What is a Creative Writing Course?
A creative writing course offers the aspiring author or budding writer of fiction a grounding in the craft skills required to tell a story in a way that engages the reader to keep turning the pages. That's it in a nutshell.
But not all creative writing courses are created equal!
Sure, there are some basic principles to communication in the fiction form but no course or tutor should pretend there are rules. As with most art forms, the principles are there to be experimented with, innovated upon and at times broken. That's why it's important not only to get advice from accomplished, published writers, it's also important that the author tutor understands what you are seeking to achieve. Whether that's commercial (volume sales in the bookstore), or literary fame (awards listings) or simply to enjoy the sense of achievement of completion.
Writing a book is the best way to learn how to write a book, but a great writing course with a supportive and caring author tutor can help you fast-track that process to make it more satisfying and enjoyable, and even get you a literary agent.
Here's what you should look for in a creative writing course:
Personal Care of Writers.
Welcome Home, Writers. Your Next Chapter Starts Here.
Created by Booker Prize list, and award-winning author, Louise Dean, your course director who oversees every writer passing through our courses. Enjoy daily guidance on a beautiful interactive platform. With bestselling author tutors at your side and one-to-one live tuition. Exciting, original, practical courses to get you writing with joy.
Whether you're a beginner or an old hand, we offer step-by-step support to complete the book you've always wanted to write.
Choose a Creative Writing Course With a Dedicated Author Tutor.
Choose your tutor to guide you through completing your book when you sign up for our most popular online creative writing course – The Book in a Year Plan. Experienced authors and brilliant tutors trained to give you the personal guidance you need for writing your novel with one-to-one sessions online for all time zones.
We are committed to your success. We love what we do!
Worldwide. With World-Class, Bestselling Authors.
A Working Apprenticeship. An Immersion in Fiction.
We offer weekly classes and sessions with bestselling authors in all time zones. Members can join the live sessions with world-class authors or view on our fabulous Catch-Up TV. Our box set includes David Nicholls, Jessie Burton, Val McDermid, Paula Hawkins, Louise Doughty, Meg Rosoff, Mark Billingham, Ruth Ware, and many more in all genres.
In Association with Leading Global Literary Agencies.
The creative writing course with the onward journey to success. The Novelry pitches your work to global literary agencies. Our managed process will encourage, nurture, develop you and push your creative writing to new heights of accomplishment.
Only The Novelry offers this fast track to getting published.
Our agency friends look forward to reading manuscripts from writers of The Novelry due to the high standard of work from our course graduates. Join us and achieve your ambition.
The Home of Happy Writing.
“I started writing my book with The Novelry in May, and by March I had signed with a literary agent.”
“I would never have progressed so quickly without The Novelry, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fast track to mastering the essentials of creative writing. I took all three courses in The Book in a Year plan. I loved the idea of the daily writing practice, the insightful tutor chats, and the combination of high literary ideals and genre awareness. In fact, I loved the course so much that I'm using it to draft my second book – while I've dabbled in many techniques, I feel most comfortable coming back to The Novelry.” Olesya Lyuzna.
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