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Improve your storytelling skills

WITH WRITING GUIDES, COURSES AND WEBINARS

Develop your writing ability and fill gaps in your knowledge with Now Novel writing courses, webinars, guidebooks and free email mini-courses.

Learn about core writing techniques, from creating vivid characters to developing your story's plot. Workbooks balancing writing lessons with practical exercises cover storytelling fundamentals. Connect with peers in free discussion groups, and meet Now Novel writing coaches in monthly webinars with interactive Q&As when you upgrade your membership.

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HOW CAN YOU DEVELOP YOUR WRITING SKILLS?

Learn how to apply key writing concepts, make better story decisions, and understand the ins and outs of genre, plot and process.

TAKE SHORT EMAIL COURSES ON ELEMENTS OF WRITING CRAFT

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Get insight into writing craft on topics such as writing first chapters, creating story tension, building vivid worlds, and more. Build on craft foundations when you join a course or purchase a guide.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WRITING, TOGETHER

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Meet global writers in monthly writing webinars, take a structured group coaching course for help every step of the way, or get feedback when you want it in supportive online critique groups.

KEEP FOCUSED AND MOTIVATED WITH FEEDBACK

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Get extra support, accountability and guidance when you enroll in a coached course that includes video lessons and personal feedback on course assignments from a pro writing coach or editor.

DEVELOP THE WRITING SKILLS YOU WANT

WITH THE DEGREE OF SUPPORT YOU PREFER

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Helpful

Get illustrative recommended reading explaining core writing terms and concepts in the Now Novel dashboard as you go, plus extra examples when you buy our writing workbooks.

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Organised

Find all your course agendas and workbook modules in your course dashboard and download your workbooks any time.

Clear

Get courses, audio lessons, videos and workbooks that cover complex concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language.

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Guided

Get weekly reminders and coach check-ins to help you stay accountable, including constructive, honest feedback on assignments when you take a coached course.

POPULAR NOW NOVEL WRITING COURSES AND GUIDES

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NOW NOVEL GROUP COACHING

WHAT IT IS:
  • A six-month, coached course to help you write a book from start to finish, with daily drop-in writing sprints, weekly workbooks and coach Q&As.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • Members love the accountability and flexibility of drop-in sprints, the community of sprints, Q&As and our monthly live webinars, and the progress they’ve made in their stories.
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Writing course - Group Coaching | Now Novel

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WHAT GROUP COACHING ALUMNI LOVE:

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 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
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KICKSTART YOUR NOVEL

WHAT IT IS:
  • A six-week, coached course to help you write the first three chapters of your book and create a plan to finish. Included complimentary with all coaching plans and available as a standalone program.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • How to write compelling opening chapters and develop a plan and process to help you stay on track and finish, with individual support from an experienced writing coach
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HOW TO WRITE REAL CHARACTERS: CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

WHAT IT IS:
  • A four-module practical writing workbook on character description, with examples, terms and definitions, exercises, quotes, and concept-clarifying videos.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • How to write characterful first introductions that show personality, how to write characters who have habits, quirks and tics that make them distinct, how to use movement, gesture and voice to describe your characters, and more.
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WHAT ALUMNI LOVE ABOUT NOW NOVEL’S WRITING COURSES AND CRAFT GUIDES:

The Creating Characters Course is awesome. I have stepped up my game with some ideas I had never thought about. This is great for beginner and even the experienced writer that wants to improve their character creation.

Robin

I absolutely loved my experience and have signed up for the Coaching+ program next! Kickstart 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
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Other key areas we can help you with:

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FINDING AND DEVELOPING IDEAS

Find and develop story ideas, step-by-step, and add them all to an organized story outline automatically as you go.

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STAYING ACCOUNTABLE

Work with a writing coach who will help you stay accountable to your writing goals and provide consistent, thoughtful guidance and answers to questions.

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EDITING FINISHED WRITING

Finished your story already? Get a manuscript evaluation, developmental editing, copy-editing or proofreading so your finished manuscript meets publishing standards and is ready to self-publish or submit.

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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Taking online writing courses is a fun, structured way to improve your writing. Online learning including writing workbooks and videos makes it easy to learn writing craft on your own time, at your own pace. Take courses on writing skills such as creating authentic dialogue and starting your own novel. The best online writing courses will help you grow into the writer you want to be.