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The Ninety Day Novel Class  

Write your first draft

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1 year. 100 lessons
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Everyone
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Anyone wanting to write a novel

Fast-track your writing

Get that novel done!

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced writer, you’ll be given all the skills and tools you need to turn your idea into a brilliantly fearless first draft.  

Here’s where motivation meets method, and style meets substance. The proof is on the page, so let’s get started and put pen to paper.

A fresh approach to writing your novel

When you find out how easy it can be to write a book once you have the right tools, you’ll only wish you’d started sooner.

Discover:

  • The big hack that will change your creative life
  • The essential ingredient that makes a page-turner
  • The one-word principle to creating drama that never fails
  • The single characteristic great writers need, and how to nurture it
  • The masterstrokes that give the reader those ‘a-ha’ moments
  • How to banish bad writing habits
  • The key to writing around your day job
  • Your brand as an author
  • The secrets of Nobel Laureates
  • The fundamentals of storytelling. From genre, structure, plotting, planning and pacing, to the narrative arc, voice, tense, perspective, character, cast, sub-plots, and prose style.

And so much more…

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Never found the right time to write your novel?

Maybe you just hadn’t found the right place. (Until now)

Not all writing courses are created equal.

While there are many lower priced, off-the-shelf offerings, one size doesn’t always fit all when it comes to expertise or learning styles. And it certainly doesn’t fit all when it comes to fiction, or writers as a species for that matter.

You see, a great writing course will go beyond theory or tips and tricks. It’ll help you make smarter progress, faster. A great writing course will:

  • Teach tried-and-true technique and invaluable skills.
  • Put you on a defined path to publishing.
  • Enable you to get your novel done. (And done well.)
  • Introduce you to authors, publishing editors and literary agents at the top of their game.
  • Welcome you to a global and supportive writing community.
  • Offer a flexible approach, combining self-paced lessons and personal coaching with group classes.
  • School you in the vital requirements of your genre.
  • Allow you to navigate the lifestyle and habits of the calling too.

With a great writing course you’ll get all the answers you require, the inspiration you want and the support you need to thrive.

 On your terms. At your pace.

You’ve come to the right place, because we grow writers.

Whether you’re just starting your journey, or are a little way along and need a guiding hand, this class is for you.

Our bestselling author teachers are trained in helping you find your voice using our Positive Coaching Method®. But while The Novelry is renowned for being a safe, supportive and fun space, our classes mean serious business.

Forget the fluff. Our tools and techniques are proven to be successful.

The Novelry is where fledgling writers learn to fly.

So if you have the will, we have the way.

It takes just 90 days to form a habit.

We want you to become a prolific writer in a way that still works with the realities of your daily life. Our one-hour-a-day method is a tried-and-tested model for getting your first draft done no matter how busy you are. 

We’ve seen many people write novels, and those who do best are those who are consistent. 

But you know what? The majority of the storytelling process happens in the subconscious thinking hours you’re not at your desk. The hours spent walking the dog, taking a shower or sitting on the toilet. 

If you water that novel daily for just one golden hour, the other 23 will take care of things, and you’ll have a manuscript in your hands in 3 months’ time. 

That golden hour is 24-carat. 

Never fear

Our author and publishing experts let you know if your story has commercial value before you begin writing. This Story First Method® saves you a whole lot of time and trouble, so you can hit the page writing, with confidence.

Page-turners don’t happen by accident. They’re created. We reverse-engineer the process, starting with the hook or bestseller pitch, then build from the ground up. 

You’ll learn the key ingredients required for readers to stay gripped to each and every word. And the secret sauce publishers are looking for. All before you even put pen to paper.

Our savvy makes for a story you can’t wait to unfold. And if you’re writing from the edge of your seat, chances are, your reader will be reading from the edge of theirs

The result was my debut novel, published by Orion Fiction

‘The Ninety Day Novel enabled me to tap into my subconscious in a way that no other writing course had.’

Rebecca Ley
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‘I have a first draft! I wasn't sure I could make the jump from non-fiction to fiction. It feels like so much has changed in doing the course that I can barely remember the before. All of the lessons seemed to come at exactly the right time for me. When I needed support, I got it. The coaching sessions were the best. I am so glad that I chose the Novelry. The lessons are like spices for the experience - some new, some comforting, some exotic - that allowed me to really savor the experience of writing a first draft. Though I wrote alone, I was never lost or lonely.’

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Maggie Huffman

‘The Novelry is by far, hands down, the best online writing school ever. Why? Because they are brilliant, smart, supportive, honest and understanding. But most importantly, they made me feel safe as a writer. That's a very rare quality in today's world. I got the best support, the best advice and a lifetime of knowledge that I never thought I would ever receive.’

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Rachel Lui

‘Whether by chance or design, I completed my novel on the 90th day after beginning the Ninety Day Novel. Without this course, I have no doubt the work would be significantly poorer and only half completed. The course has an uncanny ability to provide material at the precise moment roadblocks and concerns emerge in the writing. The course is not only full of great writing advice, it delivers not just theory but a real novel at the end of it.’

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Geoff Parkes

‘Taking the Ninety Day Novel with The Novelry has been genuinely transformative for me. The course is encouraging and brilliantly conceived; the daily lessons forge good habits, and I completed my first draft on time, surprised myself that I could rise early every single day to write, and genuinely looked forward to the daily lessons. I would recommend it to all fledgling novelists.’

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Judith Wilson

‘I completed my first draft, 83,000 words! Each step of the process was fascinating to me, and I enjoyed it immensely. I learned to trust myself and the process and keep writing, which was a tremendous breakthrough for me! I began with The Classic class and would recommend both together for anyone who wants to write a novel. I rediscovered the joy of writing with this course and am grateful for the experience.’

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Amy Landisman

‘I didn’t think I had a story in me. I now have a 90,000-word first draft that I can actually see becoming a book someday. The course delivers on its promise and more. The daily lessons helped me establish a writing practice; the sense of belonging to the community made me feel less alone, and my meetings with my mentor helped me breathe life into my story. It was pure joy.’

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Lesley Erickson

‘The Ninety Day Novel has been an amazing experience. The lessons were filled to the brim with actionable and inspiring information and the writing coaches are knowledgeable and so giving with their time and care.’

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Jacinda Santora

‘Satisfaction and 90,000+ words! First, it is a lot of fun. Second, it provides a blueprint and a structure on how to get the novel written. Third, it isn’t a grind. You will work hard but have fun. There is encouragement to finish, but this isn’t like boot camp, where you are thrashed until you are done. And at the end, there is that first draft of the novel you always wanted to write.’

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Walter Smith

‘I liked the setup of each lesson - a video, then a written lesson, and short but very relevant tasks at the end. I feel that the way each lesson is created helps to guide you through the course completing each section in bite-size chunks and building on the knowledge you gain along the way. This has been the most positive and enjoyable experience that has really made me feel like getting a novel written and even published isn’t just a pipe dream.’

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Maria Bayliss

‘I completed the first draft of my novel! But maybe more importantly, I was challenged and learned so much about where stories come from and how to bring them to life and nurture them. Everything was spot on for what I was doing: the guidance on how to set up a productive writing life, every lesson, every coaching session. I’ve loved every day of the course! So wise and encouraging. I’m so grateful for the help.’

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John Van Rys

‘I wrote a novel! Seriously, I couldn't have done it without your guidance. I was so lost before The Novelry. You kept me safe, as promised. The Novelry has a robust offering of extras, including live zooms, recorded zooms, blogs, and even its own social media site. Writing every day is a simple and obvious concept, but I needed to be told and cheered on, and you did that for me. I enjoyed the daily lessons and established a successful work routine that included reading lessons, reading books, and writing. At The Novelry, I was pushed, in a nice way, to use every brain cell I have. I woke up earlier to write, prioritizing my dream of completing my novel. I'm proud of what I accomplished.’

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Tara Videon

‘I have much more confidence that I could actually write this, finish it, edit it and even try to get it published. I read a lot of books! And it was a bit like taking a course on reading a novel at the same time, which I enjoyed. I overcame my fear of dialogue because I could not avoid writing it for 90 days! I have a morning writing habit, I have changed the way I think about a book and how it works. It’s great motivation and full of things to think about. I’d absolutely recommend it.’

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Juliana Adelman

‘I was wondering if I would be able to finish this novel! The joy of daily writing, flexing my creativity and being guided by professionals meant I finished my first draft and got the joy of writing back again. If you’re serious about writing, then this is the place to be. You will be in good hands.’

Melissa Van Hetten

‘Before joining the course, I was worried about my plot being solid. I now have confidence that I can do this! Great advice from my coach. Outstanding genre-specific workshops! I have an 80,000 word first draft! The Novelry has convinced me that with discipline and the desire to learn, I can write a novel that readers will truly enjoy.’

April Love-Fordham

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Why The Ninety Day Novel Class?

Progress at your own pace

100 lessons. One year to do them all.

Your success, on your terms. Always.

This is a self-paced class; you drive the development of your story. The tempo of the march is yours to decide.

You’ll need 30 minutes for each lesson, and probably some time to capture your thoughts and ideas as you start writing.

We recommend setting aside an hour a day just for you and your writing, and you’ll soon come to love this special pocket of escapism.

But if time is tight and life is getting in the way, never fear. There are 100 lessons in total, and 365 days to do them.

Stay a little longer

Life. It happens to the best of us.

A good story will wait

You have 365-days’ access to The Ninety Day Novel Class. But don’t worry if you need to stop writing for a while.

You can extend your access to the class itself, or just keep your workshop and community membership for $299 or £249 a year.

You’ll have a writing plan all signed off by our team which acts as a map for you to find your way back home to your story. 

And your writing coach will be ready to get you back on track with a working re-boot session.

Money back policy

Our Happy Writing Guarantee.

We operate a people before profit policy

It’s how we maintain a happy and supportive community for all of our writers. So, we offer a 7-day money-back Happy Writing Guarantee for all our classes and courses, should you change your mind.

Access to one-on-one coaching from bestselling authors

The brightest lights are at The Novelry.

Coaches not lecturers

Many online writing programs promote ‘featured’ videos of one or two big-name stars. And you sit, you watch, you learn. Passively.  

Here at The Novelry, our online writing classes and courses come with a team of writer all-stars built right in. They’re part of the furniture around our happy writing home. You’ll run into them in the virtual halls of The Novelry, in your personal coaching sessions, and week in, week out at workshops or in your online community.

We’re talking stars whose books have hit the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller lists, and have been adapted for screen and optioned for major motion pictures.

Writing stars who work with you, not lecture at you.

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40+ workshops a month

In addition to your class.

Write in good company

Guided, group-based workshops with fellow writers, bestselling authors and publishing professionals. Offered live online, but also recorded, so you can easily catch up if you miss one.

You’ll get advice and writing prompts, genre-specific challenges and exercises to help you develop your writing and deepen your craft. And of course, you’ll have a community of like-minded spirits, cheering you on as you reach each milestone on your journey.

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Story First Method ™

Discover if your story has commercial value before you begin writing.

Pageturners don’t happen by accident

They’re created, carved and chiseled thanks to unique knowledge of the market and exclusive insight into commercial viability.

Our Story First Method ™ ensures the tale you want to tell is likely to excite publishers, agents and readers before you begin. Saving you a whole lot of time and trouble, and allowing you to hit the page to write with confidence.

Our method is a more efficient way of working, and stacks the odds of publishing success in your favor.

Genre expertise

What’s your style?

“Outstanding genre-specific workshops!”

—April Love-Fordham

You may be burning to write a thriller, yearning to capture a romance, or scoping out the near-future world of a science fiction story.

Maybe you’re yet to discover your type. Perhaps you’re between genres right now.

Any which way, this course will help you put your story on steroids. You can choose your author coach based on their expertise, and our genre-specific workshops are in a league of their own.

Video masterclasses

From the likes of Kristin Hannah, Tayari Jones and Yann Martel, and advice from publishing professionals and literary agents.

Catch-up TV for storytellers

(Binge-watch the series.)

Over 100 classes with famous bestselling writers, publishing experts and leading literary agents for you to explore in your own time.

Find out how your best-loved authors (really) write their books, from Tess Gerritsen, Paula Hawkins, Sophie Kinsella, and Val McDermid to Lucy Foley, Katherine Rundell, Samantha Shannon, Steven Erikson and (so) many more.

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A supportive writing community

Find your people.

Come for the course. Stay for the people.

We’re the largest online writing community exclusively for novelists and memoir writers. This group offers you a safe space to share the ins and outs and ups and downs of the creative life.

It’s ad-free and bound by the terms of confidentiality, allowing you to be yourself as a writer among industry professionals, trusted new friends, and like-minded people.

What’s more, our annual US and UK parties and networking events offer the perfect opportunity to mingle and celebrate your work. Cheers to that!

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Created by a Booker Prize-listed author

We don’t just talk the talk.

“Louise Dean is a significant voice in British fiction”

The Observer

When it comes to writing, and writing success, Founder and Course Director Louise Dean knows a thing or two about a thing or two.

Booker Prize-listed, winner of The Betty Trask Prize and the Le Prince Maurice Prize, finalist for the Costa Coffee 2020 Short Story Award, longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award, and nominated for The Guardian First Book Prize (among others), Louise has earned plaudits from the Nobel Laureate for Literature, no less. Her books have been praised by the New York Times, The Guardian, The Observer and The Sunday Times.

Louise is hands on and full-hearted. She’ll regularly check in on your progress and is more than happy to share her (award-winning) wordsmithery secrets.

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When choosing your writing course, always make sure to look for these things:

  • Independent rave reviews from real people giving their names.
  • Writing coaches who are award-winning and bestselling published authors.
  • One-on-one, personalized instruction focused on what you need.
  • A professional path to getting published with links to a range of literary agencies.
  • An inspiring writers’ group with a kind and encouraging ethos.

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A clear path to publishing

Yours if you want it. Fine if you don’t.

Your adventure awaits

Storytelling lies at the very heart of the class.

But that can mean a myriad of things to many different people.

Some join us simply to write for the pleasure of the process. Some, for family and friends.

Others wish to tread the commercial path to publishing. Which is why you should know that we’re trusted by the world’s leading literary agents, and our graduates go on to secure major contracts from Big Five publishers in the USA, the UK and worldwide.

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Write happy!

Say goodbye to writer’s block. Gain confidence in your skills. Find your voice. Take control of that storyline. And write ‘The End’.

Imagine having an award-winning, bestselling author’s undivided attention…

Your class includes six personalized coaching sessions from a published, bestselling and award-winning author of your choice.

Every one, an expert in their genre.

Each trained in our Positive Coaching Method ™.

All rooting for you, your story and your unique writing style.

Plus, you’re not tied to just one author coach – you can switch and swap to get the right advice as your tale develops.

6 one-on-one coaching sessions

Schedule a time to suit you

Review your story and progress

Receive tangible and actionable feedback

All sessions are recorded for you to keep

Our coaching team

Their books have hit the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller lists and have been adapted for screen and optioned for major motion pictures.

Piers Torday. Author and The Novelry Team Member

Piers Torday

Piers Torday is the award-winning and bestselling author of seven books for children dubbed ‘the new master of children’s fiction’ by The Times.

Melanie Conklin. Author and The Novelry Team Member

Melanie Conklin

Writing coach, Melanie Conklin, is the award-winning author of five middle-grade books for children, and winner of the International Literacy Association Teacher’s Choice Award.

David Solomons. Author and The Novelry Team Member

David Solomons

David Solomons is the author of middle-grade children’s novels. His children’s books have won The British Book Industry Best Children’s Book and The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. 

Alice Kuipers. Author and The Novelry Team Member

Alice Kuipers

Alice Kuipers is the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels, and six books for younger readers. She has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She is also a bestselling ghost writer experienced in writing memoir.

Kate Riordan

Kate Riordan is the bestselling author of six novels, and has been a Richard and Judy Book Club choice. Her novels are published by Penguin Random House.

Gina Sorell

Gina Sorell is the author of The Wise Women (HarperCollins), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Good Morning America Buzz Book, a People Magazine Best New Book Pick, and Washington Post Summer Selection. Her debut novel Mothers and Other Strangers was a Refinery29 and Self Magazine Best Book Pick.

Mahsuda Snaith

Mahsuda Snaith’s debut novel The Things We Thought We Knew saw her named an Observer ‘New Face of Fiction’. 

Emylia Hall

Emylia Hall is the award-winning author of six novels including a cozy crime series. She is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.

Tara Conklin

Tara Conklin is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, personal essays and short stories. Her books have been selected by Read with Jenna, the Today Show book club, Barnes & Noble book club, Target book club, as a #1 IndieNext Pick and other accolades. Her work has been translated into 8 languages. She is based in Seattle.

Amanda Reynolds

Amanda Reynolds is the bestselling author of five novels. Her number one ebook bestseller, Close To Me, was recently adapted into a major TV series.

Lesley Kara

Lesley Kara is a Sunday Times Top Ten and Amazon #1 bestselling author of psychological thrillers. She is the author of The Rumor, Who Did You Tell?, The Dare, The Apartment Upstairs and The Other Tenant.

Emylia Hall

Emylia Hall is the award-winning author of six novels including a cozy crime series. She is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.

Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart is the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Drowning Empire trilogy (The Bone Shard Daughter, The Bone Shard Emperor, and The Bone Shard War) and a finalist for numerous awards, including the Goodreads Choice Award and The British Fantasy Award.

Tasha Suri

Tasha Suri is the award-winning author of The Books of Ambha duology (Empire of Sand and Realm of Ash) and the epic fantasy The Jasmine Throne. Empire of Sand was rated by TIME magazine as one of the best fantasy novels of all time.

L.R. Lam

El, or L.R. Lam, is the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of nine novels, with three more under contract. Their books include the epic fantasy romance Dragonfall, the beginning of the Dragon Scales trilogy, cyberpunk near-future thrillers, space opera novels and a near-future thriller. 

Katie Khan

Katie Khan is the author of two speculative fiction novels, Hold Back the Stars and The Light Between Us, published in the UK by Penguin Random House and in the US by Simon & Schuster. Her debut novel Hold Back the Stars is being adapted for film by the producers of Stranger Things. Katie’s books have been translated into more than twenty languages and nominated for awards. Katie is creative director at The Novelry.

Heather Webb

Heather Webb is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of ten novels with twenty-three years of coaching experience.

Kate Riordan

Kate Riordan is the bestselling author of six novels, and has been a Richard and Judy Book Club choice. Her novels are published by Penguin Random House.

Tara Conklin

Tara Conklin is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, personal essays and short stories. Her books have been selected by Read with Jenna, the Today Show book club, Barnes & Noble book club, Target book club, as a #1 IndieNext Pick and other accolades. Her work has been translated into 8 languages. She is based in Seattle.

Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce is the multi-million copy bestselling, award-winning, Booker Prize-listed author of six novels and short stories. Her novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a major motion movie starring Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton, for which Rachel also wrote the screenplay.

Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld is the award-winning author of four novels and a memoir. She is the only novelist ever to have won both the Miles Franklin Award and The Stella Prize for fiction in Australia. She is also the recipient of The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, a Betty Trask Award, the European Union Prize, the Jerwood Fiction Prize and the Encore Award.

Tara Conklin

Tara Conklin is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, personal essays and short stories. Her books have been selected by Read with Jenna, the Today Show book club, Barnes & Noble book club, Target book club, as a #1 IndieNext Pick and other accolades. Her work has been translated into 8 languages. She is based in Seattle.

Heather Webb

Heather Webb is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of ten novels with twenty-three years of coaching experience.

Libby Page

Libby Page is the bestselling author of four novels. The Lido became a Sunday Times bestseller within its first week of publication and has been published in more than 23 territories around the world.

Colleen Oakley

Colleen Oakley is the USA Today bestselling author of five novels. Colleen was awarded Georgia Author of the Year.

Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld is the award-winning author of four novels and a memoir. She is the only novelist ever to have won both the Miles Franklin Award and The Stella Prize for fiction in Australia. She is also the recipient of The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, a Betty Trask Award, the European Union Prize, the Jerwood Fiction Prize and the Encore Award.

Alice Kuipers

Alice Kuipers is the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels, and six books for younger readers. She has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She is also a bestselling ghost writer experienced in writing memoir.

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Contemporary & Women’s Fiction
Crime & Suspense
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Fantasy Epics And Sagas
Literary Fiction
Reading Group Fiction
Middle-Grade Fantasy
Up Lit
Magical Realism
Romance
Mystery
Historical Fiction
Memoir
Women’s Fiction
Science Fiction
Speculative Fiction
Sleuths, Crime Fiction
Suspense
Psychological Thrillers
Young Adult
Fantasy Fiction
Crime Thrillers
Cozy Crime
Children’s & Young Adult Fiction

‘The Novelry gave me the confidence that I could write a novel in ninety days. It works with your schedule so you can still do your full-time job.’

Dinu Kirshnamoorti
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The Ninety Day Novel Class

Prepare and develop your initial idea, construct your novel from the ground up, develop a productive writing practice, power through the middle with bold plotting, and raise the stakes towards a satisfying ending.

Time: 1 year
Lessons: 100 (1 hour each)
6x writer coaching sessions
Module
1

The Inspiration and Preparation Phase

Where motivation meets method
10
lessons
Module
2

The Construction Phase

Lay the groundwork for your novel
30
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Module
3

The Swim Phase

Take control of your storyline
15
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4

The Heat Phase

Power through the middle of your novel
15
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Module
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The Enlightenment Phase

Elevate your writing
15
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Module
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The Home Phase

Where it all comes together
15
lessons

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.”

- Maya Angelou

Ready, steady, write!

Let’s get you to that finish line.
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The Ninety Day Novel Class

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  • Membership (1 Year)
  • The Ninety Day Novel Class
  • 6 Coaching Sessions
  • A Year’s Access
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The Novel Development Course

Take a novel in progress to publishing standard
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  • Membership (1 Year)
  • The Ninety Day Novel Class
  • 6 Coaching Sessions
  • The Big Edit Class
  • 2 Editorial Sessions

The Finished Novel Course

The 3-step program + manuscript assessment
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369
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$
4250
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299
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3499
  • Welcome Call
  • Membership (1 Year)
  • The Classic Storytelling Class
  • The Ninety Day Novel Class
  • 6 Coaching Sessions
  • The Big Edit Class
  • 2 Editorial Sessions
  • The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment
  • Course Completion Certificate

From creating your story then writing a polished draft, to publishing your bestselling book. Our classes and courses support you across the whole journey.

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FAQs

If you’re bursting with questions we haven’t answered here, check out our full FAQS page or feel free to get in touch.

What’s the learning format?

In this self-paced class, you will enjoy over 100 lessons with videos and text giving you guidance as to what to do on the day of your writing. You’ll be guided step-by-step within the course and be served downloads and tools at just the right time for the development of your story. Besides your writer coaching, you’ll enjoy the support of the online community, and be able to join us for live weekly writing classes suitable for all writers and regular online workshops for those at every stage of their writing, in every genre.

You will have access to the class for a year, after which it’s easy and affordable to extends access to the class and membership from just $29.99 or £24.99 a month.

You can take the courses at your own pace. We suggest one lesson a day which will take from 20-30 minutes. We’ll share with you our ‘One Hour A Day’ method. All the ‘heavy lifting’ of creative development happens during the rest of the day as you consider what the lessons bring to your story. Flashes of genius will come to you in the shower or at the shops! You’ll race to your writing every day to get them all down. It’s one hour just for you and you’ll come to love this special time. One hour? You deserve it.

What do I need to take this class?

A notebook, a pen and a computer with a decent internet connection for use of our online learning platform and coaching sessions.

Our online learning platform is easy to use, even for the less tech-savvy among us. We are supportive and responsive to our writers, available by email and at our online members’ community around the clock, worldwide, so that you can relax and enjoy your writing.

How does the writer coaching work?

Your coaching begins after the first week of The Ninety Day Novel.

Before your first coaching session, we’ll guide you on how to create an outline for a novel. You’ll be nudged in the course to use our interactive tool to submit that to us (on a regular basis as you develop your story). We’ll look at your planned storyline as a team, and if we think another writing coach would be best suited to your story, we’ll drop you a line, but you’ll be able to make the final decision (and can always swap coaches later if you wish). One of the perks of The Novelry is that because our systems and records allow us to stay on track with your story development, it makes hand-off between coaches seamless so that you can work with any writing coach you wish and benefit from advice from experts across the fiction and memoir genres.

Every writing coach reviews your storyline in advance of the session via the interactive tool we call ‘The Plan’.

Your first coaching session begins with your writing coach understanding your intentions and aspirations for your book and writing career. That’s your brief to us, and allows us to give you the dedicated and personal guidance and support you need to achieve your ambition.

The coaching sessions are 45 minutes online, and you’ll find that’s plenty of time to get help with story development and troubleshoot any problems to stay on track with your writing. All sessions are recorded for you to keep. You may schedule your coaching sessions whenever you wish during your year with us and will be able to browse our diaries to select a time that works for you, in your time zone. Some like to stay on track with a coaching session every two weeks of their writing period, for example, and others like to pace themselves with one a month or get more help up front or more guidance and advance later on. You can get the support you need when you need it.

During the writing of a first draft, our focus is on your storyline, and we work with you to creatively develop and expand the story together, reviewing development in every session and answering your questions for your story.

You can, additionally, book Feedback Sessions which include a report and a live Zoom debrief; see below. We suggest you leave getting feedback on your work until later in your program, after the first draft.

A first draft should allow you to find the story, to be experimental and fearless. Unlike other writing courses, we advise you don’t share or ‘workshop’ the novel at this stage where your confidence and the story are still vulnerable. Some courses have first-time writers on first drafts advising others in their position, and we think this is a bad idea and at best a waste of your very precious time.

At The Novelry, we’ll keep you and your story safe within a one-to-one relationship of trust and care with wise guidance from a published author who cares about your success and will believe in you and your story.

How do I choose my writing coach?

You can browse our writing coaches and find the author you would most like to work with, then book your coaching session from your Library.

You may wish to book with an author experienced in the genre you are writing.

Another great way to consider who you want to write with is to take a peek inside the first pages of their published books on Amazon and see whose writing style appeals to you most strongly.

The wonderful thing about The Novelry is that you can work with the writing coach of your choice but also book sessions with any other writing coach whenever you wish. So if things change for your story, say you swap genre, or need more help on specialist technical matters from another coach, we’ve got you covered.

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes, we are all for Happy Writing. You can review our terms and conditions here. If for any reason at all the course is not for you, you can get a full no-questions-asked refund within the first 7 days after purchase. Just email us and let us know.

English as a second language? Hearing or vision difficulties?

Our courses are suitable for people with visual or auditory impairment, dyslexia and for those with English as a second language. We offer an app which translates the course into 99 languages and a speak-aloud option too.