Improve your writing skills

WITH GUIDES AND COURSES ON STORY CRAFT

Develop your storytelling and fill gaps in your abilities with help from courses, guides and free email lessons. Learn about core writing techniques, from creating vivid characters to finding your story's plot. Finish workbooks that take you through practical writing exercises covering plotting, writing effective dialgue and more.

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HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE AND DEVELOP YOUR WRITING SKILLS?

Find inspiration, make story decisions, stay on track and reach your goals.

TAKE SHORT EMAIL COURSES ON ELEMENTS OF WRITING CRAFT

Free writing craft lessons via email | Now Novel

Get detailed explanations and advice on topics such as writing great first chapters, creating story tension and conflict, and more.

READ WRITING WORKBOOKS FOR INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION

Writing manuals | Now Novel

Grow your writing skills using DIY writing guides including concise examples, supplementary videos, and clear writing exercises for applying what you've learned.

KEEP FOCUSSED AND MOTIVATED WITH FEEDBACK AND VIDEOS

Online writing course videos | Now Novel

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

DEVELOP THE WRITING SKILLS YOU WANT

WHEN YOU WANT, WITH THE DEGREE OF SUPPORT YOU PREFER

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Helpful

Get illustrative recommended reading explaining core writing terms and concepts and useful inspiration from examples and exercises.

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Organised

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

Easy

Learn story craft one subject at a time, from writing the first chapters of your book and your story plan to finessing characters, plot, setting and more.

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Motivational

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

POPULAR COURSE AND GUIDE OPTIONS

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KICKSTART YOUR NOVEL

WHAT IT IS:
  • A 6-week, coached course to help you write the first three chapters of your book and a plan to finish
WHEN CAN YOU ENROLL?
  • Whenever you like (new sessions start every Monday)
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • How to write compelling opening chapters and develop a plan and process to help you stay on track and finish
I'M INTERESTED, TELL ME MORE
Writing course - Kickstart your Novel | Now Novel

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WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

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. It was clear that she was taking the time to read through my work in order to offer thoughful feedback

— Christie
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HOW TO WRITE REAL CHARACTERS: CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

WHAT IT IS:
  • A 4-module DIY writing workbook on character description, with examples, terms and definitions, exercises, quotes, and supplementary videos
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • How to write characterful first introductions that illuminate personality, give characters habits, quirks and tics that make them distinct, use movement, gesture and voice to describe your characters, and more
I'M READY! LET'S GET STARTED!
PEEK INSIDE
Peek inside writing workbook - How to Write Character Description | Now Novel

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WHAT OUR GUIDE READERS HAVE TO SAY:

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
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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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