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Writing can be a solitary endeavor. That’s why our founder started The Novelry. After writing solo for twenty years, Booker Prize listed author, Louise Dean, felt she needed to work with other writers, and she decided to build an active community of novelists with live supportive writing classes and a critique circle of trust.
When you sign up for one of our writing courses, you’ll have immediate access to our program of live writing classes.
You’ll be welcomed into one of the world’s most loved writing communities with 5* reviews from writers from every corner of the globe. You’ll meet writers from the USA, the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and make new writing friends.
Membership included in your course
Live online events
Meet bestselling authors, literary agents and publishing professionals at our special guest events.
With weekly online writing workshops and live classes for all genres of fiction in time zones.
Enjoy lively discussions at our online writing community, open 24/7 worldwide.
Library of resources
Recorded masterclasses with global bestselling authors sharing their writing process.
Our online writing community offers writers a safe space.
Only students of our writing courses are members, so you’ll be able to share the ups and downs of the writing life with your fellow writers.
Find your tribe at The Novelry. You’ll get the boost you need, when you need it, from your writing friends.
Our thriving busy community is an ad-free, safe space, closed and secure, bound by terms of confidentiality, allowing you to be yourself as a writer among trusted new friends and like-minded people.
Writing craft workshops
Problems? Questions? Motivation lacking?
Drop into one of our weekly Story Clinic sessions 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, and more. Meet 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. Don’t forget Book Club, a chance to go beyond the written words on the page to explore the story from the inside out.
Some highlights this writing season:
Recorded master classes
Find out how your favourite 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 becoming a bestselling author changed has their lives. Meet your literary heroes and ask them your questions in these special sessions, recorded for you to watch at your convenience too as Catch Up TV. Hear from literary agents and publishing industry experts. Find out 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. Learn how to navigate the publication opportunities open to you. Binge the box set and find out more about the writing process of Paula Hawkins, David Nicholls, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Jessie Burton, Meg Rosoff, Katherine Arden and many more. You can find articles written for The Novelry by our guest authors at the blog.
Real life events
Our writers like to get away from the desk occasionally to celebrate their hard work with cocktails with their writer friends and mingle with our author guests and literary agents at our parties.
Our members flew in to the party in London 2022 from all over the world. ‘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.’
We offer annual cocktail parties in London and New York. See you there!
One of the best online writing communities in the world, rated excellent by writers.
“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.”
“The Novelry is a warm, supportive place for people at all stages of writing. The Novelry has exceeded my expectations and enriched my life.”
—Dr Brooke Nolan
“The Novelry works with your schedule so you can still do your full-time job, and introduces you to a community of writers. The program and its tutors make me feel welcome and treat me like a writer, not just a student.”
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