Our course graduate's novel is featured in The Independent's Top Ten Picks for Summer!

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The Novelry is the worldwide writing school with links to leading literary agencies. For writers at any stage, and we warmly welcome beginners.

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Welcome Home, Writers.

The Next Chapter of Your Life Starts Here.

Step-by-step online writing courses to guide writers all the way from idea to publishing contract.

More than a 'course' or 'courses' we hothouse writing talent and build authors' careers. Created and directed by Booker Prize listed, award-winning novelist Louise Dean. With bestselling author tutors and personal coaching sessions.

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 The Book in a Year Program

The Best Year of Your Life. 

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 personal tutor sessions online. 

Welcome to the no-fear novel! A game-changing writing method. For writers of any ability, writing in any genre. 

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

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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. 


Our Online Writing Courses.

Choose your course and start today.
Start writing a novel

The Classic Course

Plan a novel for adults or children. Find the story. For the writer in search of an idea.  Learn how the bestselling stories work. Your story starts here. From £129 or $165. 

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The Novel Course

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 £149 or $195/m for 3 months.

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Editing a novel

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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Meet the 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. The coaching sessions are at the core of your writing plan. 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.

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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Writing suspense fiction with  Kate Hamer.

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Q&A with Sunday Times Bestselling Author Joanna Cannon.

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Discover Why Writers Describe Our Online Writing Courses as “Life-changing.” 

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.

From an interview with the Bath Children's Novel Award. “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.”

Links to Leading Literary Agencies.

The Novelry pitches your work to global literary agencies looking for novel writing talent. 

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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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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