How to write a novel – and get published

The novel writing school founded by British Man Booker long-listed novelist Louise Dean – The Novelry – has won of 2 of 7 categories for Creative Writing Courses Online at the prestigious US website The Bookfox. Winner – Best Course for Writing Your Novel. Winner – Best Course for Editing Your Novel

“I loved it,” raved editor John Fox after taking the course at The Novelry.

The Novelry takes writers through a guided daily process to write a first draft of a novel, then through rounds of development overseen by Louise Dean and other writer members including bestselling authors before presenting finished manuscripts to The Novelry’s preferred literary agency partners.

‘We’re the only online writing school to see the point of having published writers as part of a working community.” Says Louise Dean. Louise gives all her writers one-to-one live coaching and direction online worldwide.

The leading literary agents working with The Novelry agree to super fast track reading work from its graduates in recognition of the high standard of work. Typically they respond positively within days.

“Last week I made one of those calls you love to make.” Says Louise. “The literary agent my writer had at the top of her wish list said – yes. My writer was thrilled. She started with us last year and took all three of our courses and went through our editing process. I pitched on her behalf, as I do for my graduates and we got the result. This is very much our mission at The Novelry. We get writers published. With plenty of hard work en route and quite a few laughs. It’s all about the joy.”

The Novelry enjoys cult status with members who recently gathered for the all-inclusive luxurious writers’ retreat at a Dorset manor house.

“The old days of writing on your own in a garret in your cardigan and slippers wondering if the work’s any good are gone. Getting published is not a solo act, ” says Louise.

You can try the Ninety Day Novel ® Course free for 14 days for a limited period here.

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Monique Chambers
Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)