The career path for authors
With The Finished Novel, you’ll develop the advanced creative writing skills you need to complete a work of fiction to get published.
Our focus is on you and your writing. From the initial idea through to a finished draft, you will have all the resources you need, with course lessons and coaching in a supported pathway from a cracking concept through to polished prose performance on the page.
The Finished Novel includes our 3-stage course program and a complete in-depth report on your manuscript to prepare your novel for submission to literary agents.
We’ll ensure you are writing a story likely to get published before you put pen to paper, and your experienced and bestselling author coach will help you develop an exciting and inventive storyline in your fiction genre. You’ll work one-to-one with a professional editor to edit, revise and polish your manuscript. Our editorial team, all of whom have been publishing professionals for major publishing houses, will work with you to prepare a pitch-perfect submission package for literary agents when your manuscript is ready.
Enjoy a campus-like experience from home during your year within our community of serious writers and work towards a practical outcome – our recommendation to literary agents. Enrol now to start your journey to become one of our success stories.
The 3-stage structured pathway with courses and coaching.
Weekly online classes
Membership of the worldwide writing group.
A manuscript assessment
A full report from publishing editors.
Submission to literary agencies
Our bespoke service for literary agent introductions.
1. Get the Idea (5 lessons)
2. Once Upon a Time (8 lessons)
3. The Process (3 lessons)
4. Worldbuilding (19 lessons)
5. Heroes and Villains (3 lessons)
6. The Reader (3 lessons)
7. The Author (8 lessons)
8. Farewell (5 lessons)
1. The Inspiration and Preparation Phase (10 lessons)
2. The Construction Phase (30 lessons)
3. The Swim Phase (15 lessons)
4. The Heat Phase (15 lessons)
5. The Enlightenment Phase (15 lessons)
6. The Home Phase (15 lessons)
1. Turning Pro (6 lessons)
2. Developmental Edit (19 lessons)
3. Line Edit (16 lessons)
4. The Submission Process (9 lessons)
The Marked-Up Manuscript
The Video Debrief
Next Steps: Your Path To Publishing
The Finished Novel program
Sign up for the complete most comprehensive novel writing course.
You have our 7-day money-back Happy Writing guarantee should you change your mind.
A comprehensive 2-year program with editorial feedback as you write is also available.
For that and instalment payment plans from $299 / £239 click here.
Reviews from our graduates
The writing course program with rave reviews
‘The Novelry’s creative writing courses are unique – intelligent, surprising, more than a little magical – and I can’t recommend them highly enough. The result was my debut novel, For When I’m Gone, which was published by Orion Fiction.’
— Rebecca Ley
‘I signed up to force myself to finish a languishing draft, thinking I’d use it as a prompt rather than a school – I’d done enough writing courses and wasn’t expecting to learn much more from the lessons. But WOW! A cornucopia of thought-provoking sessions and exercises that challenged the way I saw my practice and stretched my thinking and experience well beyond my comfort zone. And, just as predicted, I really did quickly start to come to my writing with confidence and joy. As a writer, you can’t ask for much more. I’m hugely grateful that I discovered this fantastic writing course. Thank you!’
— Lucy Barker
‘It took me 66 years to get an agent. And it’s been worth the wait. I joined an amazing online writing community called The Novelry. Up until then, I’d 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 course, I’d have something. She was right.’
— Susie Bower
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