Enjoy Online Writing Classes with a Prize-Winning Author.

Tim Lott, Author.

Tim Lott is the author of nine novels and a memoir, The Scent of Dried Roses, which won the PEN/J.R. Ackerley Prize and is a Penguin Modern Classic.

White City Blue won the Whitbread First Novel Award and his young adult book Fearless was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award. 

Tim Lott is a novelist, journalist and highly-regarded creative writing mentor. He's a course tutor at The Novelry.

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Tim Lott, Your Tutor.

Enjoy one-to-one coaching sessions live and online during your writing of your book with us at The Novelry with Tim Lott. Here to help you stay motivated, on track, with advice and insights to help you fulfil your ambition to achieve published success.

Simply select Tim Lott when you book your tutoring calls with The Novelry at our chat booking page. If you're writing for Young Adults, or a Memoir you'll be especially keen to select Tim as your tutor.

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What Authors Say About Tim Lott.

JM Coetzee

Tony Parsons.

“Beautiful and brilliant.”

(On 'White City Blue'.)


Ali Smith

Irvine Welsh.

“Great storytelling and superb characterisation. Very few writers can evoke quintessential Englishness in its myriad forms like Tim Lott. I loved it.”

(On 'When We Were Rich'.)

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Dame Hilary Mantel.

“Brilliant. I don't remember reading any text which is so personal, so particular and near the bone and yet which is so utterly without self-regard.”

(On 'The Scent of Dried Roses'.)

Tim Lott's Books.

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Memoir: Pen/J.R. Ackerley Prize Winning Penguin Modern Classic. 

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Fiction: Winner of the 1999 Whitbread First Novel Award.

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Fiction: Two brothers take a road trip to visit their ill father.

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Fiction: A 1970s novel about love, idealism, innocence and decadence.

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Fiction: Charlie and Maureen Bucks climb up (and down) the social ladder during the 1980s.

Tim Lott

Fiction: What was he missing in Seymour's own life that surveillance could reveal? 

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Fiction: Self-pitying ad executive Daniel "Spike" Savage midway through a messy divorce at 45.

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 Young Adult: Strato picks up a dusty old book in a mysterious bookshop and learns how to become invisible.


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Young Adult: inspirational tale of a girl who risks everything in pursuit of justice.

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Fiction: The characters introduced in White City Blue, struggle to make sense of a new era.

Tim Lott at The Novelry.

When you book a coached plan for our courses, or select a bolt-on paid call at our booking page, you can choose Tim Lott as your tutor whether for a single live one-to-one lesson of for your entire course.

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The Memoir Course

Learn how to tell your real life story with the 15-lesson course with prize-winning author Tim Lott whose memoir is a Penguin Modern Classic.  Tell your story in a way that agents, publishers and readers will find compelling. At  £149 or $179.

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The Book in a Year Program.

Complete a novel to professional standard. Includes a year's membership, the Classic course to create a big idea for your story, the Ninety Day Novel course to write your novel, and The Big Edit course to revise to publishing standard. 

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Ninety Day Novel ®

Daily lessons online to guide your novel writing every step of the way to 'The End'. Find your working practice. Live coaching sessions with your tutor to ensure the story is strong and you complete that novel this time. From £199 or $245.

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Book Your Session With Tim.

If you're a member of The Novelry, you can book a tutoring call with Tim Lott either as part of your Book in a Year Program, your Ninety Day Course, or The Big Edit, or as single session paid bolt-on call from just £75 at our booking page.

Members can book Feedback Sessions with Tim Lott and get guidance on their written work via our booking page at £125 a session.

Mentoring from Tim via The Novelry is the next step for those graduating from our new Memoir Course.

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 Rated Five Stars on Trustpilot.


“The ultimate productivity hack.” Forbes Magazine.

“One of the top ten creative writing holidays in the world.” The Telegraph.

“A place for writers to develop their work quickly.”  The Bookseller.

 “The best course to write your novel.” The Bookfox.

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