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Welcome Home, Writers.

The Next Chapter of Your Life Starts Here.


We are the home of excellence in creative writing. We hothouse writing talent and build authors' careers. Unique practical and inspiring content to help you achieve your big breakthrough novel. Directed by Booker Prize listed, award-winning author Louise Dean. With bestselling author tutors and personal coaching sessions. Our supportive and encouraging step-by-step online writing courses will guide you all the way from idea to publishing contract.

 Start writing today.

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Inspired Content

Game-changing, practical guidance daily, created by award-winning authors.

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Bestselling Tutors

Complete support and guidance from your mentor in live online personal sessions.

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Worldwide Community

Open 24/7 with an online workshop. Live classes with bestselling authors. 

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Literary Agencies

The opportunity to get your work presented to leading global literary agencies.

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Five Star Reviews

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

“I wrote a novel and that feels good.”


“I've written countless short stories, radio and TV scripts (all gathering dust in a drawer) but a novel, it was like the equivalent of an ultra marathon and I didn't have the legs for it. Turns out, I did! All I had to do was have a little bit of faith and show up at my desk for one hour every day. It wasn't a big ask and before long, I was looking forward to that golden hour - don't get me wrong, there were times when I had to drag my sorry a**  to that computer, but even on those days, progress was made. The course is SO well put together. It's professional, it's intelligent, inspiring, fun and I don't want it to end! My one-to-one sessions were invaluable and my tutor gently stopped me from racing down the wrong path at high speed and helped me find the heart of my novel. So now, when people ask 'What did you do during lockdown?', I say 'I wrote a novel', and that feels good!”

Sally Brockway.

 The Book in a Year Program

The Best Year of Your Life. 

Welcome to the no-fear novel. A game-changing writing method. For writers of any ability, writing in any genre. Whether it's fiction for adults, children or memoir, we will be with you all the way. 

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. Lessons by video and text with live one-to-one mentored sessions online. 

We submit your work, when it's ready, to leading literary agents. This is the fast-track to becoming a published author.

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

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Our Online Writing Courses.

Choose your course and start today.
Start writing a novel

1. The Classic Course

Your story starts here. Plan a novel for adults or children. Find the story. For the writer in search of an idea. Learn how the bestselling stories work. 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. Personal  coaching sessions online with your tutor. From £199 or $269/m 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 an author. From £95 or $125.

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The Memoir Course

How to write a memoir. Lessons online from a prize-winning author of a Penguin Modern Classic. Tell your real-life story to publishing standard. £149 or $179.

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Story, Story, Story.

It's our focus that makes the difference.

From the idea to the last draft.

Readers read stories. Publishers want stories.

A good story (almost) writes itself.

We'll get your story straight from the start. 


Prize-winning, Best-selling Author Tutors.

Choose the tutor to guide you through completing your book. Or select your tutor for each individual coaching session and benefit from their combined professional expertise while you write your book in any genre. You'll get the personal guidance you need and a recording of each session for you to keep for your reference. We are committed to your success. (And we love what we do!)

Award-winning author Louise Dean.

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'Book-to-movie' author Katie Khan.

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A book club favourite author Emylia Hall.

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Online classes with bestselling author Louise Doughty.

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Q&A with Sunday Times Bestselling Author Joanna Cannon.

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Q&A with Sunday Times Bestselling Author Harriet Tyce.

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Links to Leading Global Literary Agencies.

The Novelry pitches your work to global literary agencies

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, USA.

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“The Novelry delivers. Not just theory but a real novel at the end of it.”

“I completed my novel on the 90th day after beginning the course. The Novelry has an uncanny ability to provide material at the precise moment roadblocks and concerns emerge in the writing. With a solid first draft in place, I now feel that I have the tools and confidence to take the novel to the next level. Five stars. Absolutely recommended.”

Geoff Parkes, Australia.

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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 when I think about it. Louise Dean is not only an expert on the craft of writing, but also incredibly smart, witty, creative and an absolute joy to work with. Her feedback was honest, yet always supportive. The Novelry is my favourite place on the internet.”

Anna Brandt, Norway.

Members' Publishing News. 

The Novelry's graduate Susie Bower's novel 'The School for Nobodies' is featured in The Independent's top ten picks, ranked alongside all-time classics such as The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Susie took the Classic course, the Ninety Day Novel course and our Editing course and The Novelry pitched her manuscript to our literary agency friends at Peters, Fraser + Dunlop.

“I joined an amazing online writing community called The Novelry. Up until then, I’d only written full-length fiction for adults but had got to the point where I’d lost momentum and couldn’t finish anything. I wailed to Louise at The Novelry  that I had no ideas and she assured me that after the first week of The Novelry’s Classic course – I’d have something. She was right.” (From an interview with the Bath Children's Novel Award.)


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.
  • Rated "Excellent" on Trustpilot.

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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.

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