Writing a Novel to Get Published.





The Big Edit at £399

The Writing Course to Prepare for Success.

Go from being a writer to an author. A complete service to take your manuscript through to preparation for submission to agents with our careful stewardship all the way. The Editing Course will put your story through its paces. Apply the simple clarity of purpose and logic of the 30 lessons to get your story straight. Be confident that you know how to evaluate what you're writing and create a meaningful, powerful story, word by word. Get insightful feedback on your work from our writers and coach and author Louise Dean. Get pitch perfect and land that contract.

Get Ready To Revise

Getting professional with the manuscript. Setting up the novel folder. Check your organisation. 6 lessons.

The Story Structure

How to check it's all working together as one muscle. The Title. The Hook. The Synopsis. The Five F's. The Midpoint. The absolute essentials to guide the new draft. 6 lessons.

Chapter & Verse

Apply our method to every element of your work. Voice. Perspective. Character. The First Sentence. Your line by line style. Learn how to avoid the 'Cardinal Sins' which will get your work rejected. 9 lessons.

Successful Submission

Know when it's ready. Get valuable feedback from beta-readers and professionals here. The ideal submissions package. Get pitch perfect. How to secure agents and publishers. 10 lessons. Get feedback as a member.

The Unique Three-Stage Process.

Red Light. You will be guided step-by-step to prepare a plan for your revised draft in the Editing Course which you'll submit to Louise Dean for review. (Genre, title, premise, outline, theme - does it hang together? Is it commercially viable? How can we make it stronger?) We will work together on it during our 45 minute online working session.   It's all in the edit with novels, so let's get you straight from the start. Then you can work with confidence.

Amber Light. You'll be shown how to revise line-by-line in the third phase of the course, and prompted to show your work chapter by chapter to our fellow writer members for their developmental feedback and constructive encouragement at our workshop, The Novelry Lodge.

Green Light. When you've completed your draft and the work is as good as damn it, you will be prompted to submit the first three chapters to Louise and to book our second working session together. Look forward to in-depth feedback and find out if we're ready to submit to our agents.

Exciting times ahead! But relax, the course is yours to keep and you have a year's membership and a year to schedule those calls with me. So take it easy.

£399 for The Big Edit

"The Best Course for Editing Your Novel." 

(The BookFox.)

'The Editing Course is a safe homecoming for writers who've been sailing the choppy seas of the first draft. It's both pragmatic and inspiring - from how to lay out a manuscript for submission, to interrogating structure, dialogue, characters, sentences, words, hook...I know that, once I've completed it, my manuscript will be as professionally executed as it can be. And here's a weird thing - I shall be using the Editing Course when I construct my next novel. It's the only 'reversible' course I've ever encountered! '

Susan Nott-Bower. 

The Novelry successfully pitched Susan's manuscript to literary agency Peters Fraser & Dunlop and they now represent her as an author.

£95 for the Editing Course

Some of our Literary Agency Partners.


We work with leading global literary agencies who represent authors in every country. Literary Agencies like to work with The Novelry because the standard of work is so high. Click through our partners below. We ask that they VIP fast track our writers and respond within 2 weeks of our submission on your behalf. We ask for no commission from either author or agency. We will only submit work when it's ready and because we love it. It's a love story with a happy ending.

Get Ready to Submit to Agents

Sign up for the editing course and don't forget to add membership at checkout if you want wise feedback from our novelists (included in The Big Edit.)

The Big Edit

£399 / $499

One payment

Our Unique Three Stage Process

  1. The Editing Course 
  2. A  Year's Membership of The Novelry 
  3.  The Three Stage Process

RED. After taking the first two phase of the four phases of the course, your outline for your revised draft will be assessed with feedback via an online live working session with Louise Dean to direct your new draft.

AMBER. Feedback on your first three chapters from our writer members.

GREEN. Feedback on your first three revised chapters (or 5000 words) from Louise Dean

Your manuscript pitched to literary agents when we agree it meets the standard for submission.

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The Editing Course

£95 / $125

One Payment

The Editing Your Novel Course with over 30 lessons:

- prepare the revised draft

- review your story structure with an eye to commercial success

- how to work through your manuscript to choose how to order and structure the material

- how to prepare for submission to agents and publishing editors and listings of all available options

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£149 / $185


A closed, secure workshop and a closed social group for more than one hundred working writers to share their work and get answers. Your first choice for beta-readers. All the support, encouragement a writer needs to build confidence and improve quickly.

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I like writing, but I love editing.


When you know what your true purpose is, and you have a clear story arc, it's such a joy to revise your first draft. This is my favourite course. Enjoy watching your book emerge. (Click on the dots below to see some of what's inside the course.)

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