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Five Reasons Why You Need a Writing Community meet the team Sep 24, 2023

Writing a novel is a solo pursuit, but that doesn’t mean it has to be lonely.

In fact, our founder Louise started The Novelry precisely for that reason – she wanted company while...

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Seven Best Fantasy Settings For Your Novel fantasy meet the team Jul 16, 2023

If youre beginning to create your own fantasy world, or are some way into the writing of your magical tome already, the good news is theres a broad range of fantasy settings to...

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Emylia Hall’s Journey to Happy Writing meet the team novel writing process Jul 02, 2023

At The Novelry we passionately believe writing should bring great happiness to the writer. Our mantra is ‘happy writing’ and we foster a community of supportive writers taking joy...

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Second Novel Syndrome getting published meet the team Jun 04, 2023

Writing a second novel is a fascinating and often surprising experience. Everything you dreamed of through the hours of writing your first novel has come true: you’re lucky enough to have had...

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and the Best Book-to-Screen Adaptations meet the team May 14, 2023

Congratulations to our writing coach Rachel Joyce on the film adaptation of her award-winning novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which is in cinemas now! The novel was published in 2012,...

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L.R. Lam on Writing Across Genres fantasy meet the team science fiction Apr 30, 2023

Many writers have questions about changing genres – we rarely read just one genre, so why wouldn’t we consider writing books that span as far as our readerly joys do? Of...

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Amanda Reynolds on First Publishing in Her Fifties meet the team starting to write Jul 24, 2022

We’re delighted to welcome Amanda Reynolds to The Novelry as a writing coach specialising in psychological thrillers and suspense.

Amanda’s first novel, Close To Me, was a number one...

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Finding Wonder In Your Writing fantasy meet the team Sep 26, 2021

Meet Tasha Suri, fantasy author and writing coach at The NovelryTasha Suri is the award-winning author of The Books of Ambha duology (Empire of Sand and Realm of Ash) and...

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How to Write a Memorable Story crime and suspense meet the team Sep 19, 2021

If you’re curious about what it takes to write a memorable story, you can bet Jack Jordan has a trick or two up his sleeve. Jack is a global number one bestselling author of six gripping...

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Our Editorial Director – Lizzy Goudsmit Kay editing your novel meet the team Aug 01, 2021

We are thrilled to have Lizzy Goudsmit Kay as our Editorial Director, and wanted to give you a chance to get to know a bit more about her. She’s an absolutely brilliant editor and a real joy...

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Meet Mahsuda Snaith meet the team Jul 11, 2021

We are thrilled to have the wonderful Mahsuda Snaith join us as a writing coach at The Novelry! Mahsuda was an Observer New Face of Fiction in 2017. Her 2017 debut novel The Things...

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The Nervous Novelist confidence meet the team positive coaching method Jan 10, 2021

Almost 99% of writers exist in a state of some doubt that they’re any good at this writing business. The other 1% aren’t very good at it. Only a fool thinks their writing is much good...

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Meet Kate Riordan meet the team Dec 05, 2020

Author Kate Riordan writes historical fiction, mystery and suspense novels. Her first historical novel published by Penguin was hailed as a must-read for fans of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. With...

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Meet Emylia Hall meet the team Jul 12, 2020

Meet our writing coach Emylia Hall, a bestselling author and a Richard and Judy Book Club favourite. She's a wonderful teacher, a mother, a fellow of The Royal Literary Fund, and she's currently...

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