Learn how to write a book with a comprehensive suite of writing tools.

Brainstorm great story ideas and create full story outlines in your private dashboard.

Find inspiration as you outline your story, profile compelling characters, and plot story arcs and individual scenes. Reach your writing goals with motivation from peer critiques and coaches and guidance on story craft from Now Novel's blog and courses.

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Learn about the craft of writing and get practical help writing better characters, dialogue, plot, settings and more. Do practical exercises and read helpful examples to improve your ability to tell compelling stories.


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Use fun and structured online writing tools to flesh out your story. Create characters, brainstorm settings, and plan rising and falling action. Finish with a comprehensive outline of your story.


  • Build ideas and outline in your Story Dashboard
  • Add structure in the Scene Builder
  • Develop your settings using the World Builder
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Have your idea? A draft in progress? Next steps are sometimes hard to work out. Get pro feedback for improvement and accountability to stay motivated and finish your story.


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An online novel writing course that's tailor-made to get you to actually write that book you've been thinking about.

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What members say:


I really love the structure the different steps provide. Each step is very thorough, but also very convenient. I also love all of the reference information that is provided - the guides, their forums, the questions the samples

— Anna


Now Novel has provided me with a wealth of information in small, easy to digest, doses so that I can methodically go back to my work and improve one aspect at a time

— Eric


A good, solid program to help guide new writers toward their first draft, first round of edits and first publish. The mentor program is also excellent!

— Ryan


Thank you, this tool is amazing and I'm finally able to lay all of this out in a way that is accessible to me. I'm seeing patterns that I hadn't noticed before and I'm able to restructure the entire story.

— Josh
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Writing a novel is easy with the right writing tools and help. Learn how to flesh out a character, step-by-step, using the Now Novel dashboard. Write a book online using easy story outlining tools, and get critiques and personal support from a community of book writers or your own writing coach while you create a novel only you can.