Now Novel
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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
excellent
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.
Aug 15, 2020
After purchasing The Process, I was able to completely outline my first novel in a matter of weeks, all 25 chapters! The program includes a step-by-step guide to build up your story from a faint idea to a fully printed novel. The help team is understanding and polite.
I have at least a dozen novels I plan on writing for the next few years and I wouldn't be confident in even starting them unless I was equipped with Now Novel.
Aug 08, 2020
I received a useful and thorough critique for my novel in progress. It include a total summary an devaluation of my chapters and a line by line edit. Couldn't be happier.
Jun 12, 2020
NowNovel’s review of my historical novel was thoughtful, detailed, and enormously helpful. I enthusiastically recommend the service. The assessment pointed to some strengths (thank you) and identified weaknesses, along with sensible, specific suggestions for addressing them. Writers get a lot of feedback, and sometimes, it can be overwhelming and dispiriting. But the NowNovel review motivated and inspired me. Now back to work.
Jun 05, 2020
Now Novel has been easy to use and very inspiring. There is a blog for every aspect of the writing journey. Thanks!
May 11, 2020
Of all the professional reviews so far, Now Novel's has been the most comprehensive, detailed in analysis and filled with helpful suggestions and direction - while recognizing that all feedback is subjective - and preserving the creative momentum and development of the writer.
Apr 28, 2020
Like so many others, I've wanted to write since I was a child, but aside from sarcastic holiday letters (and a marketing job), I've never been able to get started. I stumbled upon Now Novel, and started trying out the tools. In one week, I'd made more progress than ever before. I then signed up for the Kickstart your Novel 6-week course, and am wrapping that up now. I finished 3 chapters! Okay, that may not sound like a lot, but I also know my characters and roughly what will happen in EVERY scene of my book! Of course it is likely to change as I write, but I now know the main arc of my story and smaller conflicts throughout. I just signed up for the Coaching+ course to continue with the program. I am excited to continue working with Fiona. Often there are parts of my writing that don't feel quite right, but I can't figure out what to do about it. Fiona homes in on that immediately and has helped me improve my writing dramatically. But be warned--she will also help thicken your skin, preparing you for the harsh realities of becoming a writer. It can be brutal, but it is all helpful. I've just had to put my ego aside and be grateful for this opportunity. It's refreshing to know that you'll have a coach who will truly help you get better, rather than help protect your ego. I recommend it to anyone who wants to write a novel. Even if you just use the tools and don't sign up for any course or coaching, you have access to a community of other writers - a virtual writers' group - and you help each other. Also Jordan from Now Novel periodically reviews the work you submit to be read by others, and his comments are reliably very helpful too. If it's not obvious yet, I love Now Novel :) Have fun!
Mar 09, 2020
The report the editor provided was thorough and detailed. It was exactly what I needed!
Feb 16, 2020
My experience with the copy-editing service was excellent. The detailed revisions and suggestions took my book to another level.

Feb 08, 2020
I'm super enjoying working with this tool. Having a well set-up place to come to and 'dump' (in a good way) the background layers of book outline labours (stored here and there in my files and PC) and then getting to see it move increasingly towards a well laid-out outline, is not only very satisfying, but it's FUN and enjoyable too. Just what I needed! Something FUN after many, many months of hard-slugging labor.

Also, the group critiquing aspect is absolutely SUPER. Easy to use, rewarding to participate in, and I can already see, after only critiquing one scene for one fellow member, how much I can learn and take-away from reading other's writings too.

I also know that once I'm into my actual content writing (still working on my tight, clean outline) I will super enjoy having a place to put out scene pieces or parts, and get the kind of quick but thoughtful feedback that all writers look for, yet sometimes find hard (or complicated) to access. Not here.

Simply wonderful!

ps - I would have given Now Novel a 5 star rating, if it had a bit more advanced options. Going to suggest one to the great guys behind this. Which reminds me -- Jordan and the team at NN are always available to answer your questions, or pop up and encourage you. They're GREAT with responsiveness to your questions too.

With there was 4.5 stars available to choose!
Nov 08, 2019
Helpful resource, particularly if you’re just getting started or struggling to choose between story ideas. The one on one coaching is a great option to keep you accountable and get real-time feedback on your writing!
Oct 19, 2019
Jordan was great. My manuscript evaluation was very thorough and I couldn't be happier with all of his comments. It was wonderful receiving some validation for all the hard work that goes into writing a story. Again, I'm so happy that I asked for help on this project.
Oct 16, 2019
I’m early in the process of working with Alison to finally finishing my novel. The process and particularly Alison’s feedback have been incredibly helpful!
Oct 16, 2019
This service was wonderful! They gave me great ideas for how to improve, as well as lots of positive feedback and useful industry tips. Thanks for everything.
Oct 13, 2019
I submitted my manuscript for review at a point when I was receiving some conflicting feedback. My evaluation was detailed and thoughtful, offering comments on the plot, pacing, character development, and tone—exactly the kind of help I was looking for. My reviewer made specific suggestions about revising the plot that were extraordinarily helpful. To be honest, I was a little stuck before the review, but afterward, I was encouraged and motivated. The review helped me move forward.
Jul 29, 2019
Great service. Excellent analysis of my writing and very helpful guidance!
Jul 12, 2019
I started using Now Novel to assist me with my story’s structure. The prompts were helpful in developing my characters, settings, and scenes.
The story outline was a valuable asset that guided me through my rough draft. The feedback from my personal writing coach took my writing to the next level. Her constructive feedback and guidance helped me finish my novella. A great and reasonable writing resource.
Jul 03, 2019
I have an idea for my novel and this website allows me to mine out the ideas and concepts, from my mind. It allows me to develop the book using the tools provided, in a systematic approach. The site itself does not do the writing but gives a strategy for the aspiring writer to develop their book.
It’s a generic approach, but more than anything else it works. The method provided takes the rock out of your mind and extracts the gold from it.
I am also finding it to be a fun experience, an entertaining one. I could write all day on it and not get bored.
On the site you start developing your idea and then you move through activates until you get to a world builder for your novel. The tools are contained within each section, fulfilling a generic but specific approach to writing fiction.
I am subscribing to the basic package which gives all the tools some tutorials on how exactly to write your book. The more expensive ones of which there are two include guidance and coaching at different levels. I have no experience of these services, but it may be of interest to more advanced professional writers.
So far this has been a great experience and worth the 130 euro I paid for the basic package.

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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