The Ninety Day Novel ®

Write a first draft of your novel in 90 days.

 

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How To Write a Novel With the World Famous Novel Writing School.

Learn creative writing skills with professional writing courses designed for authors. Progress your writing with one-on-one coaching on Zoom from published authors. Get a full range of professional advice and support for your work from published authors and publishing specialists. Prepare for publication with Big Five professional editors, previously from Penguin Random House. Join our online discussions for writers and agents and online writing classes for students every week.

This is the creative writing course created by a Booker Prize-listed award-winning writer to help you bring to life a bold story, beautifully told, in any genre of fiction.

Develop the technical skills to craft a compelling story and develop a page-turning plot with over 100 lessons offering unique expert tools to plan, structure and pace your progress.

You’ll acquire advanced writing skills and learn the methods of the great authors to fast-track your novel writing. Your one-to-one writing coaching sessions will help you stay on track to write to the end.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced writer, this is the online course for writers ready to take their next step towards a finished novel.

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The course at a glance

One-to-One

Write with one-to-one coaching by Zoom from bestselling and award-winning writing coaches.

Daily lessons

Create, and write a first draft of your novel with daily lessons, writing exercises and tips from the online course created by a Booker Prize-listed author.

Weekly online classes

Join the world’s favourite writing group for novelists with author and agent guest events and weekly online writing classes. Engage in lively discussions with fellow writers.

Towards publishing

Qualify for enrolment on The Big Edit course to get novels ready to secure world-class agency representation in the literary world with our fast-track direct submission service.

The Ninety Day Novel ®

Over 100 lessons, a whole range of writing tasks and writer coaching.

The course is carefully structured to support your work-in-progress with video, text and downloads over six phases of development. You’ll be guided with practical writing tasks to prepare your initial idea, construct the novel from the ground up, develop a productive writing practice, power through the middle with bold plotting, and raise the stakes towards a satisfying ending.

1. The Inspiration and Preparation Phase

Where motivation meets method. Ten game-changing lessons to take at your own pace to get prepared to write your first draft. We’ll share with you our highly effective one-hour-a-day method for writing fiction.  A complete mindset reboot and cleanse. 

All successful novels take time and a good amount of headspace. You’ll discover how to develop these alongside your writing skills to achieve your ambitions with our ‘Big Life Hack’. This is the course for busy people to achieve their ambition to write a novel.

2. The Construction Phase

An intense two-week period to get the groundwork prepared for writing your novel. You’ll set your own start date to write when you’re ready. We’ll begin to develop the outline with the main character, the vital character flaw, and how your setting and cast serve your story and you’ll discover the one-word secret to creating drama – all key skills you need when you are learning to write a great novel.

You’ll prepare a simple but deadly one-page plan for your first novel that packs the elements essential to  readers, publishers and agents. You’ll meet your tutor to work through the outline together, get creative inspiration for development, check the plot, receive constructive feedback on your plan and get a big thumbs up to start writing. 

3. The Swim Phase

We’ll advise you to write slowly as you develop the vital organs of your story and show you some novel writing techniques to build your confidence on the page.

We’ll consider who is telling the story, from what perspective and how, the matter of ‘voice’ and how the setting can drive the events unfolding in your plot.

You’ll be introduced to some of the methods of the all-time great writers and learn new techniques to make your writing sharper and smarter.

4. The Heat Phase

Fierce and fabulous lessons from the frontline of an award-winning author’s real-life writing method to power you through the middle of your novel. Now you’re really cooking, knowing what's working, staying on track with your daily writing checking in with your writing coach to stay motivated.

Your daily word count will increase as you get deeper into the story and raise the stakes in your plot.

Here’s where you fall in love with your story.

5. The Enlightenment Phase

Game-changing insights daily to power you through your writing. We’ll examine the nuts and bolts of one of the greatest novels of all time to consider how to be both poet and programmer as you craft your novel. We’ll show you the master strokes to fulfil your early promises to the reader with deft and economical touches that give those ‘a-ha’ moments.

6. The Home Phase

Here’s where it all comes together with the last 20 lessons bringing together the key elements of storytelling: theme, character, dramatic irony, narrative arc, and sub-plots coming together for a satisfying ending.

We’ll ensure your story plays out with a grand finale by finding your secret storytelling code. Your writer coach and our community will be cheering you all the way to The End, and we’ll advise you on next steps and whizz you a course certificate to celebrate your achievement. You’ll have a novel done and can then move into the process of refinement for publication!

7. Coaching

You’ll be guided how to choose your writing coach in your course before you get started writing. You will be able to work side-by-side with a bestselling author as your mentor to ask them about their writing life and discover techniques appropriate to you and your story. Our writing mentors are positive, constructive and encouraging and you’ll find your sessions allow time for questions to explore your plot in detail and get expert ideas and idea to develop your fiction writing. Schedule one-to-one author coaching sessions by Zoom available in all time zones with the author of your choice.

8. Community

As a member, you’ll enjoy the support of our thriving and active worldwide online community, interaction with fellow students and be able to join author guest sessions and Q&As with literary agents and publishing professionals, weekly online writing classes. You’ll be able to join specialist genre writing groups and live online workshops.You’ll get access to our library of recorded writing masterclasses with bestselling authors. We offer a phenomenal selection of resources for writers of every genre of fiction writing and memoir.

9. Certificate

You’ll have a testament to writing skills of a high standard with our certificate of completion. Proof of expertise with an accomplishment overseen by a respected professional. The Novelry is the writing school recommended by the world’s leading literary agencies.

Sign up to write your novel 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, after which it’s easy and affordable to extend access should you need it.

 

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90 Day Novel ®

$ 399

Per month for 3 months

  • 6 Coaching Sessions
  • The Novel Course
  • 12 months access
  • Membership Annual
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$ 399 x3

Novel Development Plan

$1725

  • 6 Coaching Sessions
  • The Novel Course
  • The Big Edit
  • 12 months access
  • Membership Annual
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$1725

The Finished Novel Course

$ 3599

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

90 Day Novel ®

£ 335

Per month for 3 months

  • 6 Coaching Sessions
  • The Novel Course
  • 12 months access
  • Membership Annual
  •  

     

     

£ 335 x3

Novel Development Plan

£ 1415

  • 6 Coaching Sessions
  • The Novel Course
  • The Big Edit
  • 12 months access
  • Membership Annual
  •  

     

£ 1415

The Finished Novel Course

£2999

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

Reviews of Our Writing Courses

Writers love The Novelry

Lacy Blake-Vetter

“Invaluable. A big eye-opener. I’ve done many writing courses, many of which rely heavily on the workshopping method. The Novelry's Novel Course offers far more. It combines structured ‘how-to’, teaching, including textual analysis of works by great writers, coaching and one-to-one tutor contact including detailed feedback on problems, writing etc, all in one package and all available as you write your novel.”

— Monica Balt

Lacy Blake-Vetter

“The Novelry teaches the fundamentals of storytelling, editing and how to grow an idea into a published piece of work. Apart from learning a lot, I have made friends with lots of interesting people at The Novelry. I also appreciate the way the accomplished writer coaches communicate. 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

Lacy Blake-Vetter

“The Novelry gave me the confidence that I could write a novel in ninety days. It 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. I learned how to build upon my writing layer by layer instead of getting overwhelmed by everything all at once.”

— Dinu Krishnamoorti

 "The Novelry's writing courses are unique - intelligent, surprising, more than a little magical - and I can't recommend them highly enough. I began with The Ninety Day Novel, which enabled me to tap into my subconscious in a way that no other writing course had. The result was my debut novel, For When I'm Gone, which was published by Orion Fiction. While working on my shortly-to-be-published second book I returned and took The Classic Course, which was also superb, and invaluable in terms of understanding archetypes and the ingredients for a spellbinding plot. The courses are drip-fed into your inbox each day which rewires your writing brain - suddenly, completing a manuscript seems manageable. Combine this with astute advice from incredible writer Louise Dean and I can't imagine a better headstart in this particular creative process. You can even do it all in your pyjamas, should you want - what could be better?"

— Rebecca Ley

 "The Novelry's writing courses are unique - intelligent, surprising, more than a little magical - and I can't recommend them highly enough. I began with The Ninety Day Novel, which enabled me to tap into my subconscious in a way that no other writing course had. The result was my debut novel, For When I'm Gone, which was published by Orion Fiction in September 2020. While working on my shortly-to-be-published second book I returned and took The Classic Course, which was also superb, and invaluable in terms of understanding archetypes and the ingredients for a spellbinding plot. The courses are drip-fed into your inbox each day which rewires your writing brain - suddenly, completing a manuscript seems manageable. Combine this with astute advice from incredible writer Louise Dean and I can't imagine a better headstart in this particular creative process. You can even do it all in your pyjamas, should you want - what could be better?"

— Rebecca Ley

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