The Novelry, the worldwide writing school for novelists, has a wide selection of world class courses, with best-selling authors and publishing experts, that have been expertly created by Booker Prize listed, award-winning author and founder, Louise Dean.
Inspired by creativity and a passion for literature, The Novelry aims to offer writers a helping hand in the right direction to complete novels and memoirs. From talks and mentoring from award-winning authors across genres, one-to-one online working sessions to fast-track progress, and their famous Book in a Year Plan – The Novelry’s courses and content provides advice, support, and encouragement perfect for beginners and writers of all experience.
Ensuring the course chosen is catered perfectly to each individual’s writing skills and genre, The Novelry offers writers the chance to choose their own author tutor for their course – they also offer the opportunity to swap tutors for their one-to-one coaching sessions in order to benefit from combined professional expertise.
Personal Author Tutors
The personal author tutors working with The Novelry include bestselling novelists Kate Riordan (history/mystery), Emylia Hall (Literary/romance), Jack Jordan (crime/thrillers), Polly Ho -Yen (Childrens fiction/fantasy), Katie Khan (Sci-fi/YA), Tasha Suri (Fantasy/Sagas), Mahsuda Snaith (Contemporary/Domestic) and Louise Dean (Founder/Course Director). Each tutor will be on hand to guide writers through the course, with tutor sessions available for all time zones scheduled for the individual’s convenience.
Courses included in The Novelry’s school are as follows:
The Book in a Year Course:
Undress the craft of storytelling and writing fiction in a way that will be completely new to you. Combining amazing content with caring coaching, this course will enable writers to create, write and complete their novels or memoirs to their best standard with bestselling authors and publishing professionals, regular one-to-one coaching sessions with the author tutor of their choice.
This course also offers feedback on work from the ‘Big Five’ publishing editorial team and is taught through weekly group classes, in addition to bestselling famous author sessions online.
The Big Idea Course:
An entry point for those starting to write. The creative writing course for beginners who would like to write a novel. Practial and inspired lessons at an affordable price and the chance to chat with an author tutor about your writing.
The Classic Course:
How do authors develop their ideas? Creative thinking combines the familiar with a twist. Something borrowed and something new. Combing the ingredients of the bestselling books of all time with each writer’s unique interests to create a powerful, original story.
This course aims to dig deep exploring the novels that moved you and learning plot elements used by bestselling authors JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and more. This course includes 45 gripping lessons on a cult creative writing course to help writers craft their original story idea and map out their plots, so they are ready to write the book they’re meant to write.
The Ninety Day Novel Course:
Most writers can write, but so many struggle with ‘story’. The Novelry helps writers become published authors by making sure they crack the story first. Enjoy pain-free plotting and lean on the daily step-by-step guidance. The Ninety Day Novel course offers fresh, fun, practical, guidance via video and text lessons. Learn the techniques of the world’s most successful authors. Using great novels of every genre to aid the teaching, this novel writing course is suitable for all writers in any genre and warmly welcomes beginners.
The Big Edit Course:
Achieve a commercial publishing standard with expert guidance. Specializing in discovering the purpose behind the story and developing an elegant narrative, The Big Edit course helps writers transform their novels through handy tips and revisions. This plan will see your novel all the way to the literary agents’ desk. It includes personal coaching sessions and constructive feedback.
Once the books are ready, The Novelry seeks to pitch the stories to leading literary agents. This course is perfect for all writers of ambition who have material ready to develop and revise and want to secure a literary agent and a commercial publishing contract.
The Children’s Fiction Course:
Offering a lively children’s fiction writing group, dedicated children’s fiction writing classes and a brilliant (Carnegie Medal listed) children’s fiction author tutor. This year long course starts with the Classic Course, a powerful storytelling foundation course particularly suited to writers of children’s fiction.
Using a combination of the bestselling books of all time with each person’s unique life experience to create a powerful, original story. Teaching the plot elements used by bestselling authors JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and more. The Children’s Fiction course will leave budding children’s authors with their story idea and plot mapped out, ready to write their novel.
In-House Editorial Team
In addition to their exceptional courses, The Novelry membership also offers expert guidance from their in-house editorial team with years of experience at the world’s most famous ‘Big Five’ publishing houses.
‘We prepare our writers for professionally published careers at The Novelry and we’re determined to provide them with the very best expertise,’ says founder Louise Dean. ‘We have a great success rate for submission to our literary agency friends to secure our writers’ representation. I am over the moon that Lizzy Goudsmit Kay joins us to oversee those journeys and ensure the standards of fiction we are producing are the very highest.’
With The Novelry expanding its global reach thanks to the success of its Book in a Year programme, the editorial team at The Novelry will be giving authors’ novels that ‘touch of class’ as Louise Dean puts it. ‘We want to be the home of stand-out fiction. The future for bold stories, beautifully told, is bright, and we mean to be a leading light.’
Worldwide Writer’s Group
The Novelry members can also join the 24/7 online worldwide writers’ group for novelists, which includes talks and events, from world-class authors sharing their working process and inspirations. Drop into bestselling author writing classes with David Nicholls, Jessie Burton, Val McDermid, Paula Hawkins, Louise Doughty, Meg Rosoff, Mark Billingham, Ruth Ware, and many more in all genres, and pick up extra guidance and tips on The Novelry blog page that is updated every week with content from new authors and industry experts.
The Novelry has an esteemed selection of literary agency partners who represent some of the big names in publishing – including Richard Osman (The Thursday Murder Club) and Gail Honeyman (Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine).
They submit their writers work to global literary agents who work internationally, without taking commission. The Novelry takes particular care to help their authors find the agent who is just right for them, their work and their career.
About The Novelry Creator Louise Dean
Louise Dean is the author of four novels and has been published globally by Penguin and Simon & Schuster among others.
Louise 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 Books Prize. Her books have been deemed the top books of their year by The Guardian, The Observer and Publishers Weekly. Louise was a finalist for the Costa Coffee 2020 Short Story Award.
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