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The Big Idea

 Come up with a big idea for the book you should write in just 21 days

 

 

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The Big Idea

Come up with a big idea for the book you should write in just 21 days

 

Start today!
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How do I start writing a book?

“Wow, I just wanted to give a huge thank-you for the Big Idea course. My confidence was low and I was definitely self-excluding. Then one day I saw the Big Idea course and decided to give it a go. The course is great, I've been able to work up an idea I really feel like I can run with but more importantly I have a whole new confidence in myself. ”

Kevin O'Brien

 

Some Tips On Writing a Book

The hard work behind every big book happens at the idea stage. A strong idea (almost!) writes itself. Publishers routinely pass on ‘good’ books in favour of standout stories – books that are packing a great hook. 100% of your publishing success comes from 0.001% of your words: the one-line pitch, the big idea.

Some of this may surprise you but...

1. It's not about the writing
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It's about storytelling

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2. You don't need to be a genius 
3. There's never a good time to write a book
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You make time

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You don't need material

4. You don't need material or life experience

The story doesn't happen to you, you happen to the story

You don't need to be wise and have all the answers. Stories are about questions. One question after another. What happens next? Why did she do that? What will he do to escape? How come there's no door to the house? Will they work out the guy's a villain? A story is not about you. Sure, it may use some of your experience. But a story, like a movie, is about other people. Think of it as you would creating a film in your head. Things change – that's the secret to a story. Simply say what you see. You won't see all the way to 'The End' today, but tomorrow you'll see what happens next. When you write, you write for you, to tell yourself the story. 

5. You don't need to know the whole story now

Ideas don't happen by magic, they're constructed

Ideas happen when you go looking for them, and they snowball. Once you know what you're looking for, you'll soon find a story you can't wait to write. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” John Steinbeck. 

A good idea almost writes itself because it's 'spring-loaded'. We'll explain what we mean by that and show you the incredibly simple secret to creating a story idea packed with page-turning energy.  All you have to do is to open the door to a new world. When you sign up to the Big Idea course, you'll get the key.

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“Six Stars.”

Apart from teaching storytelling, editing and how to grow an idea into a published piece of work, The Novelry is a warm, supportive place for people at all stages of writing. Membership of The Novelry has exceeded my expectations and enriched my life.” 

– Brooke Nolan

“The Novelry is a brilliant, inspiring and life-changing place to be.”

Having been wrestling with my story idea and several misfiring starts to it, I finally joined the Novelry. This year, I finally completed the first draft - and as a story it has utterly transformed, becoming much stronger. The biggest thing I've learned is that anyone can be good at writing but learning how to tell a compelling story, that's where the art truly comes in.

– Rebecca Megson-Smith

“A happy home for lonely writers.”

“The Novelry is both an engaging and inspirational set of courses and an extremely encouraging and supportive community that will take you from the germ of an idea to a publishing-ready book. I love being part of this movement.” 

– Lucy Coles

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Enjoy sessions with these authors in which they describe how they came up with the ideas for their books and get inspiring advice on how to get started writing from bestselling and award-winning writers.

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With the world's best-loved writing school

Assemble your big idea with the videos and exciting course materials created by our team. You'll leave the course with a book that has every chance of becoming a page-turner. We're the writing school with the onward journey to write and complete a book to publishing standard with our affordable and brilliant Book in a Year Plan, your follow-on course.

We'll guide you every step of the way, and our writers go on to secure world-class literary agents for publishing contracts, TV and media right for their books. We have taken beginners all the way through to achieving their ambition to become published authors.

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