How To Write a Novel
Write a novel with the world-famous novel-writing school. Learn novel-writing techniques with bestselling author coaching and step-by-step guidance.
Develop the technical skills to craft a compelling story and develop a page-turning plot with over 100 lessons offering unique expert tools to plan, structure and pace your story. You'll acquire advanced creative writing skills and learn the methods of the great authors to fast-track your novel-writing. Your one-to-one author tutor sessions will help you stay on track to write to the end.
This is the novel writing course created by a Booker-listed author to help you bring to life a bold story, beautifully told, in any genre of fiction. Suitable for writers at all stages, even beginners. You'll get that novel done.
The Ninety Day Novel ®
Over 100 lessons and author coaching.
Write and complete a first draft of a novel in 90 days. If you’ve always wanted to write a novel but were unsure how, or perhaps you started but lost momentum along the way, this is the course for you. We'll sign off your story plan before you put pen to paper. Pain-free plotting to craft a page-turning story, we'll see you through to those famous two words: The End.
The Ninety Day Novel ® at a glance
With the World Famous Novel Writing School
Write with a Course, a Coach and a Community
Follow the intuitive day-by-day real-life novel writing process of an author with lessons structured to support your progress with video, text and downloads over six phases of story development. You'll be guided to prepare your story idea, construct the novel from ground up, develop a productive writing practice, power through the middle with bold plotting, and raise the story stakes towards a satisfying ending. You'll be able check in with your author tutor regularly for guidance dedicated to you and your story.
What's in the course? Take a tour.
The lessons are drip-fed one a day, timed to coincide intuitively with writing your novel. The lessons will take 20-30 minutes. We recommend you set aside an hour a day for your writing for 90 days. (You have access to the course for a year and can take as long as you wish.)
The Six Phases
The course is carefully structured to support your progress with video, text and downloads over six phases of story development. You'll be guided to prepare your story idea, construct the novel from ground up, develop a productive writing practice, power through the middle with bold plotting, and raise the story stakes towards a satisfying ending.
The Inspiration and Preparation Phase.
Where motivation meets method. Ten game-changing lessons to take at your own pace to get prepared to write your first draft. We'll share with you our highly effective one-hour-a-day method to write your novel leaning on our step-by-step guidance as you write. A complete mindset reboot and cleanse.
Discover 'The Big Life Hack'. This is the course for busy people to achieve their ambition to write a novel too.
Your 100+ Lessons.
With Louise Dean, Booker-listed author.
Louise Dean has won The Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, was winner of Le Prince Maurice, a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, and the Costa Coffee Books Short Story Award, and longlisted for The Dublin International Literary Prize and The Booker Prize. Her last novel was an Oprah Book of the Week and she has been praised as a writer by the Wall Street Journal and many other titles and by the Nobel Laureate for Literature J.M. Coetzee.
Writing a Novel Outline.
The Construction Phase.
An intense two-week period to get the groundwork prepared for writing your novel. We'll begin with the main character, the vital character flaw, and how your setting and cast serve your story and you'll discover the one-word secret to creating drama.
You'll prepare a simple but deadly one-page story plan that packs the elements essential to story success for readers, publishers and agents. You'll meet your tutor to work through the story plan together, get creative inspiration for story development, check the plot and get a big thumbs up to start writing.
Coaching with published authors.
Your coaching begins in The Construction Phase. You'll be guided how to choose your author in your course. You will be able to work with the author tutor of your choice. Schedule one-to-one author coaching sessions by Zoom that work for you available in all time zones.
Novel writing techniques.
The Swim Phase
We'll build your writing confidence by asking you to write slowly while you're putting the vital organs of your story onto the page.
We'll consider who is telling the story, from what perspective and how, the matter of 'voice' and how the setting or world of your novel can also drive the events unfolding in your plot.
You'll be introduced to some of the methods of the all-time great writers and learn new techniques to make your writing sharper and smarter.
The Heat Phase.
Now you're really cooking, knowing what's working, staying on track with your daily writing to plan and checking in with your tutor again.
Your daily word count will increase as you get deeper into the story and raise the stakes in your plot.
Fierce and fabulous lessons from the frontline of an award-winning author's real-life method to power you through the middle of your novel. Here's where you fall in love with your story.
Writing a great novel.
The Enlightenment Phase.
Game-changing insights daily as you power through your writing. We'll examine the nuts and bolts of one of the greatest novels of all time to consider how to be both poet and programmer as you code your novel. We'll show you the master strokes to fulfil your early promises to the reader with deft and economical touches that give those 'a-ha' moments.
Completing your novel.
The Home Phase.
Here's where it all comes together with the last 20 lessons bringing together the key elements of storytelling: theme, character, dramatic irony, narrative arc, and sub-plots coming together for a satisfying ending.
We'll ensure your story plays out with a grand finale. Your author tutor and our community will be cheering you all the way to The End, and we'll advise you on next steps and whizz you a course certificate to celebrate your achievement. You'll have a novel done.
Your Career Path.
After you've written the first draft of your novel on the course, you'll be pre-qualified to enrol in our Big Edit course to prepare for submission to leading literary agencies with our professional publishing editorial team.
Prepare for Submission to Literary Agents.
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 getting that novel done!
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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 have started a novel and wish to complete and edit it for submission to literary agents, we suggest The Novel Development Plan.
The Finished Novel Course includes feedback from your author tutor and editors on your work-in-progress given as written reports and live video sessions and a full manuscript assessment. All coaching calls are recorded for you to keep.
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The online writing course with more five star reviews than any other.
“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.”
“The Novelry not only teaches the fundamentals of storytelling, editing and how to grow an idea into a published piece of work. Apart from learning a lot, I have made friends with lots of interesting people at The Novelry. I also appreciate the way the accomplished author tutors communicate. The Novelry is a warm, supportive place for people at all stages of writing. The Novelry has exceeded my expectations and enriched my life.”
-Dr Brooke Nolan.
“The Novelry gave me the confidence that I could write a novel in ninety days. It works with your schedule so you can still do your full-time job and this and introduces you to a community of writers. The program and its tutors make me feel welcome and treat me like a writer, not just a student. I learned how to build upon my writing layer by layer instead of getting overwhelmed by everything all at once.”
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