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Our Fiction Writing Courses and Packages

The Novelry offers a range of fiction writing plans. Wherever you are in your writing journey, we’ve got the online creative writing course plan for you.

Our carefully designed online courses guide writers through the complete career path to becoming a published author. They have been rated the best online writing courses by independent bodies like The BookFox and Intelligent and are the fiction writing courses most recommended by writers with five-star reviews. Youre in safe hands.

Unlike other courses, our in person coaching on our novel writing course allows you to customise your course so that whether youre writing a childrens book, a memoir or a novel for adults or young adults in any fiction genre, you can write with a successful published author writing in your area.

Enjoy membership of our worldwide writing community. We offer live writing classes and online workshops to work with other writers, a buzzing and warm-hearted community of fellow students, an online community for sharing work for constructive feedback and plenty of online resources at your fingertips for an active and rewarding writing life. We have a vast library of over 100 recorded masterclasses with bestselling authors in all fiction genres like Val McDermid, Tess Gerritsen, Paula Hawkins, David Nicholls, publishing professionals and literary super-agents.

Our program is really simple. It’s a 3-step process beginning with building a great story to get your creative juices flowing with The Classic Courseour storytelling foundation course. It’s followed by writing the first full draft fast with The Ninety Day Novel Course with writer coaching to stay on track. The program concludes with revising that draft to publishing standards with The Big Edit and support from our professional editorial team.

Our fully online fiction writing courses all come with access for a year, after which it’s easy and affordable to extend your access to your plan to stay with us.

Most writers choose to combine our writing courses with The Finished Novel Course which includes all the courses plus extra feedback and a full manuscript assessment available as a one-year or two-year program. You will get access to all course lessons to take at your own pace with a structured and supportive pathway to keep you motivated. 

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You’ve always wanted to write a book, but youve always been so busy. The truth is there’s never a good time to write a book... but now there’s a good place! You’ll get the structure and dedicated one-to-one support to stay on track and you can take our program at your own pace to fit in with your lifestyle.

You’ll not only get the inside track on exciting creative writing techniques to find your unique voice, you’ll write with confidence knowing your outline is signed off before you start writing and your coach is on hand to give you custom guidance to write all the way to your happy ending. Don’t miss your chance to finally hold that book in your hands.

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The Finished Novel Course

Classic Course
Ninety Day Novel
The Big Edit
3 Feedback Sessions
Manuscript Assessment

The career path for authors. Our most popular plan, a comprehensive program to ensure you create, write and finish your first novel or memoir to publishing standards with coaching from a successful writer, in-depth and extensive feedback on your work as you write, and a full manuscript assessment from professional editors. Of our creative writing courses this is the most supportive, perfect for beginners and for seasoned writers who want to secure literary agents for a writing career as a published author. Available as a one-year or two-year program.

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The Book in a Year ®

Classic Course
Ninety Day Novel
The Big Edit

Achieve your ambition on a deadline and a budget. Get access to our three-step program with our core online creative writing courses, coaching and community with The Book in a Year ® plan and save money with this combined package.

You’ll enjoy structured writing assignments and coaching from established writers and editors as you progress through our three courses step by step from initial inspiration to a completed book in a year.

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Creative Writing Courses for Beginners

If you’re uncertain where to start, you’re just beginning and want to develop your fiction writing skills, or you’re a reader who’d like to learn how authors (really) come up with ideas and write their books, we’ve got the creative writing courses for you. 

As well as moving beyond a basic understanding of the building blocks of a great story, you can enjoy the benefits of a vibrant writing community and lively group discussions and writing classes every week.

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The Classic Course

Our foundation course in storytelling, the Classic Course explores the secrets of the all-time bestselling novels to help you craft your own story as you get started with fiction writing. Enjoy a variety of writing tasks to develop the focus and motivation you need to progress your idea to a brilliant story and outline your novel.

With membership of the world’s favourite writing group for live classes, creative writing tips and an online writing community to enjoy the adventure with new writing friends.

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The Novel Kickstarter

Classic Course
Ninety Day Novel

These online creative writing classes will give you the writing skills and knowledge you need to write compelling fiction. The Novel Kickstarter helps you turn your original ideas into a finished draft by combining the course materials from The Classic Course and The Ninety Day Novel Course with writer coaching.

Includes membership with all the writing resources you’ll need to support your writing journey.

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Getting That Novel Done!

It’s time. You’ve got your idea, you’ve started on your novel and now you need confidence, motivation and structure to develop memorable characters, pace your plot and get your novel finished. 

Perfect for those with some experience who are looking for that final push and a welcoming online writing community of fellow writers. Writers with a novel idea or even a substantial amount of a first draft they wish to develop further creatively will choose The Novel Development Plan. 

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The Ninety Day Novel ®

So, you have an idea and have begun writing but maybe you have stalled or got stuck? This online course has over 100 creative writing classes and author coaching covering a broad range of course materials. From plot structure to character development, it covers the whole writing process.

Here, you’ll  get your first draft done and dusted. The End.

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Novel Development Plan

Ninety Day Novel
The Big Edit

This is the plan designed to help you finish what you’ve started, in style. Many courses for creative writing stop at the first draft, but this supports you onwards as you edit your novel to a publishing standard with professional publishing editors.

It combines course materials from The Ninety Day Novel Course and The Big Edit with writer coaching and editorial support to get you to your last draft.

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The Finishing Touches

If you’re seeking to secure a literary agent and embark on a writing career as a published author, these are our services to take you all the way to achieving your ambition and getting published.

You will get guidance and support on the publishing process, giving you all you need to polish your novel to pitch-perfect, and enter our submissions process to present your work to our world-class literary agency partners.

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The Big Edit

For creative writers who’ve got a first or second draft finished and need to edit the work to publishing standards. Your course begins with a session with professional publishing editors to review your storyline and make a comprehensive plan for revision. You will be able to take the flexible course lessons at your own pace and get feedback from writers at our workshop before a forensic pre-submission session with the editorial team to prepare for presentation to our literary agents who represent writers globally.

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Ultimate Manuscript Assessment

An in-depth assessment of your novel from professional publishing editors. Includes a comprehensive report and a live session with one of our experienced editorial team formerly from famous publishing houses such as Penguin Random House.

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The Advanced Creative Writing Course

The Advanced Creative Writing Course is designed to help experienced writers write their best book yet – whether this is their second novel or their sixth. Make sure to pick the perfect pitch, craft the perfect hook, and write to your highest potential with expert fast-track insights for a page-turning new novel.

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The Advanced Writing Course

Join other experienced writers ready to write their best novel yet with ‘insider’ lessons and writing exercises from a Booker Prize-listed writer coach and add coaching with a bestselling published author buddy to stay on track and meet your deadline.

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Compare the combined course plans

We offer 3 courses in our 3-step program from a foundation in storytelling to develop a powerful idea through to publishing standards with The Classic Course, followed by The Ninety Day Novel and The Big Edit.

You can combine the courses to suit your needs, and save up to 20% on individual course prices when you buy one of our bundled packages or plans. With a combined plan you will have access to all lessons and coaching, immediately from the moment you sign up.

Our combined course plans are available in instalment payment plans to help you spread the cost. The plans include membership and a year of access. You can retain access to your courses, membership and coaching affordably and easily from $29.99 or £19.99 a month to $50 or £45 a month after your year.

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Take a look inside our courses

Your self-paced courses are served on a beautiful online platform with video, texts, interactive tools and downloads. 

Plus, you get access to our online writing group for fiction writers with live writing classes workshops and events! We offer a safe, secure, closed space where writers can be themselves, share their writing journey and make new friends. Easy to use, even for the less technical, you’ll love coming home to the wonderful world of The Novelry.

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