Struggling with motivation or stuck with your writing?

Your coach has helped others solve similar challenges.

Get help staying on track and finish, including full access to story outlining tools. Follow easy step-by-step prompts to build a story outline, developing ideas, character summaries, plot points and scene and chapter summaries as you go. As a premium member, you also get priority access to professional feedback in online critique groups.

What is Coaching?

Writing is a solitary pursuit. A writing coach helps you stay motivated, stick to your goals and get words on the page.


  • Conduct a story writing analysis to audit your strengths and weaknesses
  • Help you set up a writing routine and start or revise your first three chapters with your free Kickstart your Novel course ($149 value)
  • Keep you accountable to your goals
  • Give you feedback on up to 2000 words per month
  • Motivate you to continue writing - even when it gets hard
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,


  • Bi-weekly one-one-one Skype calls to discuss your writing progress and ideas
  • Double the feedback each month versus coaching (up to 4000 words)
  • Access to all our workbooks and guides


You’ll be paired with a coach from the USA, UK or South Africa.

Your coach will focus on practice over theory. Our coaches have experience traditionally publishing fiction, as authors, in-house publishers’ manuscript evaluators, trade magazine journalists and editors.

Among your potential coaches you’ll find passionate writers and editors who have published this year, have published more than 10 books, have had work translated into 5 languages, and/or have edited books for Big 5 publishers and their local imprints.

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

Meet some of our coaches:

Bridget McNulty - Now Novel co-founder and writing coach
Bridget McNulty
  • Editor
  • Features writer
  • Content strategist
  • Author of Strange Nervous Laughter (Struik & Macmillan) and The Grief Handbook (Watkins Publishing)
Alyssa Hollingsworth - Now Novel writing code and editor
Alyssa Hollingsworth
  • MA in writing for Young People with Honours from Bath Spa
  • Author of The Eleventh Trade (Piccadilly/Roaring Brook)
  • Next book in series due out 2020
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
Fiona Ingram - Now Novel Writing coach and editor
Fiona Ingram
  • Author and writing coach
  • Author of award-winning middle grade The Chronicles of the Stone adventure series
  • Writes Regency romances as Arabella Sheraton
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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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[Coaching] provided me with the timelines I needed to keep myself accountable, along with a wonderful coach who followed up with me as needed and offered helpful, detailed advice in a tactful manner.

— Christie


The process made writing easier, and having a coach meant I was kept on track.

— Cynthia


I've spent some money in the past for on-line novel writing lessons. Now Novel has exceeded my expectations for the money I spent. I have a mentor and a user-friendly library of articles that really help.

— Steven G.


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. I find the tips provided very useful for all levels of writers.

— Eric
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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.