Book a chat

The Novel Development Plan

Complete your fiction novel or memoir to publishing standards.

Progress and hone sophisticated writing skills in at least one genre of fiction, engage in critiquing and reviewing works of fiction to an advanced level and prepare a substantial piece of work to a professional standard. 

Practical and professional skills are taught throughout the program in a cumulative way. You will be producing potentially publishable creative work for submission to our literary agency partners.

You can take each course, lesson by lesson, at your own pace and the course allows for pauses and breaks during your year with us.



The Writers’ Group:

The Novelry Live. An online closed and secure social group for novelists open 24 hours a day worldwide with writers in every genre, every time zone, every stage and every age.

Writing Classes. We offer a busy program of live writing classes and workshops by Zoom every week. Drop into one of our Story Clinics for the opportunity to tackle any problems arising in your writing that week. Offered in time zones suitable for those from Los Angeles to Sydney. Join our regular weekly author tutor hosted Group Workshops by fiction genre: Crime, Historical Fiction, SFF, Children's Fiction, Young Adult fiction and more. Meet the Founder every month at Team Chat.

Guest Sessions. Join us for sessions with global bestselling authors, literary agents and publishing professionals. Guest sessions are recorded to watch in your own time at your convenience. You can watch the library of recorded sessions in our Catch Up TV area.

Members have access to our Help & Support hub, Graduate Access extension plans and can book extra Paid Coaching Sessions and Paid Feedback Sessions with our team, and receive invitations to online and IRL events. Subscribed members are eligible for our Submission Service to literary agents. 

The Ninety Day Novel Course:

Over 100 lessons and six coaching sessions to guide you step-by-step day-by-day through writing your novel to stay on track to The End. You have access to all lessons immediately to take at your own pace.

In the first lessons of the Construction Phase, you will have time to evaluate and examine your proposed storyline from every angle to further develop your outline. You will be nudged to book a first call with your writing coach to check your storyline plan before you put pen to paper so that you can write onward with confidence. Allow one hour a day for your writing. 

The Big Edit Course:

50 lessons.

  • Phase One - Turning Professional: discover what you need to do to raise your game to become a published author. 
  • Phase Two - Developmental Edit: plan the pitch-perfect storyline based on the story you found in your first draft, a complete reboot for publishing success. The Big Edit First Session: a working session with our editorial team to review your new story outline plan and agree on the direction for revising your manuscript for success.
  • Phase Three - The Line Edit: drilling down into the technical skills to deliver your story chapter by chapter, line by line. Feedback - get feedback on your chapters from the best beta-readers at our members-only workshop and finesse your writing.
  • Phase Four - Submission: get ready to pitch your novel to literary agents. (10 lessons.) The Big Edit Second Session: submit your first 3 chapters, sample pitch letter and synopsis to our editorial team in advance of a full report and a 45-60 minute session to find out if you’re ready to have your work pitched to our literary agency partners.


6 Writer Coaching Sessions of 45 minutes live by Zoom to work on your storyline development with an author for creative development, direction, plot problems, motivation and troubleshooting. Schedule and reschedule at your convenience to support your writing. You will be guided on how to choose the author tutor for you in the Ninety Day Novel Course when your coaching begins and, in most cases, you will be able to work with the author of your choice. Coaching is available for all time zones. Calls are recorded for you to keep. 

Literary Agency Submission:

Our bespoke Submission Service happens by invitation when your manuscript is considered ready for successful submission by our Editorial Team and our Course Director and Founder. We will give you our best advice to get your manuscript ready for successful submission based on your ambitions. We take no commission for the service. We will make a submissions plan with your agreement and recommend you to appropriate agencies; we will keep you posted and informed as to feedback and the next steps and guide you as to making the right choice for you and your career as a published author. Your success is very much at the heart of what we do, and we want the best for you.

A Year’s Access and Easy Extension:

Enjoy a year’s access and relax! You can easily extend your membership and access to your courses and coaching thereafter with our Graduate Plans from just $29.99 or £19.99 a month. So relax and enjoy happy writing.  


I’m hugely grateful that I discovered this fantastic writing course. (Lucy Barker, now the published author of The Other Side of Mrs Wood published by Fourth Estate)


Terms and Conditions:

We protect and preserve your privacy and copyright with great care and our course content and community content are bound by copyright laws. No content, whether it belongs to The Novelry or to other members, is to be shared outside of The Novelry’s online communities and websites. Your use of our site constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and your agreement to be bound by them.

Happy Writing Guaranteed!

You have seven days from the date of purchase to try The Novelry. If for any reason at all it is not for you, we offer a complete money-back guarantee and a refund with no questions asked available simply by emailing us at hello @