. You’ll be served an inspirational and motivational writing lesson a day to guide you every step of the way.

You’ll be invited to join special drop-in weekly writing classes suited to your creative writing specialization, tackling specific issues like character development by fiction genre, with a smaller class size to allow you to get to know and write with your fellow writers.

A Professional Path to Publishing

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Leading Literary Agencies

 

Our online writing course program covers the complete writing journey through the revision process to produce writing to the standard required to become a full time writer. You’ll edit your writing at your own pace with professional editors to attain creative writing standards that few online writing courses offer, culminating in a full manuscript assessment if you have chosen The Finished Novel Course. And when your manuscript is ready, you can look forward to submission to the world’s leading literary agencies.

You’ll find the flexible schedule of our self paced online courses combined with coaching and online writing classes afford a personal experience that will enrich your life and reward your fiction writing with a finished novel and a sense of real achievement.

When’s the start date? Today! You can join other writers on our self paced online creative writing courses right now and begin building your story skills with our foundation course in story telling. You’ll go on to start writing a first draft of your story, and edit it and revise it to publishing standards.For those keen to learn creative writing with a view to becoming a published author, we recommend our most popular program The Finished Novel Course.

Whether you’re completely new to creative writing, considering a creative writing specialization, or seeking to move beyond short stories, creative nonfiction, TV, screenwriting or play scripts, you’ll learn creative writing skills that surpass most writing courses.

You’ll find the flexible schedule of our self paced online courses combined with coaching and online writing classes afford a personal experience that will enrich your life and reward your fiction writing with a finished novel and a sense of real achievement.

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Only one book will change your life. Yours.  

“From the initial idea for my novel to the point of getting agent representation, The Novelry were on hand with support and advice. The dream was always to get an agent and so to receive interest from several was mind-blowing – to have Madeleine Milburn within that list was more than I could have hoped for. I’m thrilled!”

—Carla Jenkins

Enjoy the magical experience of creative writing at The Novelry. 

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