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The Novelry community

The world’s best-loved online fiction writing group

More than a writing school

Where writing is serious fun

When you join The Novelry on a course, your plan includes membership and access to all our online writing workshops and events. With bestselling authors and a writing community that’s open day and night.

Our workshops are offered live online worldwide, available across all time zones and recorded for you to catch up on if you should miss one. Explore the writing process in a safe space to deepen your craft and learn from bestselling authors. Find out why writers describe The Novelry as ‘like Hogwarts for writers.’

Come on in; you’ve found your tribe!

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Writing classes & workshops

Online writing workshops are a great way to get back into your story quickly and spend time with those sharing the writing journey.

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Live online events

Find out how bestselling authors (really) write their books – and ask  your own questions to the brightest lights from the publishing industry including authors, agents and publishers.

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Online community

Our forums offer a safe, secure space for you to make friends and get feedback on your chapters from beta readers to form your perfect critique circle.

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Library of resources

Our Catch Up TV library contains binge-worthy boxsets for the bookish! Find out about the writing process of Paula Hawkins, David Nicholls, Tess Gerritsen, Kristin Hannah and many more.

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Get inspired

Writing classes & workshops

Problems? Questions? Motivation lacking? Drop into one of our Story Clinic sessions every week where you’ll get the chance to ask established writers for advice and hear how your fellow writers are progressing with their own writing too. One of our writer coaches will be there to offer advice and steer the conversation through aspects of the creative process.

Meet other writers at regular genre fiction workshops. You’ll write alongside those also living a life of crime, fantasy or science-fiction, romance and more. Meet literary fiction and historical fiction writers from all over the globe and those writing young adult fiction or children’s fiction. In the guided workshops, you’ll get advice and writing prompts, genre-specific challenges and exercises to help you develop your writing.

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Live online events

‘The most inspiring thing I have ever done. I have discovered a new part of my life. I have loved the companionship of the course materials, all my new friends and the empathy and support I have felt in every corner of the experience.’ — Wayne Silver

Enjoy live guest events with the great and the good. Hear from a diverse range of famous authors from Tayari Jones to Tami Hoag. Get inspired with tidbits of creative advice from authors writing everything from Witch Lit to Up Lit, from Steam Punk to Romantasy. Join the ‘Pitch Parties’ with editors. Meet the infamous ‘Super Agents’. Find out how publishing works from the doyennes and grandees of the major publishing houses. Live the writing life! (With all the trimmings.)

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Get support

The online community

‘The Novelry is a warm, supportive place for people at all stages of writing.’’ —Brooke Nolan

Always open, always on!

Enjoy The Novelry Live, our online community for writers. Get the latest news and tips from your fellow writers. Our forums offer a safe, secure space for you to make friends and get other feedback on your chapters from beta readers at our workshop to form your perfect critique circle. You’ll find genre-specific and course-based writing groups to suit your writing needs and stage of writing. Delve into threads on things like tropes to avoid in fantasy writing, what’s new in sci fi, getting to grips with the details of research for historical fiction writers, and how romance writers reinvent the ‘meet-cute’. So much safer than Facebook groups or un-moderated writing groups where harsh criticism can throw you off your game. Spend time in a trusted writing community to become a better writer.

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Learn from the best

A library of video masterclasses

Over 100 classes with famous bestselling authors for you to explore in your own time.

Binge-worthy box sets for the bookish! Find out how bestselling authors (really) write their books – from the seeds of the idea for the story, through their plotting and planning process, from first draft to final draft. Learn how to nail that query letter and meet the submissions guidelines from leading literary agents. Get marketing tools, tips for social media and self-promotion, whether you’re heading for a traditional publishing deal or self-publishing. Discover how to navigate the publication opportunities open to you. Binge the box set and find out more about the writing process of Tayari Jones, Paula Hawkins, Yann Martel, Rosie Walsh, Tess Gerritsen, Kristin Hannah, Lucy Foley, Tami Hoag and many more.

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Real life events

Our writers like to get away from the desk occasionally to celebrate their hard work with their writer friends and mingle with authors and literary agents at our gatherings.

Our members meet up in the USA and the UK twice a year.

 ‘What a BLAST!! It’s been a very, very long time since I’ve had such a great night. Apart from having a ton of fun, I just felt so deeply connected, so many tremendous conversations, not a millisecond of boredom, it was a wonderful night.’ Dr. Brooke Nolan.

We offer annual cocktail parties in London and New York.

See you there!

Happy writing

One of the best online writing groups in the world, rated excellent by writers.

‘The Novelry is not just an amazing writing course, it is so much more. It is also a community of ambitious writers, authors, mentors, editors, and all-round lovely people who will be with you on your writing journey.’

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Talitha McQueen

‘For the first time, I feel like I can write and complete and publish a novel, and it’s not a pipe dream. The Novelry is not just a warm community but also a step-by-step guide to writing a novel from start to finish. And it works!’

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Ngozi Amadi

‘The support of the other writers makes the whole process so enjoyable. I have loved every minute of it. You gave me permission to write and the tools to do it. Thank you! After mulling my novel idea over in my head (and occasionally on paper) over the previous six years, I am finally writing it. I have a finished first draft and a plan to go forward.’

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Ruth Husain

‘Engaging, confidence building, supportive and not to be missed. If you are serious about writing a novel, you need this course. If you are struggling with your novel you need this course. Amazing support from all concerned, from Louise's vlogs to writing coaches and all the other lovely people taking this class sharing their feelings/thoughts as they go further and further through the class. I now feel I can finish my novel to a high standard.’

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Irene Howarth