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How to Write a Book

Create, Write, Complete a Book in a Year

 From idea to the end with the structured, step-by-step course and one-to-one coaching

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The Book Writing Course

Create, Write, Complete a Book in a Year

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Write a Book from Idea to The End

Every story starts with one sentence, what will yours be?

Everything you need to take your story from first draft to ‘The End’ – we’ll guide you every step of the way to write, edit and submit your novel to our leading literary agency partners for publication when it's ready.

The Book in a Year ®

Develop advanced storytelling skills

The Course Created by an Award-Winning Author

Your courses were created by Louise Dean and the author and publishing editor team at The Novelry.

Louise was a finalist for the Costa Coffee 2020 Short Story Award. She has won The Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, Le Prince Maurice Prize, been nominated for The Guardian First Book Prize, longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award and The Booker Prize. Her books have been deemed the top books of their year by The Guardian, The Observer and Publishers Weekly. Her fourth novel was an Oprah Book Club pick. She has been widely praised as a writer from the Wall Street Journal to The Sunday Times and by the Novel Laureate for Literature J. M. Coetzee.

With step-by-step guidance

Enjoy videos and lessons that describe the novel-writing process from start to finish, guiding you daily. Wherever you are with your book, whether you're just starting to write or need to overhaul an old project and bring fresh life to your work in progress, Louise Dean deals with the practical issues of bringing a book to life and keeping the reader's attention in over 100 candid and practical classes for you to enjoy at your own pace. See inside the novel classes here.

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The Plan to Write Your Book

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Get the fullest support from our most popular Book in a Year Plans here. Save up to 20% on the individual course prices and individual tutor and editor calls and feedback sessions when you purchase these smartly-bundled plans.

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We Grow Writers

With a personal author tutor, a friendly online community of fellow writers, and a team of in-house editors, at The Novelry you’ll find the support, guidance and advice you need to write a brilliant book.

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The Book You've Always Wanted To Write

  Writers Love The Novelry


“It is the best course I have ever done.”

“It has been an absolute pleasure from start to finish. I loved establishing the daily routine. I found the course material very stimulating and thought-provoking. Loved reading the recommended books. Loved the online workshops. I felt supported. I finished my novel and got a literary agent. To anyone thinking of signing up, do it. It has been such a positive, enriching and productive experience for me and I have achieved more in these 90 days than in many years before.”

– Carla Jenkins, now represented by Madeline Milburn Literary Agency

“Hell yes!”

I already had an MFA in creative writing; I thought I should be able write a novel by myself. This course - with its combination of support, advice, and community - taught me so much about the novel form while I wrote one of my own. From this course I am taking a number of habits that I can't imagine not having in the future.

– Jeff Becker, Creative Writing Professor USA

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“It’s been a life-giving, powerful experience, and I cannot shut up about it.”

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. My tutor 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

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We offer scholarships for our online writing courses to deserving writers of merit. Simply send us an email explaining a little bit about your circumstances with the first 500 words of your work.