Discover Why Writers Call Us Life-Changing.
Read our writer success stories and discover the course our published authors describe as life-changing. Join us for happy writing and start a new chapter of your life today.
Your success means the world to us. It gives us great joy to work with you to complete your novel and connect you to the very best publishing professionals.
We're here for the long haul, to support you through your writing career. We will cheer you on, sing your praises, and be here to give you good advice.
Many of our course graduates have been listed for awards and prizes - The Bath Novel Prize, The Bridport Novel Prize, First Pages and more. We have a number of published authors with the Big Five Publishing Houses - such as Penguin Random House and Harper Collins and more - who have come to us to write their second and third novels. You can find out which agents have offered representation to our graduates at the literary agency partners page and you can read how delighted so many of our graduates have been to complete their novels with us at The Novelry reviews here.
Whether you're joining us to simply finish your book or to get published, we'll support you all the way.
A Published Author of Children's Fiction
Published by Puffin Books, Rashmi is the author of five children's books, shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Fiction Prize 2021. Rashmi joined The Novelry in 2017. Here's what she has to say about her experience with The Novelry:
“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. DO THIS COURSE! I challenge you not to fall in love with it.” Rashmi Sirdeshpande
Two Two-Book Publishing Contracts
Susie took all the courses in our Book in a Year plan and we pitched her novel to Peters, Fraser + Dunlop. The School for Nobodies was featured in The Independent's top ten summer reading picks, ranked alongside all-time classics such as The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
“I joined The Novelry in 2018. Up until then, I’d only written full-length fiction for adults but had got to the point where I’d lost momentum and couldn’t finish anything. I wailed to Louise at The Novelry that I had no ideas and she assured me that after the first week of The Novelry’s Classic course – I’d have something. She was right.” Susie Bower
A Two-Book Publishing Contract
“When I started writing my second novel with The Novelry’s Ninety Day Novel course, I was feeling uncertain I would ever be able to complete another full-length project. Within a short time of starting the lessons and chatting with Louise, I had my idea sorted and was able to embark on a first draft. The course worked and 90 days later I had my first draft. After taking the Editing course and taking advantage of all the wonderful author chats and workshops offered by The Novelry, I finally had my novel. It secured a two-book deal with Boldwood books and has also just been optioned for development into a six-part TV series. I am currently using The Novelry’s courses again to help me write my third novel. Being under deadline brings some extra pressure, but I know that if I stick with the brilliantly structured courses and make use of all the great resources at The Novelry, I will be able to deliver my novel. These courses have changed my writing life and I can’t recommend them highly enough.” Tracey Emerson
Represented by Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency
Carla joined The Novelry in 2020 to write her first book with us. We pitched her novel to agents and had a number of offers within days. Here's what she has to say about her experience with The Novelry.
“Quite simply – brilliant.”
“Writing my debut novel, Fifty Minutes, whilst completing the course at The Novelry, was an intense experience but an absolutely pleasurable one. Louise Dean and her team are quite simply brilliant. The lessons and guidance I received were first class and helped me to develop as a writer. From the initial idea for my novel to the point of getting agent representation, The Novelry were on hand with support and advice. The dream was always to get an agent and so to receive interest from several was mind-blowing - to have Madeleine Milburn within that list was more than I could have hoped for. I’m thrilled!” Carla Jenkins
Represented by United Agents.
Cate Guthleben took the creative writing courses at The Novelry and we pitched her work to global literary agency United Agents to secure her representation.
“A great sense of achievement.”
“I’m a great believer in instant gratification, and the course gets you producing work straight away. No stopping to edit for critique like on more formal courses, and no need to spend time critiquing others until you are ready to. Just a wonderful smooth and steady progress towards producing your own work.” Cate Guthleben
The Creative Writing Blog.
The #1 writing blog worldwide at rankedblogs.com. Great advice from writers every Sunday.
Get on the list!
Get the Sunday paper for writers to your inbox.