Now Novel is an easy, structured way to write your novel:

You own your writing

It goes without saying that everything you write is owned by you. Now Novel has a 100% confidentiality policy, and we never show your work to anyone. It's entirely up to you whether you even want us to see what you're writing. This is your novel, we're just helping you write it.

Join the community

The articles on our blog focus on giving you direction about what to write, but also give tips on how to keep motivated. The critique section allows you to give your fellow writers feedback on what they have written, and you can add your own private scribbles or choose to share them to get direction on your writing (don’t worry, they’re only 800 words so it’s a quick and easy process). Our groups provides the opportunity to chat and interact with other writers.

How does Now Novel work?

Website tools

  • The Now Novel process: providing direction.
  • A blog with inspirational writing articles.
  • Helpful motivational emails.


  • Critique for feedback on excerpts of your work.
  • Groups for discussion with other writers and sharing your writing challenges and extracts for helpful feedback.


  • A constant guide as you write your novel.
  • Constant personal feedback.
  • Ongoing motivation to finish your novel.

Your completed Novel

An inspirational and organised novel writing guide

Now Novel provides you with support and inspiration to finish your novel. Want to find out how?

Now Novel helps you create the blueprint for your novel: it's a process that leads you to work out the map of your story. This map shows the direction of your book: the people who are in it, where it takes place and what happens when. Then we give you the tools to follow the map and actually finish your novel.

  • Writing a novel can seem like a huge task, but the beauty of the Now Novel process is that we've broken it down into manageable sections. Each only takes an hour or two, and together they organized into the backbone of your novel.
  • You can choose how much or how little of the process you want to do each day, and all your work is saved for you, so writing a novel becomes easy.
  • You don’t ever have to battle through alone: our Now Novel mentors are on hand to answer questions, discuss how your novel is developing, and motivate you to keep writing.
  • We have various options for you to continue the Now Novel process - choose which one is right for you.
  • Looking for feedback on your writing? Critique is a Now Novel feature that lets you get – and give – feedback on writing excerpts. Find out what people think of your characters, your opening sentences, excerpts from your book, or any other feedback that you might like from your writing peers.

We've helped hundreds of aspiring writers to sit down and finish their novels, one step at a time. Join them!

Have a question?

Email us on help '@' or check out our FAQ for all kinds of helpful answers.

  • Abbi Perets

    Mentor motivation

  • "Working with a mentor has made all the difference for me in drafting my novel. Being held accountable is a huge motivator. Having someone knowledgeable to talk with about plot and character issues is -- and I don't want to sound like I'm exaggerating here, because I'm not -- life-changing. Working with a mentor is perhaps the greatest investment you can make in yourself as a writer. "

  • Allison Read

    No more excuses

  • "The mentorship opportunity at is exactly what I needed to stop talking about writing my book and start writing it. With four kids and a full-time job, it was easy to find excuses not to focus. But having Bridget to talk to and help me sift through ideas got me ready to write! I have almost 10,000 words now and plan to have a rough draft finished in the next two months. I would never have made it to this point without her and the mentorship program."