The Second Novel Course 

Write your best novel yet with the advanced formula for a pitch-perfect novel.



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 The Second Novel Course 

Write your best novel yet with the advanced formula for a pitch-perfect novel.


The Advanced Creative Writing Course

Whether it's your second novel or your sixth, here's how to write your best story yet.

This is the course for writers serious who won't leave their next novel to chance.

Cut through doubt and establish a high-stakes story that allows you to achieve your ambitions, whether that's commercial sales figures, awards listings, or creative fulfilment. You'll gain absolute control of your story from the first moment you outline your structure and plot. Establish a strong theme that allows you to test the merit of every element of your story: from setting to casting, the secondary characters and the purpose of the sub-plot, you'll revel in some advanced techniques and tricks to bring places and people to life in deft, well-judged strokes. Choose the most effective treatment and perspective to tell your story, and drive a singular vision through your novel. Chapter by chapter, line by line, this course will enable you to give your most polished performance on the page ever. Make sure to pack the capsule novel course for the fast route to your place on the bestseller lists.


The Second Novel

Over 30 ‘insider’ lessons for writers.

Expert insights drawn from the works of famous contemporary novels will help you make bold and confident decisions. Plan, plot and write your best novel ever with ingenious resources. Use the tools, videos, and downloads to create a robust page-turner that hits the sweet spot of sales and creative satisfaction.

The Second Novel at a glance

Nail your pitch and plan the perfect plot with this course created by a Booker Prize-listed author.

Add one-to-one coaching with a published author to stay on track and meet your deadline.

Join the world's favourite writing group for novelists with author and agent guest events and weekly online writing classes.

Career advice for members from the team linked to the world's leading literary agencies.

To Write Your Best Book

Sign up for The Second Novel Course today. If you'd like some extra accountability and support – just choose the plan with coaching and community.

We'll take a mechanic's look under the bonnet of Pulitzer and Booker Prize-winning novels like The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Normal People by Sally Rooney, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore, The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald and many, many more to discover how the most famous contemporary novels work so that you can create yours.



Your Career.

Join us as a member to qualify for feedback on your work with paid sessions with our professional publishing editorial team. We're connected to leading literary agencies worldwide and can bring you up-to-date advice and pointers to ensure you're on the right track for the current publishing market.



Your Community.

The Novelry is home to many published authors and you'll be able to join our special group and workshop for published authors when you join us as a member. You'll be able to work with the author coach of your choice on The Second Novel Course Plan.


Connected to Literary Agents.

If you don't yet have an agent, we can help. The Novelry is the creative writing course partnered with leading literary agencies in the USA, the UK operating worldwide representing the biggest names in fiction. They look forward to receiving The Novelry's graduates' manuscripts through our carefully managed submissions service. 

You’re just a few steps away from your best book yet!

Choose a writing plan with coaching, feedback and payments to suit your needs.

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Our Second Novel Course Writing Plans

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Simply choose the level of support and guidance you'd like to accompany your course. All courses, coaching and community are yours for 12 months, after which it's easy and affordable to extend access should you need it.

If you would like our full support and an author co-pilot with six coaching sessions to stay on track we suggest The Second Novel Plan.

Choose your preferred currency below. We accept all currencies and your payment will be converted at today's rates without extra charges. You have a 7-day money-back guarantee should you change your mind.

Happy Writing

Where the writers are.

“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 individualised feedback on problems, writing etc, all in one package and all available as you write your novel. I'm the author of over 170 books. The Novelry picked me up with I was floundering, gave me direction, gave me a safe place, and gave me permission to find my own magic.

—Candice Ransom, published author

“I thoroughly enjoyed having a process to follow so that it didn’t feel like I was doing it alone. 70k in 4 months and it felt really easy getting the complete story told.

—Kate Gunn, published author

“Utterly brilliant. Life-changing, in fact. The course, the community and the guide, are the best things that have ever happened to the writer in me. If you’re serious about writing a novel, don’t let it roll about for 10 years. Write it in a season, while it’s fresh and you’re on fire.”

—Rashmi Sirdeshpande, published author

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