The Book in a Year ®
Our Famous 3-Step Process. To Complete a Book to Publishing Standard.
We'll undress the craft of storytelling and writing fiction in a way that will be completely new to you. Combining amazing content with caring coaching, we'll build your confidence and keep you smiling. Discover why so many writers describe our courses as 'mind-blowing' and 'life-changing'.
Create, write and complete your novel or memoir to publishing standard with bestselling authors and publishing professionals. Regular one-to-one coaching sessions with the author tutor you choose. Get feedback on your work from our 'Big Five' publishing editorial team. You'll become part of our family of writers at our membership site online worldwide around the clock in every time zone. You'll love the weekly group classes and bestselling famous author sessions online.
More independent five-star reviews than any other writing school in the world.
“I write to be happy.”
Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2006.
The Author Tutor for Your Book.
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. From the story plan through the finished novel step by step. You'll get the personal guidance you need for your novel with one-to-one sessions for all time zones, and we work unsociable hours - evenings and weekends - because we know you do too. Schedule your working sessions at your convenience. Confidence-building support from your author mentor at every stage of your writing. A working friendship.
Write a Book in Good Company.
We offer weekly writing classes online - just drop in - and live sessions with famous (and nice) bestselling authors. Members can join us live or view on our fabulous Catch-Up TV at The Novelry. Our box set includes David Nicholls, Jessie Burton, Val McDermid, Paula Hawkins, Louise Doughty, Meg Rosoff, Mark Billingham, Ruth Ware, and many more. A warm-hearted home for writers writing. With a workshop for feedback on your writing. Our closed secure online community is lively and inspiring. You'll be so glad you joined.
Learn the Techniques of Magical Writing.
‘Books are a uniquely portable magic.’ Stephen King.
Magic, according to the Cambridge Dictionary:
‘the use of special powers to make things happen that would usually be impossible, such as in stories...’
‘the skill of performing tricks to entertain people such as making things appear and disappear...'
‘a special and exciting quality that makes something seem different from ordinary things...’
The creation of fiction requires sleight of hand, an ‘unbroken series of successful gestures’. We will show you the combination of techniques to produce a magical effect in your 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.
The Best Course Content.
Your daily lessons will guide you every step of the way. If you want to see what's in the tin, take a peek at the individual course pages for each of our three stages: first, the Classic course, second, the Novel course, third, The Big Edit.
The course content coincides uncannily with the writing of a novel. You'll enjoy videos with our founder explaining her process, text lessons that show you the techniques of the great writers and you'll learn how to apply them with our unique interactive tools.
We combine game-changing content with caring coaching. At your very first tutor session, we begin by understanding what you want to achieve. We begin work on the storyline in that very first session so that you can write with confidence.
Our Positive Teaching Method.
At the heart of The Novelry is our positive teaching method. We offer a collaborative environment, not a competitive environment. We believe all writers, at all stages of their career, are always learning their craft. Your sessions with your author tutor are full of insights and opportunities. We believe in you and your story. We get wonderful results with our warm-hearted teaching method.
Choose Your Book Writing Plan
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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 and all calls and reports are recorded and yours to keep. We work across all time zones. You'll be working one-to-one with brilliant minds – bestselling authors and experienced professional editors from the 'Big Five' publishing houses.
If you're seeking the equivalent of a Creative Writing MA or MFA, you should opt for The Finished Novel course. More details here.
You're in safe hands with wise kind professionals who are rooting for your success.Compare the prices and plans
Writers Love The Novelry.
Warm-hearted. Encouraging. Fun. (We Get That Novel Done!)
Choose your author tutor at The Novelry. Stephen King learnt from John Gould. Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Anne Enright, Gillian Flynn and Tracy Chevalier all took classes with authors. The list is long. Learn from a bestselling author and publishing professionals. Make a sound investment. Enjoy a great working friendship. Write with confidence happily ever after.
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
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