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The Next Chapter of Your Writing Life Starts Here. 

Whether you're a complete beginner or an old hand, we offer so much more than a course. The Novelry is the worldwide professional school for novelists. With bestselling author tutors to see you through to the completion of a wonderful book. Unique, practical and inspired support to complete the book you've always wanted to write. Enjoy daily guidance on a beautiful interactive platform. Created by Booker Prize list author Louise Dean.

The home of happy writing. 
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Bestselling Author Tutors

Complete personal support and guidance from your tutor in live one-to-one sessions by Zoom.

Inspired Content

Game-changing, original, practical guidance on a beautiful online platform and live author group sessions.

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Five Star Reviews

The home of happy writing. Kind, constructive, creative. Dedicated to your success.

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Worldwide Community

Open 24/7 with a support community and an online workshop for aspiring and published novelists. 

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Literary Agencies

The VIP fast track. Get your work presented to our leading global literary 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. 

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 one. This is the fast-track to becoming a published author. 

Commit to your novel and save money with our bundled package and VIP support from the moment you sign up. Start today. 

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Our Online Writing Courses.

Choose your course. Start today.
Start writing a novel
1. The Classic Course

In search of an 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 ®

Write and complete a novel. Over 100 lessons to guide your writing step-by-step. Mentor sessions online with your tutor. From £199 or $269/m for 3 months.

Write your novel
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 an author. From £95 or $125.

Revise your novel

“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. We are committed to your success. (And we love what we do!)

Louise Dean.

Founder and tutor mentor.

Author, Louise Dean, has won the 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.

Her novels have been published internationally by Penguin Randomhouse, Simon & Schuster and others and praised by fellow authors Ali Smith and the Novel 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

Prize-winning, 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.

Links to 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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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.”

“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 Louise Dean is honest and genuine in her approach. For me this has been a game-changer.”  

Laura Krohn.

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“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’s been a life-giving, powerful experience.”

“If you are thinking of signing up, don’t think twice! It’s one of the best decisions I ever made. After six years of labouring on my book, I ended up with a story that blows my mind. My tutor was not only an expert on the craft of writing, but also incredibly smart, witty, creative and an absolute joy to work with.”

Anna Brand.


As Featured and Recommended By: 

  • “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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Our Writing Course Completion Certificates.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions. 



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