Are you ready to write a book?

Our creative writing courses will give you everything you need to start, write and complete your book. The inspiring daily writing lessons online will guide you step by step. Enjoy live support from author Louise Dean and our warm-hearted writers' group.



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The Novelry

Our mission to make it possible for everyone to write novels. Even the busiest people can get their novels done using our unique method based on the techniques and practices of the great writers. Begin with planning your book with 'The Classic' course. Pace your progress with the famous 'Ninety Day Novel ® ' course. Then sail to successful submission to agents and publishers with our 'Editing Your Novel' course. Happy writing.
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If you need to develop an idea and plan a book...

Our Classic Course will lead you through the process using the world-building methods and techniques of the all time bestseller writers, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and more. Suitable for any genre. Discover the story you were meant to write.

View The Classic Course

If you need to write your novel from start to 'The End'...

Our famous Ninety Day Novel ® course will guide you daily, step-by-step, through the writing of your novel pacing your progress for success in just one season.

The Ninety Day Novel Course

If you need to edit your novel for successful submission ...

Our Editing Your Novel course will put your story through its paces giving you the best shot at success.

Editing Your Novel Course

The Writer's Writing Course

Louise Dean created the course at The Novelry and she is your course tutor. She is the award-winning, Man Booker longlisted, author of four internationally published novels. Winner of the Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize. Nominated for The Guardian First Novel Prize. Winner of Le Prince Maurice Prize. Nominated for the Dublin Literary Prize. Louise's novels have been well-reviewed and her fourth novel was an Oprah Book Club choice.

Tips For Novelists

The Novel Writing Course That Works

Katie Khan signed up for our Ninety Day Novel ® course in August 2017.

Katie wrote her novel in ninety days.

Katie's novel was published by Penguin Transworld in August 2018.

Nice work, Katie!


Our Writers' Success Stories

Learn From The Great Writers

Your daily lessons are served online via video and text using methods and insights based on the acclaimed great works of fiction. They are paced to coincide with the writing of a novel.

"All autobiography is storytelling, all writing is autobiography."

J.M Coetzee

"It's probably natural for readers to move into writing, and that's essentially what happened to me. Creating people out of nothing and putting them on paper seemed like an amusing and interesting thing to do. Writing novels is a great deal of fun. The play element in it for me is very large. "

Annie Proulx

"When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away—even if it’s only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaningless of modern life still have to drink water from time to time. "

Kurt Vonnegut

"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible."

Doris Lessing

"What makes a novel feel vital is when it comes into being as it is written, in much the same way as the moment occurs as it is lived. So what I was doing was writing blindly, unknowing of what would come next."

Karl Ove Knausgaard

"I write a lot of material that I know I’ll throw away. It’s just part of the process. I have to write hundreds of pages before I get to page one."

Barbara Kingsolver

"My novel took up the sweetest part of my mind and the rarest part of my imagination; it was like being in love and better. All day long when I was busy ... I had my unfinished novel personified almost as a secret companion and accomplice following me like a shadow wherever I went, whatever I did."

Muriel Spark

"The scariest moment is always just before you start."

Stephen King

"It is only when our characters and events begin to disobey us that they begin to live."

John Fowles

"Each book is, in a sense, an argument with myself, and I would write it, whether it is ever published or not."

Patricia Highsmith

"I have been a man who is always about to go into a room and write. That's where I'd rather be, most of the time"

Hanif Kureishi

"No tricks."

Raymond Carver

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Memberships, Awards, Recognition

The founder of The Novelry, Louise Dean, is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education, Member of The Society of Authors. Louise Dean was Winner of the Best Newcomer Independent Professionals in Education 2016.


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