The Classic Course.
Your Story Starts Here.
We'll combine the ingredients of the bestselling books of all time with your own unique life experience to create a powerful, original story. We're going to dig deep into the first stories that moved you to unearth the story only you can tell.
Learn the plot elements used by bestselling authors JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and more. You’ll leave the course with your story idea and plot mapped out, ready to write the book you're meant to write.
Create your book idea in 45 gripping lessons on our creative writing course. Suitable for all writers in any genre, including short stories.
Begin at the very beginning.
“Still, I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales. We're in one, of course, but I mean: put into words, you know, told by the fireside, or read out of a great big book with red and black letters, years and years afterwards.”
The Worldwide Bestselling Books of All Time. Did You Know?
Find out what they have in common and what makes their stories work from the 'portal' to the 'homely 'familiar' to 'temptation' to the 'sacrifice' and much more.
Delve into the secrets of the all-time bestsellers with over 45 exciting lessons.
You'll be on the edge of your seat.
A stand-alone course to take at your own speed in your own time. The lessons may take you 20 to 30 minutes to read, and the prompts or exercises can take as long as you want to give them. They'll certainly get you thinking, and creating! The course was created to help you come up with a big story idea. No previous experience or written work in progress needed. Here's where your story starts.
The Classic Course.
Choose your plan. Start today.
1. The Box Set
Plan a novel for adults or children. Learn how the bestselling stories work in 45 inspiring lessons available immediately to take at your own pace. A year's access to the course. Price £259 or $365.
2. The Classic Course Daily
Like the most wonderful of advent calendars, you will be drip-fed a lesson a day to pace your creative thinking. A year's access to the course.Two payments of £129 or $185. (The course payable in 2 monthly instalments.)
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The Course Author.
Founder of The Novelry.
Educated at Cambridge University, reading History with a special subject of 19th Century Novels, author Louise Dean, has won 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 Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee.
Members of The Novelry can add paid single tutor sessions to their Classic course plan. Make sure you add membership at checkout!
One of The Independent's Top Ten Summer 2020.
The Classic Course Graduate's Novel.
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. 'A rip-roaring adventure featuring a lost twin, circus tricks and shape-shifting.'
“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.”
The “Mind-Blowing” Course with Five Star Reviews.
“If you believe in magic, and I like to think we all do, then this course shows you how to create it in your writing.”
“Whether you are writing for adults or children it sprinkles glitter over necessary rules and gift wraps essential tools, then Louise waves her wand and sets you free. In one of the lessons, Louise writes “It's about life within life, and reclaiming our lives for ourselves through our senses and ennobling our purpose. ” This is more than a writing course this is a course on how to enrich your life by really seeing what is in front of your eyes. And once Louise shows you how to see it you can never unsee it.” Trisha Smith, South Africa.
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