Creative Writing Online Tutoring.

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Your Online Writing Tutor.

Here for you and your story.

When you select one of our fully-tutored courses, you can choose to work with the creative writing tutor who is right for your book. The online tutoring sessions are warm, encouraging, helpful and fun. You'll get problems solved and some new exciting ideas for your story. There's no better way to learn to write and to get the absolutely right advice for you and your book.

 Feel free to swap tutors for your one-to-one coaching sessions and benefit from their combined professional expertise while you write your book in any genre.

The home of happy writing. 

How Our Online Creative Writing Tutoring Works.

Your writing tutor is with you from the very start of your journey. You’ll meet for the first time with your tutor or with the course director, Louise Dean, as you prefer when you sign up for a Book in a Year plan. At that first meeting, we’ll explain what’s in store, how it works and answer any questions. You'll kick off with the amazing Classic Course, a self-paced course of 45 lessons to ensure you're packing a big story idea. After the first seven days of the Novel Course, when you have had time to use the first lessons to assess your idea from every angle, you’ll meet with your tutor to take a look at your proposed story idea. As with all sessions, online via Zoom, these are recorded for you to keep. They are sleeves-rolled-up sessions, with your tutor at your side, a co-pilot for the journey. You’ll have been guidedin the course how to fill in a one-page outline  before that session, and your answers will form the basis of a compelling story. Your tutor will have seen it before the first session. 

At your very first session, we ask you a question - what is your ambition? What do you want?

This is your brief to us, and whatever that is, whether it’s a mainstream Big Five publishing house commercial fiction contract or simply finishing the book your style, your way is fine by us. We want to establish what you want so we can best guide you.

After that first session, you can book your tutor calls at your convenience at our booking page. We offer times suitable for writers in all time zones worldwide. You can schedule and reschedule as you wish. Some like to take the sessions upfront, at the outset, to ensure they’re on the right track. Others like to take them at regular intervals to check-in and talk about the way the story’s developing. You have a year with us in which to take them. 

You’ll have longer sessions with us when you come onto The Big Edit, which is the last phase of the Book in a Year Plan. This course prepares your novel for successful submission to our literary agent partners. Your success is very much at the heart of what we do. 

What makes The Novelry so different is that we set our sights on your ambition from the outset and we help you spend your time wisely. 

We submit to our literary agent partners and they respond to us quickly. No slush pile for our graduates! Literary agents such as United Agents and Trident Media Group in the USA, have come to look forward to high-quality manuscripts from The Novelry.

The Community.

You will enjoy support from our worldwide community of writers turning pro. Most are beginners, many are published. We have a buddy system and a vibrant and buzzing community site dedicated to keeping you encouraged and motivated.

There’s no place like home. 

We have very fond and warm working relationships with our fellow writers. Take a look at our testimonials here. We have regular exciting Zoom events with bestselling authors to keep you fired up and a weekly Story Clinic - a Q&A session with one of our tutors to troubleshoot any problems you might be having. Not to mention our Team Chats which are warm and fun. 

The Novelry offers writers a full-body immersion in the profession of a working author, and the chance to develop the skills, working practice and confidence for a lifetime of happy writing.

And yes, you can do this and hold down a family and a day job. We'll show you how. What do you need? With our method and guidance, an hour a day. See you on the sunny side, soon. You'll never look back.

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. We work as comrades. It takes a working writer to have the humility and sense to practise gentle, positive care. We want the best for you and your story. Our one-to-one sessions with our writers are lively and exciting. We love what we do. 

We will help you grow as a writer and build your skills and confidence so that you get stronger without losing the vulnerability that makes your work truthful and affecting. Don't take risks with your work. Don't suffer needless setbacks. Come on over to The Novelry. It's a safe place, and we get far better results faster with our positive and collaborative teaching method.

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