Finish your novel faster
Have you started but got stuck with writing your novel? Maybe you’ve got a few thousand words in or reached the midpoint and stalled. Or, you have written a first draft, but you’re worried your narrative structure isn’t the best way to tell your story.
If you think it might be time to improve your storytelling skills and raise your novel to publishing standards, The Novel Development Plan can take you all the way to the last draft.
Take a fresh approach to your novel and breathe new life into it. Don’t miss the opportunity to reboot your writing life with expert advice from plot to page from an experienced author and our team of publishing professionals.
We’ll get your story shipshape so that you can really enjoy crafting it line by line towards a pitch-perfect novel. Our carefully structured program will guide you through writing a page-turning novel step-by-step. Your program starts with a review of the storyline with your writing coach in a one-to-one session to review the narrative arc and how each and every element from character, to setting, to your storytelling treatment might best contribute to its readability. In the course lessons, we’ll share with you the craft skills and self-editing techniques for a polished performance to meet publishing standards. It’s the book writing course created by a Booker Prize-listed author. Complete your novel with the support of our courses, coaching and community. Start afresh today.
The structured pathway with 150+ lessons.
To write, revise and edit your book.
Weekly online classes
Membership of the worldwide writing group.
A year’s membership
Flexible payments and extension plans.
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)
Complete your novel
Sign up to write or re-write and edit your novel.
You have our 7-day money-back Happy Writing guarantee should you change your mind.
‘A way forward’
The writing course program with rave reviews
‘The course was essential to my journey as a writer. I was able to establish a disciplined writing practice that propelled me forward. I gained an immense amount of confidence not just in my abilities as a writer, but in my own ideas and storytelling technique. This experience has given me the confidence to say, –Yes, I am a writer.’
— Lacy Blake-Vetter
‘The Novelry offered me a way forward to write my story. It allowed me to become disciplined, remain a learner and avoid the brutality of self (‘oh, I'm no good at this really’ or ‘what right do I have to_____’ that sort of thing.) The climate at The Novelry is warm and kind. We are expected to be sincere in our effort. Not everyone needs to be motivated by R. Lee Ermey from Full Metal Jacket. Thank you.’
— John Bell
‘It’s the best thing you can do for your novel. I began the course with about 30k words written on this novel and I wasn’t sure whether or not to begin all over again or simply keep going. I chose that second course and on balance feel like it was the correct one. Louise is just a great ‘writer-whisperer.’ The lessons seemed to match in an uncanny way with whatever set of obstacles I was confronting in this process. I share her taste in literature and that helped... but the course is just a marvelous aide for the long engagement required to get a world out into print, it seems to me.’
— Guy Zimmerman
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