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 The Book Writing Course.

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Suitable for Beginners and Experienced Writers

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Create an Exciting, Original Story Idea

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Complete a Novel in Any Genre With Our Support

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Get Pitched to Leading Literary Agencies

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The Book in a Year ®

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“You don't put your life into your books, you find it there.”

Alan Bennett

Write Your Book. Our Inspired Process.

1. PLAN. First, with the Classic course of 45 mind-blowing lessons we start work on the story (and plot) showing you how big stories work. You'll create a unique and original idea. 

2. WRITE. Then, in the Novel course, we examine the story to check it meets your ambitions. You won’t start writing until you’ve had your first session with your tutor. We'll keep you on track every step with 100+ daily lessons and regular tutor sessions. 

3. REVISE. We raise the manuscript to a standard for submission with the Big Edit course to pitch work to our literary agents to secure your publishing deal. 

ENJOY every phase of this magical year in the company of the worldwide writers' group . We won’t leave the success of your story to chance. 

Choose Your Book Writing Plan.

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Immediate access to all the lessons to take each course at your own speed. Dig in and relax. Plenty of time, plenty of support. You set the pace, we help you stay on track. You can take your calls at any time during your year with us. You can schedule your online mentor sessions at your convenience and all calls and reports are recorded and yours to keep. We work across all time zones.

Why not book a free 15-minute call with a tutor to have a chat about your writing? We'll be pleased to 'meet' you via Zoom. Book here.

You're in safe hands, with wise, kind, published authors who are rooting for your success.

The Writing Course With the Bestselling Authors.

When you join us for any of the Book in a Year plans you will be able to choose your tutor to guide you through completing your book. You'll get the personal guidance you need for your novel with one-to-one feedback via online Zoom sessions for all time zones, and we work unsociable hours - evenings and weekends - because we know you do too. We are committed to your success. (We love what we do!)

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“I write to be happy.”

Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2006.

In Association with Global Literary Agencies.

The Novelry pitches your book to global literary agencies. This is the fast track for writing and getting published.

Our agency friends look forward to reading work from writers of The Novelry due to the high standards achieved by our course graduates. Join us and achieve your ambition to be an author with a book publishing contract. 

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Write Your Book With The Novelry.

Almost all writers take courses or apprenticeships with authors.

Stephen King learnt from John Gould. Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Anne Enright, Gillian Flynn and Tracy Chevalier all took classes. The list is long. Learn from a bestselling author. Enjoy a great working friendship. Write with confidence.


“It has been a revelation. All my life I have wanted to write a novel, but it seemed like an impossible task. How on earth would my tiny brain tell a story that big? I've written countless short stories, radio and TV scripts (all gathering dust in a drawer) but a novel, it was like the equivalent of an ultra marathon and I didn't have the legs for it. Turns out, I did! I have rediscovered the joy of writing, I am kinder to myself (mostly!) and I love being part of a writing community. The one-to-one sessions were invaluable and my tutor gently stopped me from racing down the wrong path at high speed and helped me to identify the heart of my novel. So now, when people ask 'What did you do during lockdown?', I say 'I wrote a novel' and that feels good!” 

Sally Brockway

“Exciting, stimulating and life-changing.”

“Yes, yes, yes! The course makes you search your mind and feelings, and reveals the mental worlds of some of our greatest writers. Most writing courses I have learned about seem to focus on punctuation, presentation and pleasing agents. I cannot recommend it more highly.” 

Elizabeth Holley.

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“Just go for it!”

“If like me you have been coming up with a story or character ideas for years and haven't get found the place to set them free - you need look no further! When I found The Novelry I couldn't believe my luck. The courses are produced in such an engaging, contemporary style that you really feel in safe hands. The course content is clear, fun and inspiring and you won't believe where it takes your imagination to fine-tune your ideas or come up with new ones. There are lots of tools that are used to help you glean information from your own life to use in your idea and this I really enjoyed. Don't question it. Just jump in!”

Laura McFadden.

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