Your 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 one-to-one working 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. We're here to keep you on track.
The home of happy writing.
How Our Online Personal Tutoring Works.
Your writing tutor will be with you all the way through writing your first draft of your novel. You can schedule your online 30-minute work sessions or 45-minute feedback sessions at your convenience. All working sessions are recorded for you to keep.
You’ll meet for the first time with your tutor after you sign up for a Book in a Year plan for a welcome call with your chosen tutor. 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. (Don't worry if you need to swap tutors at any stage, that's perfectly fine.) You’ll have been guided in the course how to fill in a one-page outline plan for your storyline before that session and your tutor will have seen it before the first session and be sleeves rolled up, ready to help you breathe life, purpose and drama into your story.
At your very first session, we ask you this 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 way is fine by us. We want to establish what you want so we can best support and guide you.
You can schedule and re-schedule further working sessions at your convenience. We offer times suitable for writers in all time zones worldwide. Some like to take their sessions upfront, at the outset, to ensure they’re on the right track. Others like to take them at regular intervals - perhaps every 2 weeks during their writing of their first draft - to check-in and discuss the way the story’s developing. You have a year with us in which to take them.
You’ll have 45-minute working sessions with our professional publishing editorial team 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.
When we submit to our literary agent partners, 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 manuscripts from The Novelry. Happy writing makes for good novels.
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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