Now Novel
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Aug 12, 2021
The Now Novel system is a creative and flexible tool for crafting your story. However, my favorite thing they offer is the Webinars. They are filled with invaluable insight and information.
Aug 04, 2021
For many years I have been planning to start the novel writing process. Jobs, parenting, just daily life always took precedence. This summer I decided to start my long-planned book, but realized that I really didn't know how to start at all! I had notebooks and post-it notes full of ideas, but where to begin? Reading through several blogs about getting started I came across Now Novel. I was intrigued by the learning Dashboard and variety of courses, workshops, etc. and decided to give it a try since I could always bail out when I realized I was in over my head. Instead, I have discovered a support network that not only provides me encouragement and accountability, but also experience and recommendations that have benefited me in planning, executing, and following through with my goals. The personalized attention has helped me most. Having someone who will read and comment on my writing honestly and with the needed editing advice has allowed me to grow. I look forward to where Now Novel will lead me going forward.
Jul 17, 2021
Jordan was extremely helpful throughout the process of me writing my novel. His notes and feedback were always thorough and well organized. I really liked that he wasn't just telling me what I wanted to hear, which boosted my confidence in my writing. I used Jordan with a previous manuscript, and I was so impressed with his work that I sent him chapters from my second manuscript. I highly recommend using Jordan.
Jul 09, 2021
I got exactly what I wanted from NowNovel's Coaching+ program, which was a mentorship with a traditionally published romance author. Romy Sommer was both critical and supportive. She made excellent suggestions to my outline, and also helped me realize -why- I'd made some of my choices, which has helped me execute them more intentionally. She was exactly the resource I needed, and I can't recommend her highly enough.

I do think some of the other resources that come with the Coaching+ package might be useful for beginning/young/aspiring writers. I played around with them a little, but didn't really spend a ton of time with them. By the time I booked the service, I was already well past the point where the exercises might have been helpful.
Jun 18, 2021
The subjects included in this course have in depth and thorough coverage and the critique you'll receive for completing week 4's assignment is valuable. It could be a little unclear how you go about completing the week's assignments but they remain valuable nonetheless.
Jun 07, 2021
I've been serious about writing my novel since the idea came to fruition last summer. But this being my first novel, I didn't have the direction, guidance or tools at my disposal to make serious progress. This course set me up for success and got me on a path toward actually completing a first draft. I now have a regular writing routine, a full outline, and am writing my way sequentially through my book. I recommend this course for anyone who is serious and motivated to write their novel, but doesn't necessarily know where to begin. So glad I found this course and took advantage!
Apr 05, 2021
I am very pleased with the evaluation of my draft novel. It arrived well within the promised schedule. It is exactly at the level that I had hoped for. It is professionally produced, recognising the positives (which are very encouraging) as well as the negatives of my document, giving a clear rationale for each point, and showing an excellent understanding of the novel.
I addition I received a carefully annnotated typescript of the novel with an assessment of each chapter and clear action points.
The editor is clearly experienced and wise.
I believe that I received good value for money.
Mar 31, 2021
The fog never lifts, so far as I’m concerned. Recruiting an expert who knows the shoals and rocks and other perils, is allowing me to progress much more quickly than I had planned. Now Novel is the first and only writing/editing service that seemed promising to me, and so far Hedi has fulfilled that promise. Let’s see whether my goof fortune as a filmmaking craftsman will repeat itself now that I’m writing a novel. It is not nearly as expensive, but it is more challenging, and I’m up at 4am every day because in Hedi Lampert, I have a compadre from Now Novel watching over my material. She guides me and I can’t ask for more. Persuading a publisher is another matter altogether. Let’s see.
Mar 17, 2021
I've been working with Romy as my coach for the past year and have made great progress on my novel, which was only a jumble of ideas at the time. It has been incredibly helpful to have Romy not only keep me accountable and figure out how to surmount the challenges of sticking to a writing schedule, but also how to use my limited writing time well. When I get stuck we have a conference and she really has gotten me over several major hurdles, so that starting from a bundle of plot points and vague character sketches I'm writing a novel, and I'm having fun doing it.
Mar 15, 2021
Excellent editing! I recommend them for any writer working on their manuscript.
Mar 01, 2021
Love It
Feb 09, 2021
I took the course “How to Write Dialogue” offered by Now Novel. The learning material is well-structured and easy to comprehend. The clear and elegant style of the workbooks made me enjoy the learning process. Creative assignments inspired me to complete each of them. Lastly, the course instructors reviewed the final writing assignment and provided with feedback. I am grateful to receive advice on areas of improvement. I recommend this course for each writer who wants to build a good foundation in writing dialogues.
Nov 26, 2020
I loved working with Zee. She was extremely helpful and insightful. She genuinely cared about her editing my manuscript and very encouraging. I think her background in French was extremely vital to her work on this particular manuscript. You made the right choice in picking her for this assignment. Thanks much.
Nov 04, 2020
The editors at Now Novel provide the most detailed and exceptional feedback on your work. It was worth every cent!
Oct 29, 2020
I took up writing as a hobby several years ago, and even though I enjoyed it, I knew my writing wasn't good enough to be traditionally published. I needed a mentor to help me reach the next level. I found Now Novel in a Google search and felt its coaching program was a good fit. I worked with Fiona for a year and now have a workable manuscript that I'm happy with. With Fiona's honest feedback, my writing is at a new level. When I was having doubts about a developmental choice in my novel, Fiona's feedback would help me move forward. In the past, before I worked with Fiona, I tended to get stuck on these choices, lose confidence, and give up on my stories. She was always responsive and prompt, and even though I'm not published yet, my confidence in my writing has improved after working with her.
Oct 22, 2020
When it was suggested I write a work of fiction after years of non-fiction, I didn't know where to start. Now Novel came to the rescue. I used the tools to define my characters and posted excerpts for peer review. Since those first tentative steps I have had three novels (the SimCavalier scifi series) and four short stories published, along with a business and MBA text, Blockchain Hurricane, in the space of four years. Now Novel has been a great springboard for success.
Oct 22, 2020
This is the second time I have used this service. NOWNOVEL has completed a manuscript assessment and edit mark-up. I cannot praise them enough. Not only were they direct with comments about the ms shortfalls, they gave credit where due. This is important because writers learn what they do well, remember the comments, and relax going forward. Confidence is a key, relaxation is critical or creative juices don't flow. Jordan's focus on structure, tenses, and tying the plot together was superb. He picks up so much that I don't even see. Well done and I look forward to sending more work over the next few weeks.
Oct 14, 2020
Now Novel's ms assessment was perfect for my needs. It highlighted areas of my novel where my writing is at its weakest. Their suggestions I adopted 100% and the read is much better for it. Their attention to detail was impressive. Will continue to use.
Sep 04, 2020
Sep 02, 2020
At the age of 60, I decided to write a novel inspired by my love of family history research. NowNovel has given me the support to achieve this and i've just completed my second draft.
The various groups allow you to chat and get advice on particular writing problems whether it's character development, the 'show don't tell rule', descriptions, backstory or if you've simply lost motivation. There is always someone in the groups to help.

I like the site because the age range of members is wide and reading and critiquing other people's work really helps with my own writing. Critiques from other members often make me think about something from a different angle. The NowNovel articles/blog give all the guidance anyone could need.

Paying a subscription has given me full access to the Dashboard on the site which helps enormously in order to collate all my ideas in one place. Jordan's support and critiques have also played a huge part in motivating me to carry on. The live webinars are not only informative but they made me feel part of something... because there are participants from all over the world.
I continue to enjoy the site and would recommend it.
About Now Novel
Through a detailed writer's survey that taps into what's been holding you back from writing your novel, Now Novel creates a tailor-made writing course that helps you finish your novel. From start to finish, with detailed instruction from a published author and a set structure that works for you, Now Novel is all about writing your novel... Now.
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