The Finished Novel Course

Comprehensive care towards a finished manuscript and a writing career.

Prepare to get published with our exciting and practical courses, coaching and community, and outstanding expertise from the publishing world.

 

 

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How To Get A Book Published

The professional career path with structured course content, writer coaching, intensive feedback and a full manuscript assessment.

Writers find it hard to understand the publishing process and how to access publishing routes outside of those available to self-published authors. Many writers can write but few get published. You may be asking yourself why? The answer is usually story, story, story.

With The Finished Novel Course, you’ll develop the advanced storytelling skills you need to complete a work of fiction to get published via the traditional publishing route, step by step, in safe hands. We’ll take you from the early stage of a story idea through the writing process to work with a professional editor to complete a novel or memoir to publishing industry standards. What’s more we’ll open the closed doors of the publishing world to you and you’ll see, as we do, that it’s open to debut authors who understand how stories work and present their work with professional flair..

The Finished Novel Course is a carefully structured, fully supportive pathway to publishing that includes extensive feedback on your writing from editors from traditional publishers to achieve your ambition to get published. Suitable for all writers, even new writers, and those who want to go beyond self publishing towards a traditional publishing deal. The Finished Novel Course offers so much more than a Masters in Creative Writing because the course is focused on a practical outcome – a finished manuscript of a standard that will enable you to enter the publishing process.

The Novelry is here to help you fast track your journey to a traditional publishing deal. We offer affordable instalment payment plans for writers worldwide available in every currency.

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The Finished Novel Course

The complete career path to becoming a published author

Our fully-structured and supported package including a manuscript assessment with professional publishing editors.
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1. The Classic Course

A great story begins here. Most writers can write, but few are naturals with storytelling. Our foundation course will ensure your plot is packing the prime movers for traditional publication. The course will help you create book ideas for all genre fiction, including literary fiction, young adult and children's fiction. When you begin the next stage, before you start writing, we’ll guide you to prepare the book proposal that’s most likely to get a book published and on to the bookstore shelves. 1–2 months.

2. The Ninety Day Novel Course

You’ll forge a personal connection with a traditionally published writing mentor who will guide your story development and keep you motivated to stay on track. You’ll write with wise guidance from the daily lessons and the supportive writing community to complete a first draft. You’ll discover how to meet the requirements for writing genre fiction or literary fiction for the big publishing houses. 3–4 months.

3. The Big Edit

Revise and edit your book with the cool, clear logic of the editing course. Develop an understanding of your target audience to meet the standards of a publishing house. Enjoy feedback on sample chapters from beta readers at our workshop. Get feedback on your plan for revision before you start rewriting from former acquiring editors from the big publishing houses who have an expert understanding of the current writer’s market. They’ll help you prepare your query letter, synopsis and pitch package to meet the submission guidelines of most agents. 2–6 months.

4. Author Coaching and Publishing Editor Feedback

Throughout the Finished Novel Course you’ll get coaching from professional writers to help you stay on track. Find out more about our bestselling writer coaches here. Additionally, you’ll benefit from intensive feedback on your written work in three chunks of 5000 words a time from our professional publishing editor team. Each of our editors have experience with more than one publisher and our team has worked with almost every publishing company: Penguin Random House, Pan Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Bloomsbury and many more famous publishing houses.

5. The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment

Our publishing services team members each have experience as an editor at a traditional publisher and as such they have acquired books from most agents at the world’s leading literary agencies. Your editor knows first-hand how to get a book published and will evaluate every aspect of your story and writing: from the overall narrative arc to each character, from pace and momentum to prose and dialogue. You will receive a fully marked-up manuscript and a comprehensive report that looks at your work, sentence by sentence, with clear guidance for final touches, as well as a pitch-perfect synopsis and query letter. Valid for 2 years.

6. Literary Agents

The Novelry is partnered with the world’s leading literary agents who present writers’ books to senior acquiring editors at major publishing companies. Our literary agency partners are keen to see the high standard of debut authors of talent who have graduated from our courses at The Novelry. A great agent can get you a traditional publishing deal, as well as TV and film rights too. 

7. Community

With weekly live writing classes, also available to you as a recorded box set, learn with global bestsellers writing in all areas of genre fiction from science fiction to children’s fiction, from romance to crime fiction, from writers like Val McDermid, Paula Hawkins, Sophie Kinsella, Meg Rosoff, Jessie Burton, David Nicholls and more. They’ll tell you how their published books came into being, from the query letter that got their foot in the door of the publishing industry to the ins and outs of working with a traditional publisher, from book title to book cover to royalties, rights, public relations and intellectual property. 

8. Certificate

You’ll have a certificate of completion for your courses as overseen by our founder and course director, Louise Dean. Louise Dean has won The Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, Le Prince Maurice Prize, been nominated for The Guardian First Book Prize, longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award and The Booker Prize. Her own books have been deemed the top books of their year by the Guardian, the Observer and Publishers Weekly. Her fourth novel was an Oprah Book Club pick. She was a finalist for the Costa Coffee 2020 Short Story Award. She has been widely praised as a writer from the Wall Street Journal to the Sunday Times and by the Novel Laureate for Literature J. M. Coetzee.

Sign up for the pathway to becoming a published author today.

Simply choose the level of support and guidance you’d like to accompany your course. All courses, coaching and access to our community of other writers are yours for 12 months and we make it easy and affordable to extend your access to the plan thereafter on an annual or monthly basis.

You can select from our instalment payment plans here.

 

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The Finished Novel Course

$3599

  • The Classic Course
  • The Novel Course
  • 6 Coaching Sessions
  • 3 Feedback Sessions
  • The Big Edit
  • The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment
  • Membership
$3599

The Finished Novel Course

£2999

  • The Classic Course
  • The Novel Course
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Feedback Sessions
  • The Big Edit
  • The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment
  • Membership
£2999
Finished Novel Course payment plans

Our Writing Course Reviews

 

Lacy Blake-Vetter

“The Novelry's 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

Lacy Blake-Vetter

“A wonderful organisation for aspiring writers, and we’re thrilled to work with them!”

— Madeleine Milburn, Director of Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

Lacy Blake-Vetter

“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 Accomplished’ Independent (Top Ten Children’s Books)

“These courses have changed my writing life and I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

 

“Within a short time of starting the lessons, I had my idea sorted and 90 days later I had my first draft. After taking the editing course and taking advantage of all the wonderful author chats and workshops offered by The Novelry, I secured a two book deal and it has been optioned for development into a six-part TV series.” 

— Tracey Emerson

“These courses have changed my writing life and I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

 

“Within a short time of starting the lessons, I had my idea sorted and 90 days later I had my first draft. After taking the editing course and taking advantage of all the wonderful author chats and workshops offered by The Novelry, I secured a two book deal and it has been optioned for development into a six-part TV series.” 

— Tracey Emerson

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