Learn how to write a book with help from writing coaches, story outlining tools and your Now Novel peers.

Develop story ideas and drafts, supported by people who have done it before, and learn from writing craft courses, videos and guides.

Reach your writing goals with help from a community of writers and coaches and learn more about craft via Now Novel's writing articles, webinars and courses. Find inspiration as you outline your story in your private dashboard where you can profile compelling characters and create plot story arcs and individual scenes.

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Make progress together.

Start and finish writing, with help every step of the way, from finding an idea you love to editing and publishing. We write alone, but learn, improve, and make progress together. Published authors provide a sounding board and the perspective crucial to telling your story with confidence.

Which stage of writing are you in?

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Use the Now Novel dashboard to brainstorm and develop story ideas. Read articles on our blog and watch webinars on how to begin and develop stories when you upgrade your Now Novel membership. Get constructive feedback when you need it.


  • 400+ free articles on writing craft
  • Coached and free writing courses
  • Writing webinars and extra hands-on help when you subscribe
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Trade constructive critiques in Now Novel’s online writing groups and get honest feedback. Create characters, brainstorm settings, and plan rising and falling action in Now Novel’s story dashboard. Get guidance from a writing coach or editor when you upgrade your membership.


  • Plan and develop stories in your Story Dashboard
  • Connect with other writers and trade critique in groups
  • Work with a writing coach or take a group coaching course to develop your story
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Is your manuscript complete (or nearly there)? Get help from an editor or writing coach in applying the polish crucial for publishing. A professional review of your manuscript provides actionable advice for a more impactful story.


  • Custom editing billed per word, with option to pay in installments
  • Manuscript assessments providing detailed, actionable insights
  • Bolt-on consultation calls should you want to discuss edits in person
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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 Now Novel members say:


The five stars are for the comprehensive range of topics and materials but also particularly for the commitment and involvement of the Now Novel team. A great feature of the site is the community of aspiring writers

— Mark


The platform tools have provided a highly effective way to map out the structure of my novel while my experienced, inspiring coach Hedy has provided feedback and strategies that have reminded me that writing is fun.

— Maggie


I've been attending their writing webinars and writing sprints. I love Romy! She is a wonderful writing coach. I decided to become a lifetime member because I value the wealth of knowledge they share.

— Allorianna


My coach goes above and beyond every time we communicate in providing me with encouragement, practical guidance and constructive feedback. I feel supported and confident about the progress that I make.

— Mal
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Start reaching your writing goals, today.

Streamline your writing process and delve deeper into your best ideas as you grow the story you most want to tell.
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*Get started with free tools, and upgrade as you progress.

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Add your voice to 303,000+ monthly blog readers and the committed writers who join Now Novel each month to improve, outline, discuss, develop and finish stories.

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Frequently asked questions

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How much does Now Novel cost

» It is completely free to create an account (no ads, no hidden catches). Get started trading crits and try Now Novel’s story outlining tools, then upgrade to unlock full access. Weekly writing tips and our online critique groups are always free. See pricing for Now Novel subscriptions, writing courses such as group coaching and guides on our pricing page, and get in touch for a custom editing quote.


Get help on writing a novel on our blog:

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.