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 The Book in a Year ®

Create, Write, Complete a Book in a Year

 The structured, step-by-step program with author coaching

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The Book in a Year Plan

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How To Write a Book

The structured writing course to create, write, and complete a book in a year with the step-by-step writing program at the world-famous novel-writing school. Begin your adventure in fiction today.

Most writers can write, but many struggle with storytelling. Here's your opportunity to develop the advanced storytelling skills that will change the way you write. The Book in a Year plans offer online lessons to inspire and inform your writing; a year’s worth of support from an author tutor in one-to-one mentoring sessions; weekly writing classes, sessions with bestselling authors and a friendly community of fellow writers.

If you’ve always wanted to write a book but don’t know where to start, or you're struggling to complete your book and you want structure, dedicated support and expert guidance, this is the writing course for you. The course will guide you through building the world of your story, outlining your novel, strengthening the plot, writing the first draft and editing it with expert guidance for a fabulous book ready for publication.

Everything you need to take your story from first draft to ‘The End’. Write your book with the step-by-step writing program created by a Booker list author.

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Create, Write, and Complete a Book in a Year

Supportive and structured to guide your writing with motivational and exciting lessons and one-to-one author coaching.

What's in the box for the Book in a Year plan?

Develop advanced storytelling skills

The Award-Winning Author

Your courses were created by Louise Dean and the team at The Novelry. Louise Dean 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 was a finalist for the Costa Coffee 2020 Short Story Award. SheShe 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.

As course director, Louise will oversee your progress and ensure you achieve your ambition.

The Step-by-Step Writing Program

The World Famous Novel Writing School


We recommend you set aside an hour a day for your writing when you come onto the novel-writing phase of the plan. You can schedule your 30-45 minute author coaching sessions at times convenient to you and check in when you wish during your writing. The course lessons will take 20-30 minutes. When it comes to the last stage - The Big Edit - we recommend you work in chunks of time, say 2-3 hours a session, at weekends or occasional evenings when you can.

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Get the support you need for the journey with our Book in a Year Plans here. Save 10% on individual course prices when you purchase these smartly-bundled plans.

Try The Novelry for seven days and in the event you want to cancel, we offer a full refund, no questions asked. 

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For Your Success Story

We Grow Writers

With powerful and practical courses, a personal author tutor, a friendly online community, and a team of in-house professional fiction editors. At The Novelry you’ll find the support, guidance and advice you need to write a brilliant book. You'll never look back. No more wondering why the book doesn't work, or you're getting rejections. This time you'll nail it. With a crack team of passionate book-loving experts.

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Reviews of Our Writing Courses 

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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, now represented by Aevitas 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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