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“The Novelry has exceeded every expectation I had. It has taught me the discipline and the craft of writing and persevering, it has opened my eyes to writing techniques I was not conscious of, and it has made the whole process of writing with all its accompanying self-doubt less lonely and more bearable. I started on this course knowing that I had to do something, just anything, to kick-start my writing, and I never expected it to be this fabulous and life-changing.” Elena Cheah, Berlin.
“I wrote a first draft. Still can’t believe it. Realizing that I could find an hour a day to write, and that a novel can be built in 90 days, was empowering. I have gained confidence in writing. I feel so happy to be writing again and doing something for myself. I feel I have a new support network. I wish I’d done it ages ago and I’d like to spread the love! I’m proud to be part of this incredible community of writers.” Lucy Coles, UK.
“The lessons are extremely fun and engaging, as is the community built around them. Louise always seems to get me ‘unstuck’ with her advice and suggestions. The formula she’s created to get your novel onto the page is a simple one, and if followed, it really works. If you have a novel in you that’s trying to get out, I highly recommend Louise Dean and The Novelry.” Lauren Vosbein, USA.
“The Novelry is a thoughtfully structured course that provides excellent support for writers working on a novel. Louise’s advice comes from a place of experience and heart. She instils confidence in people. I have come further with this new manuscript in the past two months than I would have thought possible.” Alison Powell, UK.
“I began with an idea in mind, but watching that idea evolve and take its life into its own hands has been a mystical experience to say the least. This course is just as much about the personal experience of the writing as it is about the novel itself, and that’s something new for me, and the crucial difference between this and other courses. When I think not only about the end-product, but also about day-to-day writing experience it sparks a curiosity that goes well beyond what the characters are up to. It’s a personal exploration as well, and the course is as much about that as it is about craft (which it is also very much about!)” Andrea Holck, UK.
“Thank you, Louise! Sixty days. I have you and your brilliance to thank for that. If this nightowl can get up at 6.30am and write for an hour a day, through redecoration, holidays, upheaval with builders, then anyone can!” Louise Tucker, UK.
“I highly recommend The Novelry! It has stopped my procrastination (in this it has been worth every cent). Plus, I feel it has given me permission to take myself seriously as a writer. Louise’s support is amazing, and her insights phenomenal. It has been exactly what I’ve needed.” Marg Scown, Australia.
“Yes it is disciplined, the content is great and the standard of teaching, high. But the magic is that there is a kindness here that makes you want to get up and bring your best self to the page every day.” Vanessa Zampiga, UK.
“Having a first draft under my belt now is a wonderful thing. I recommend the 90-day novel course highly - for the high quality of instruction, for its practical focus, and for its inspiring, nurturing environment (coupled with healthy doses of fun and humor). If you’re serious about writing (and finishing!) your novel, this is the one for you. It’s given me the tools I needed to finish a first draft and move my work forward. I feel much more confident about the whole writing enterprise now!” Anna Hewitt, USA.
“I have loved every minute of it. You gave me permission to write and the tools to do it. Thank you! After mulling my novel idea over in my head (and occasionally on paper) over the previous six years, I am finally writing it. I have a finished first draft and a plan to go forward. The support of Louise and the other writers, makes the whole process so enjoyable.” Ruth Husain, UK.
“I didn't know where or how to begin writing a novel when I began the course. But I knew I had a story inside me. And being part of a community of writers has been absolutely amazing. The video diaries from Louise were fantastic as they gave me the practical knowledge I needed every step of the way. I’ve now written over two thirds of my book and am racing towards the finishing line! If you’re serious about writing a novel and getting published I can’t recommend the Novel in Ninety enough.” Myfanwy Milward, UK.
“A dynamic, online writing course that engages the head and the heart, builds community, and helps this easily distracted writer stay on course.” Shelley Motz, Canada.
“With The Novelry you have personal guidance from a successful published author. There is a huge amount of very helpful material coming daily from this site. This is a course that will get you writing every day.” Linda Griffin, Dublin.
“If you love writing, The Novelry course helps you immerse yourself in your imaginary world. It provides you with the tools, structure and guidance to capture your ideas and translate them into a book readers will pick up. The Novelry welcomed me into a wonderful community where you can share work and give and receive feedback. The one-to-one chat with Louise helped me focus, provided me with a much needed confidence boost and gave me a plan. Louise works relentlessly to provide exciting outlets and opportunities to showcase work whether it is competitions or the chance of a VIP fast track to the top of her partner agents’ submission piles.” Emily Grice, UK.
“I recommend this course to every writer who has ever struggled to just get on with it. Louise has a deep understanding of those everyday issues that can make a beginning novelist feel they aren’t cut out for it. The truth is that many successful novelists have experienced the same issues and this course not only addresses the writing itself, but the many things that can hold back the beginning novelist back.” Jacqui Putnam, UK.
“Satisfaction and 90,000+ words! First, it is a lot of fun. Second, it provides a blueprint and a structure on how to get the novel written. Third, it isn’t a grind. There is encouragement to finish, but this isn’t like boot camp where you are thrashed until you are done. And at the end, there is that first draft of the novel you always wanted to write.” Walter Smith, USA.
“From encouraging me to taking myself seriously as a writer to helping me extract my novel out of my head and onto the page. It is a course that provides nourishment for writers - that intriguing combination of support, motivation and inspiration which allows every fragile, self-doubting writer to fly.” Hannah Dolby, UK.
“Before The Novelry, I must have started writing six or seven novels. I abandoned them all. I didn’t believe in myself, I could not focus my thoughts, and I second-guessed every decision I made, even in the first draft. Louise has taught me the value of patience and giving myself a break. She’s taught me how to plot, plan, and make use of every Eureka moment I have during my first draft. And she’s introduced me to other writers and made my journey less lonely. Thank you.” Adam Langley, UK.
“I researched several online courses and spoke to friends who had done this or that course. I reckon The Novelry is the best value for money, Louise’s experience and her honesty is great; and there’s this community spirit...I feel like I’m part of a family.” Lily Rosetta Jones, UK.
“The course, the community and the guide, Louise, 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, UK.
“Having the curtain pulled back regarding how a novel is crafted and why is taking me to new and great places.” Sean Agnew, USA.
“If you are thinking of signing up, don’t think twice. It’s one of the best decisions I have ever made. After six years of labouring on my book, I ended up with a first draft and a story that still blows my mind when I think about it. Louise is not only an expert on the craft of writing, she is also incredibly smart, witty, creative and an absolute joy to work with. Her feedback was honest, yet always supportive. The Novelry is my favourite place on the internet, and I think it might become yours too.” Anna Verena Brandt, Norway.
“I learned to write with joy and conviction, without censoring or second guessing myself. The course keeps you accountable and constantly moving forward. You don’t feel like you have to compete with others. Someone else’s success does not steal bread from your mouth but rather shows you where the bakery is. It delivers so much more than you ever hoped for. Not just a novel in 90 days but the belief that there is so much to come when the 90 days is up. The whole experience has been life affirming and life changing.” Alex Ireson, UK.
“It’s given me the confidence to get on and do what I’ve always wanted to do. I am so pleased I did this course; it really is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have completed the first draft of a novel. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Louise is a supportive and insightful tutor and the daily lessons brim with enthusiasm, knowledge, and years of experience. Louise shares her own writing journey throughout the ninety days, which makes this a really special course. If you want to write a novel then sign up, follow the course, and you will get it done.” Jo Martin, UK.
“For the first time I feel like I can write and complete and publish a novel and it’s not some desperate pipe dream. The Novelry is not just a warm community of writers helping writers, but also a very detailed, informative, step by step (and I mean that literally) guide to writing a novel from start to finish. And it works! So wherever you are in your writing process, whether your a plotter or a pantser, there’s more than enough material in this course to get you through your writing process right to the very end.” Ngozi Amadi, Nigeria.
“After getting a publishing deal for my debut novel, I found myself feeling burnt out and uncertain which of my novel ideas to pursue next. I needed to shake my writing process up and put the fun and joy back into it. I needed to allow myself to be imperfect again, after a long process of fine-tuning my previous novel. A month into the Ninety Day Plan and I am back in love with writing! So for anyone thinking of taking the plunge - do it! Louise is a fantastic guide and teacher and she really has brought something new to the creative writing course scene.” Tracey Emerson, UK.
“Louise is so supportive and encouraging. I joined the course with slumped shoulders, feeling so miserable about the fact that I couldn’t make the novel I was writing work. Louise is honest, firm and very kind and generous with her time. I’m a much better writer having completed the course and, most importantly, gained the confidence I needed to ditch the work in progress and begin work on a new novel that I really care about. I’d recommend the course to anyone.” Clare Rees, UK.
“I had a total lack of faith in my ability to write fiction and a feeling that I didn’t have time for writing before I took the course. The constant reminders of how other writers work - and struggle to write - was so motivating. It shows you it is possible to fit it in. I loved the general community atmosphere and personal feel to the course. The vlogs and daily lessons were so well pitched to where I was at almost every time. It’s an excellent course and I’ve evangelised about it to lots of friends.” Kate Burt, UK.
“The Novelry has been a tremendous asset to me as I embark on writing my first novel. The teaching from Louise is warm, engaging and relevant and having the support of the other members really makes you feel part of a writing community.” Vicki Clark, UK.
“I came to this course with one, finished, novel. I was unsure if it was of any value, and no-one had read it. I took a chance, and started something completely new with Louise, finding a new genre and a completely new direction. Even if I am never published, I now value what I write.” David Eastwood, UK.
“For anyone who loves writing or perhaps wants to give it a go, this is the course for you. Compared to many writing courses, it’s great value - and it works! For the first time ever, I have a first draft of 72,000 words in my hands. And, just as good, I have a group of clever, funny people that I can write alongside. There’s no feeling like getting up each day and feeling the ideas come to you as fast as you can get them on the page.” Jane Tingle, UK.
“It is simple, fun and educational. Her tech is top notch, which makes a big difference to me. I look forward to doing the lessons every morning. Best of all, the focus is entirely on writing your novel, and Louise’s ‘crew’ provide great support and entertainment.” Kelly O’Connor, USA.
“The Novelry has planted the seeds to a new way of life for me. I would still be talking about my book now if it wasn’t for Louise and the whole support network of the members. It’s happening. I am even referring to myself as a writer now. No quote marks required!” Niki Hamilton, UK.
“I found the vlogs brilliant and reassuring. The support and love I’ve received from Louise and the members has been phenomenal. As for confidence in my writing, I know I am a much better writer than I was three months ago. I have a novel, an actual manuscript that I can work into a publishable piece of fiction. I do not function well without routine so establishing one for writing has been a wonderful, enlightening, uplifting, humbling, exciting, magical experience. I have loved it and I am very much looking forward to doing it again. And again. And again.” Anna Pye, UK.
“And it’s a usable first draft, with a solid structure and theme that I can build on. Knowing there was new material every day really encouraged me to show up daily and to produce work. I have a great sense of achievement. I’m a great believer in instant gratification, and this 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, UK.
“It provides quick clear guidance and confidence to actually get on with what you promised yourself you would do. Write a book. Louise has been there and done that, and she knows what you are experiencing every step of the way. It’s like writing with your own little group of supportive fans who are behind you all the way. If you need that push to get going, ‘The Ninety Day Novel’ is a great step to take.” David Hogarth, UK.
“I love the daily posts and it’s interesting watching an established author such as Louise going through the process of getting her next novel down at the same time as her students. With Louise, you have a fabulous tutor, mentor and friend all in one, and I’d highly recommend anyone struggling to get their novel finished to check out the course.” Janice Cumberlidge, UK.
“It was highly motivating to be part of a literary movement whose promise was to not let anything stand in our way. Thanks to Louise and the rest of the crew for their ongoing support.” Babar Javed, UK.
“The course itself offers advice and guidance that is practical, down to earth and based on solid research and experience. I have learnt so much about myself as a writer in the last few months and gained so much in confidence. Cannot praise The Novelry highly enough. I looked forward to seeing the posts each day and they not only offered great advice and steps to follow but reminded me that I’m a writer who writes... daily. Wow! Louise is a gifted facilitator. This course has made me really think about what I want to achieve with this book and has given me the confidence to stretch myself far more than I thought possible.” Sara Bailey, UK.
“The daily support and your personal guidance and encouragement make The Novelry a unique place. It helps me believe I will get that novel written.” Helena Rasenberg, Italy.
“Your travel companions become your kinfolk. The surroundings are plush and beautifully designed. The view every morning is new, your energy is high, you travel fast, trust the voyage to reveal what it needs to and leave behind the voices that have held you back. I managed to leave the inner critic behind very early in the process. That’s down to Louise. I don’t know how she did it, but it’s the first time ever.” Sam Hudson, UK.
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