Think of your mobile view as a condensed summary of desktop. 

A. Expand the content tree to the left

B. Select the visibility icon beside the elements you’d like to show or hide. 

Hide elements as needed

All page elements should sit inside the blue page guides. Anything outside is highlighted in red.

Layout Assistant helps you get inside the bounds fast.

Good Job!

A. Navigate to Page Properties 

B. Under Layout Assistant, click “Entire Page”. Or select a page section, and apply to a section at a time.

Let’s publish (don’t worry it will only be visible to you). 

A. Click ‘Save’, 

B. Navigate back to the Page Overview screen 

C. Click Publish

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Take a course

Improve your writing craft, whether you’re a new writer or just need to grow select skills crucial to storytelling. 

Start now: Take these short, free email courses

Discover ideas and solutions for elements of writing craft, five days at a time. Get tips, examples and short exercises matching your interests delivered to your inbox over the next 5 days.

Beginning your Novel:
Writing a Great First Chapter

Writing a 
First Draft: 
Organizing your Process

Characterization 101:
Writing Believable Characters

Enroll in a structured, comprehensive writing course

Focus on an element of craft you find challenging and get practical feedback on assignments you can apply. Get workbooks containing practical exercises and course videos, and discuss your goals in private course groups. 

You work at your own pace and keep access to course materials for life.


When do the courses start?

Our courses start all the time. Sign up at any time and you’ll be placed into the next starting date. Or drop us a line at help at now novel dot com with the course you want to join and we'll let you know.

Do I have to be online at specific times?

No. You’ll work at your own pace, to your own schedule. You'll know when assignments are due upfront from the course outline.

Start the brainstorming and writing process

Read members’ critique submissions, or chat to them about the writing journey in Groups, Now Novel's critique system. Giving constructive feedback will equip you to solve your own creative challenges and refine your own craft.

Vivid Setting:
Mastering 'Place'

Creating new worlds

Write Better Dialogue:
Crafting Conversations


Choose between short, free 5-day email courses and comprehensive coached courses where you'll cover subjects in depth via workbooks and practical assignments.

Here are our 3 options to help you:



How to Plot 
a Novel: 
Plot, Subplot, 


Writing Gripping Stories: 
Pace, Tension, Action



Course Outline

Kickstart your Novel

How to Write Real Characters

Course Outline

How to Write Dialogue

Course Outline

Oprah Magazine

"An online novel writing course that's tailor-made to get you to actually write that book you've been thinking about."

Meet some of your coaches:

Bridget McNulty

Now Novel Co-founder, writing coach and course tutor

Besides coaching aspiring authors, Bridget has worked as an editor, features writer (for major publications from Cosmopolitan to National Geographic Traveller) and blogger. Her novel Strange Nervous Laughter was published by Struik (SA) and Macmillan (US).

Alyssa holds an MA with honours in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa university. She is represented by Amber Caraveo at Skylark Literary and her novel The Eleventh Trade will be published in 2018 by Macmillan (US) and HotKey (UK).

Author, writing coach and course tutor

Alyssa Hollingsworth


Learn how to create a blueprint for your story, step by step. The Now Novel dashboard will help you find and distill your story’s central idea and develop your novel’s settings, characters, plot and themes.

Start the Process

What Karen O. says about working with her coach:

'I am so much more motivated than ever before. Bridget’s insightful articles, and my brilliant, endlessly patient and encouraging mentor, have quite honestly, changed my whole approach to writing.'


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