Write a Book in a Year
Create and complete a book, a novel or memoir, to publishing standard
The global world-class online book writing course for writers everywhere seeking the online equivalent of an MA or MFA. Or simply, for those ready to commit getting that book done at long last. Enjoy daily lessons, one-to-one tutor sessions, a friendly writing community and our dedicated support every step of the way. Begin a new chapter of your life today.
You'll be guided all the way from coming up with the idea to completing a submission-ready draft, day-by-day, over the course of your year with us. The best year of your life. You're in safe hands.
Choose Your Author Tutor
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 dedicated guidance from story plan to finished novel, step-by-step. With one-to-one sessions for all time zones, we work unsociable hours - evenings and weekends - because we know you do too. Schedule your sessions at your convenience. Enjoy a confidence-building working friendship.
Your Success Story Starts Here
“I started writing my novel with The Novelry in March and by next May 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
1. CREATE. Where do authors get their ideas? The Big Idea course will show you how to come up with your story idea.
2. SCHEME. Scope out your story with the Classic course of 45 'mind-blowing' lessons to discover how big stories work. We pair your unique experiences, emotional attachments and desires with key elements of great storytelling. You'll create a unique and original idea and a solid foundation for an outstanding story.
3. PRODUCE. At the start of the Novel course, we fine-tune your storyline to check it meets your ambitions. We'll keep you on track every step with 100+ daily lessons and your regular tutor sessions. We'll get that novel done.
4. CRAFT. The Big Edit is where you get to look good on the page. Here's where your first draft becomes 'art'. Working with our editors you'll raise your manuscript to publishing standard. When your book is ready, we will pitch it to our leading global literary agent partners on your behalf.
Enjoy every day of this life-changing year in the company of our worldwide writers' group with weekly writing classes and famous guest author sessions. And don't worry, you can stay on with us after your year. Most writers do.
Learn the Techniques of Great Writing
‘Books are a uniquely portable magic.’ Stephen King.
Magic, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is:
‘the use of special powers to make things happen that would usually be impossible, such as in stories...’
The creation of fiction requires an ‘unbroken series of successful gestures’ (F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby). We will show you the combination of techniques to produce highly skilled writing, from our own narrative structure methodology The Five F's ® to our powerful prose method Lucid Compression ®.
A writer can make anything happen. We'll show you how.
Choose Your Plan to Write Your Book
Sign up and start today
Take each part of the course at your own speed. Relax. Plenty of time, plenty of support. Our team will follow your progress and help you stay on track. You can schedule your working sessions at your convenience. All calls and reports are recorded and yours to keep. We work across all time zones. If you're seeking the equivalent of a Creative Writing MA or MFA, you should opt for The Finished Novel course.
You're in safe hands with wise kind professionals who are rooting for your success.
The Book You've Always Wanted To Write
Writers Love The Novelry
“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
“Just go for it!”
“If like me you have been coming up with a story or character ideas for years and haven't yet 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
Your Book in a Year Writing Course Certificate
Achievement, achievement, achievement.
Proudly display your achievement on your professional profile with our digital certificates issued upon completion of your course. Demonstrate an achievement that is 'high stakes' and proves tenacity and staying power. Show expertise with an accomplishment that has been overseen by a respected professional. You'll have a testament to writing skills of a high standard.
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