Writing a Novel to Get Published.





Re-Write and Revise.

The Writing Course for a Final Draft.

Go from being a writer to an author. This course will put your story through its paces. Apply the simple clarity of purpose and logic of these 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 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.

'The Best Course for Editing Your Novel'

The Bookfox 2019

'A Safe Homecoming.'

'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, Published Author and Painter.

'And suddenly everything became clear to him' Anton Chekhov.

At just £95 for 30 lessons.

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.)

How to write a book

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