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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. 
 
Bestselling Authors

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Game-changing courses.

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The writing group open 24/7. 

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Literary Agencies

With leading agency partners.

 

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.

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The Individual Online Writing Courses.

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Start writing a novel
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. 

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The Novel Course
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.

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Editing a novel
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.

Revise your novel

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Choose your payment method and currency at checkout. We accept all major credit cards, PayPal and Klarna in most countries. Select your currency from the dropdown menu. With a 'Happy Writing' 7-day money-back guarantee. 

“Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”

Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2007.

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!)

Louise Dean.

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.

About Louise

Katie Khan.

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.

About Katie

Emylia Hall.

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. 

About Emylia

Kate Riordan

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. 

About Kate

Polly Ho-Yen.

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.

About Polly

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. 

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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.

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“It has changed my life.”

“I have been a binge writer for over thirty years, committing thousands and thousands of words to projects I never saw through. Then I found The Novelry and I learned to see that the bigger picture is just as important as the words going down. I signed up to force myself to finish, thinking I'd done enough writing courses and not expecting to learn much more, but WOW a cornucopia of thought-provoking sessions and exercises that stretched me beyond my comfort zone and resulted in a first draft I never thought I'd ever be able to write. And, just as predicted, I really did quickly start to come to my writing with confidence and joy. It has changed my life because now I really do see myself as a writer and I am eternally thankful that I found The Novelry.” 

Lucy Barker.

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“Life-Changing.”

“What does life-changing mean? I could tell, about two weeks after starting the course, that something within me was surfacing and getting stronger. I'm becoming a different person, a stronger person, because of this course, getting the story down. It was breathtaking in the best of ways. I'm still reeling.” 

Matti Hicks.

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“It has changed my life.”

“This experience woke me up inside. It gave me something to look forward to in the lonely world of writing. That is what Novelry gave me: direction. I would recommend The Novelry 100%. Because it works. It is real. And the founder, Louise Dean, is honest and genuine in her approach. For me this has been a game-changer.”  

Laura Krohn.

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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“The best course to write your novel.” The Bookfox. 

“A place for writers to develop their work quickly.”  The Bookseller.

“The ultimate productivity hack.” Forbes Magazine.

“One of the top ten creative writing holidays in the world.” The Telegraph.

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Proudly display your achievement on your professional profile with our digital certificates and badges issued upon completion of your course.

Demonstrate an achievement which is 'high stakes' and demonstrates tenacity and staying power. Prove expertise with an accomplishment which has been overseen by a respected professional. You'll have a testament to writing skills of a high standard.

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