Now Novel Co-founder Bridget McNulty explains the benefits of writing your book with the help of a writing coach

Struggling with developing and finishing your book?

Your coach has helped others solve similar challenges.

Get help staying on track to finish. Personal feedback from a writing coach who has done it all themselves provides encouragement, a sounding board, and honest editorial insights. Now Novel author coaching includes full access to story outlining tools and email consultation with your coach. Build your writing craft with help from monthly writing webinars and live Q&As, exclusive to subscribers. As a premium member, you get priority, individual writing support tailored to helping you reach your goals.

What is Coaching?

Writing is a solitary pursuit. A writing coach gives honest, constructive feedback, and helps you stick to your goals and get words on the page via regular check-ins and continuous support.


  • Continuously assess your writing to audit your strengths and weaknesses and help you refine your craft
  • Help you set up a writing routine and start or revise your first three chapters with your free Kickstart your Novel course (valued at $149)
  • Keep you accountable to your writing goals
  • Give you feedback on up to 2000 words per month
  • Encourage you to continue writing - even when it gets hard - and share insights relevant to your story and writing challenges
What is Coaching+?

Coaching+ is more intensive workshopping with your coach. It includes extra developmental feedback to grow your craft and fine-tune your story.

It includes all of the coaching features,


  • Private video calls every two weeks to discuss your writing progress and ideas
  • Double the feedback each month compared to coaching (submit up to 4000 words)
  • Access to all our workbooks and video guides


You’ll be paired with a coach who has experience in helping writers with your specific challenges.

We ensure your coach is a match in genre interests and according to your preferred feedback style. Our experienced coaches are passionate writers and editors and have experience as indie and traditionally published authors, evaluating manuscripts for publishers, as rigorous fiction editors, writing organization founders, feature writers and journalists.

Get practical help on solving your writing challenges backed by diverse book industry experience:

Meet some of our coaches:

Romy Sommer - Now Novel Writing Coach and Editor
Romy Sommer
  • Author of six novels published by HarperCollins London, as well as 7 self-published titles
  • Founder of ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa)
  • First South African to be nominated for the prestigious RWA Rita® Award
Hedi Lampert - Now Novel Writing coach and editor
Hedi Lampert
  • Mondi Award-winning writer and editor
  • Experienced features writer
  • Author of fictionalized memoir, The Trouble with My Aunt
  • Special interest in creative memoir and life-writing
Zee Monodee - Now Novel Writing coach and editor
Zee Monodee
  • Mauritian author of feel-good romance
  • Experience as senior editor at Eilander Publishing and Love Africa Press
  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Special interest in romance, paranormal, urban fantasy and women’s fiction
Nerine Dorman - Now Novel Writing coach and editor
Nerine Dorman
  • Editor and multi-published author
  • Editor of the Bloody Parchment anthologies
  • Author of award-winning YA novel Sing Down the Stars
  • Special interest in science fiction, fantasy, horror and YA


Prefer to learn and make progress in a team environment? Now Novel Group Coaching includes regular Q&As with many of our coaches.

Join Group Coaching to:

  • Have one-on-one calls to understand your challenges and plan your writing
  • Get ongoing feedback and review to guide your story
  • Develop your story in an intimate group setting and connect with other writers at similar stages to you
  • Learn more about writing craft in a structured, 6-month program
  • Attend daily drop-in writing sprints to stay focused plus weekly coach Q&A sessions and presentations and monthly live webinars
  • Get weekly writing workbooks, audio and video guides that cover a comprehensive range of writing topics, from the writing process to character-building, plot development and more

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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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I have been surprised and delighted by my experience with Now Novel. The platform tools have provided a highly effective way to map out the structure of my novel while my experienced, inspiring coach Hedi has provided feedback and strategies that have reminded me that writing is fun and that my stories are worth telling.

— Maggi


I am so glad I signed up for the Now Novel Group Coaching program. The group offers accountability, support from other writers, informative webinars, and knowledgeable coaches. I would highly recommend Now Novel to any writer.

— Lorraine


I've been reading the Now Novel blogs for several years, and I find them to be well-written and extremely helpful. More recently, as part of a Group Coaching Program, 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


I have been working with my coach - Zee at Now Novel for the past several weeks and I have only the best to say about my experience. 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 with my novel.

— Mal
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What alumni say about Group Coaching

Creating a daily writing habit and developing the confidence and motivation to keep writing is hard. Alumni find an online writing workshop where writers connect helpful, for showing up, putting in the work, and making writing progress, together.

Lauren loved structured support

Lauren managed to write her first draft in three months

Writer Lauren video testimonial for Now Novel Group Coaching

Francesca loved writing sprints

Francesca says writing sprints helped her finish writing her book

Writer Francesca video testimonial for Now Novel Group Coaching

Already finished and want to polish your draft?

Get professional eyes on your work. View your comprehensive editing options.

Get more information about coaching on our blog:

A fiction writing coach has one purpose: Helping you fulfil your writing goals. Collaborating with a novel writing coach creates accountability; motivation. Writing coaches check in, ask probing questions, offer informed writing advice. When you work with a writing coach online, you don't have to ask, 'Is there a writing coach near me?' A professional author/editor who'll help you write your best book is there to help, wherever you are.


and learn more about the benefits of having a book coach

Story coach Arja Salafranca on writing and editing:

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(about 1 month ago)
Book coach interview:

Zee Monodee on feel-good romance

(10 months ago)
8 benefits of writing mentors for authors:

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(11 months ago)
7 values driving good author coaching programs:

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(12 months ago)
Writing mentor interview:

Hedi Lampert on creative memoir

(12 months ago)
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