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Your Writing Mentor.

We believe in you and your story.

When you select one of our fully coached courses, you can choose to work with the tutor who is right for your book. The online 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. 
 
Bestselling Authors

Dedicated one-to-one tutor sessions.

Inspirational

Game-changing courses.

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Kind, constructive, creative. 

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Worldwide

The writing group open 24/7. 

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Literary Agencies

With leading agency partners.

 The Writer's Apprenticeship.

Choose your writing mentor.

Create, write and complete a manuscript to publishing standard. Your tutor will oversee your progress to ensure you stay on track. We submit your work, when it's ready, to leading literary agentsThe best route to becoming a published author and an effective working partnership for published authors seeking fresh inspiration. The Book in a Year plans and the Ninety Day Novel courses are our fully mentored courses, but members can add single paid sessions with a tutor at our booking page. Start today. 

 Bestselling Author Tutors.

Choose your tutor to guide you through completing your book. You'll get the personal guidance you need customized to your novel. We are committed to your success. (And we love what we do!)

Harriet Tyce.

Author and tutor mentor. 

Harriet Tyce is the internationally bestselling author of Blood Orange published in 2019 to huge critical acclaim. Blood Orange was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Long-listed for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020. Shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards 2019. It has been translated into 22 languages and she has been described as 'The new Paula Hawkins'. 'Keep your eyes on Tyce' warns Booklist. Her second novel, The Lies You Told (2020) is another bestselling page-turner which has won acclaim for it's "jaw-dropping last line twist.” (Lisa Jewell.)

About Harriet

Katie Khan.

Author and tutor mentor.

Katie Khan’s first novel, Hold Back the Stars, was published in the UK by Penguin Random House and in the U.S. by Simon & Schuster in 2017, and has been translated into twenty-one languages around the world. Katie’s second novel, The Light Between Us, was published by Penguin Random House in 2018. A major motion movie of Hold Back the Stars is in the works at studio Lionsgate.

About Katie

Emylia Hall.

Author and tutor mentor.

Emylia Hall's first novel, The Book of Summers, was published in the UK by Headline, and was one of the bestselling debuts of the year. It was a Richard and Judy Bookclub selection and went on to be voted the favourite read of the summer by readers. It was translated into eight languages.A Heart Bent Out of Shape was published in 2013 and won the Novelicious Book of the Year Award. The Sea Between Us followed in 2015 and The Thousand Lights Hotel in 2017. 

About Emylia

Kate Riordan

Author and tutor mentor.

Kate Riordan is the author of four novels and short stories. The Girl in the Photograph was a Sunday Times bestseller, published by Penguin in 2015. It was Penguin's bestselling e-book that summer. The Shadow Hour was published in 2016. The Stranger followed in 2018 and was a Top Ten Red Magazine choice of that year. Published in September 2020, The Heatwave was a must-read Richard and Judy Book Club Thriller pick. A tense psychological thriller, set in Provence, it went to No.1 in the Apple Fiction Chart. 

About Kate

Polly Ho-Yen.

Author and tutor mentor.

Polly's first novel, Boy in the Tower, was published in 2014 by Random House Children's Publishers, and nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Her second novel Where Monsters Lie was published in 2016 and her third novel, Fly Me Home, was published in 2017. Both of these novels were also nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her new novel, her adult debut, Dark Lullaby, explores a dystopian future.

About Polly

Louise Dean.

Founder and Course Director.

Author, Louise Dean, has won The Betty Trask Prize and Le Prince Maurice Prize, been nominated for The Guardian First Book Prize, and longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award and the Booker Prize. Her novels have been published internationally by Penguin Randomhouse, Simon & Schuster and others and praised by fellow authors Ali Smith and the Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee. Louise oversees the progress of all writers joining The Novelry and hosts the fortnightly Team Chats.

About Louise

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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