Novel in Five

Write your novel from start to finish in 5 months in this inspiring online class. Begins Jan. 4th

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  • 40 modules. Each module includes a video & written lesson & assignment.
  • Twice-monthly word count check-ins
  • Monthly office hour
  • 1 month free access to the Novel in 5 Community valued at $99
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Price:

$

499

FREE

$

449

Teachable Best Price Guarantee™

If you find it cheaper anywhere else, we'll refund you the difference.

Your Outcome

About this course

Write your novel from the first page to the last in five months.In Novel in 5 you will learn your craft, develop your story one scene at a time, and get real accountability to help you write your novel.

Twice a week, you will get access to a new video lesson, written lesson, and assignment. These progressive lessons and assignments will guide you through every step of the process, helping you to write 4,000 words per week.

Twice a month, you will have a word count check-in to make sure you're staying on track.The result? A complete novel draft of 70,000 to 80,000 words in 5 months.

This course is ideal for you if you:

-Want to write a novel but don't know how to begin-Have an idea for a novel but need structure and accountability

-Need inspiration and guidance to maintain your writing habit-Want to develop a better understanding of narrative craft

-Want to finish a novel-in-progress

-Want to take a novel idea from inspiration to completion

What you will learn and accomplish in Novel in Five:

-You will begin by focusing on your novel's situation, protagonist, inciting action, setting, and point of view.

-Then you will work on introducing progressive complications, additional characters, new plot points, and subplots.-

You will discover the best way to structure your novel to make your story feel complete and compelling.

-You will learn how to pace your novel, providing a steady beat of highs and lows (the novel's crucial heartbeat) to keep your readers engaged.

-You will learn how to write authentic dialogue that drives your story forward and deepens characterization.

-You will learn how to maintain your story's momentum and your writing practice through the middle distance.

Your time is valuable, and your goal of writing a novel is achievable. Novel in Five provides you with the tools, incentive, accountability, and community you need to complete your novel in five months.

Why does Novel in 5 work?

By breaking the big task of writing a novel into small weekly tasks, you will make real, recognizable progress. At the end of each month, you will have made serious progress on your novel. That progress will keep you motivated and engaged. You will finish the course with a complete manuscript and a clear plan for revision.

Course dates: January 3 - May 30, 2021


You'll receive a new lesson and assignment every Sunday and Wednesday. Each lesson builds progressively on the ones before it. You will have access to your course materials for one year, so you can repeat the course a second time at no additional cost. If you miss a couple of weeks, no worries! The material will be available for you to catch up when you return.


BONUS

Discounted Editorial Feedback:

Upon completion of Novel in 5, you can sign up for editorial feedback on your novel at 15% off the regular price (a savings of $359).

Discounted Coaching

When you choose the "plus coaching" option at checkout, you receive a deep discount on private coaching sessions.

Why now is the right time to start your novel:

How much time have you spent thinking about writing a novel? How often have you started a novel, only to hit a brick wall?

Your time is valuable, and your goal of writing a novel is achievable. Novel in Five provides you with the tools, incentive, accountability, and community you need to complete your novel in five months.

Why does Novel in 5 work?

By breaking the big task of writing a novel into small weekly tasks, you will make real, recognizable progress that will keep you motivated. 4,000 words per week is manageable for committed, driven writers without being overwhelming. At the end of each month, you will have made serious progress on your novel.

What Students Say

"Novel in Nine was much more than a “class” for me, it was a transformation. I had tried for years and years to write a novel, always unsuccessfully. Under Michelle's guidance, I was able to complete my first novel, in a seamless, uncomplicated, and manageable workflow. Her experienced directives help me move through my writing to that final goal. I am forever grateful for this class, and for Michelle’s help. I’d do it again."

Polly K.

"I'm blown away. I'm vastly enjoying meeting all of these creative minds."

Josh C.

"Novel in Nine was even more than I had expected. Who would imagine I would write a full 75,000-word first draft of a novel in only nine months? This class was always a bright spot in my week. Michelle has top-notch writing expertise and teaching skills, and she is generous with her time and input. She and the other serious-writer classmates provided valuable feedback and motivation. Novel in Nine was the perfect way to make novel writing a priority, and get to THE END in a timely way."

Kathy B.

Your Instructor

Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels and two story collections. Her novels have been published in 30 languages and optioned for the big screen and for television. She has taught in the Masters of Fine Arts programs in Creative Writing at The University of San Francisco, California College of the Arts, St. Mary's College of Moraga, and elsewhere, and has designed and taught novel writing courses for Stanford Continuing Studies. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Telegraph, the Guardian, Best American Fantasy, CNet's Technically Literate, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and many literary magazines and anthologies.


Michelle is passionate about demystifying the writing process for aspiring novelists. She has been helping writers realize their writing goals for almost two decades. She is the founder of Fiction Master Class and the creator of the Paperclip Method Workbooks for Writers. Michelle discovers and publishes new and emerging writers through Fiction Attic Press.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins January 3, 2021 and ends on May 30, 2021.

You will have access to all course materials for one full year after enrollment, so if you like, you can even repeat the course on your own to draft two novels in one year.

How long do I have access to the course?

You have access to this course until January 1, 2022.

What if I change my mind?

I want you to be happy. If you are unsatisfied or the timing  just isn't right for you, contact me within the first 30 days for a full refund. If you are on the monthly plan, you may cancel at any time.

Do I need to have an outline to start this course?

No, all you need is the desire to write a novel. Some participants will begin with a novel in mind, others will begin with a partial draft, some will begin with an outline, and some will begin with an entirely blank slate. I'm here to support you no matter where you begin.

Is this a workshop course?

This is not a critique or workshop course. You will receive word count check-ins from the instructor but you will not be submitting your work for critique or attending live sessions. The purpose of this course is to inspire you and keep you motivated to get your words on the page.

I've already written part of my novel. Can I still take this course?

Absolutely! If you have a novel-in-progress, you can use the lessons and assignments to work through, expand, and streamline existing scenes. The assignments will help you discover new pathways in your novel and strengthen the existing structure. We have participants who have already completed a draft, as well as participants who are starting from scratch and others who have written a few chapters. We'll meet you where you are.

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Novel in Five

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Write your novel from start to finish in 5 months in this inspiring online class. Begins Jan. 4th

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  • 40 modules. Each module includes a video & written lesson & assignment.
  • Twice-monthly word count check-ins
  • Monthly office hour
  • 1 month free access to the Novel in 5 Community valued at $99
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About this course

Write your novel from the first page to the last in five months.In Novel in 5 you will learn your craft, develop your story one scene at a time, and get real accountability to help you write your novel.

Twice a week, you will get access to a new video lesson, written lesson, and assignment. These progressive lessons and assignments will guide you through every step of the process, helping you to write 4,000 words per week.

Twice a month, you will have a word count check-in to make sure you're staying on track.The result? A complete novel draft of 70,000 to 80,000 words in 5 months.

This course is ideal for you if you:

-Want to write a novel but don't know how to begin-Have an idea for a novel but need structure and accountability

-Need inspiration and guidance to maintain your writing habit-Want to develop a better understanding of narrative craft

-Want to finish a novel-in-progress

-Want to take a novel idea from inspiration to completion

What you will learn and accomplish in Novel in Five:

-You will begin by focusing on your novel's situation, protagonist, inciting action, setting, and point of view.

-Then you will work on introducing progressive complications, additional characters, new plot points, and subplots.-

You will discover the best way to structure your novel to make your story feel complete and compelling.

-You will learn how to pace your novel, providing a steady beat of highs and lows (the novel's crucial heartbeat) to keep your readers engaged.

-You will learn how to write authentic dialogue that drives your story forward and deepens characterization.

-You will learn how to maintain your story's momentum and your writing practice through the middle distance.

Your time is valuable, and your goal of writing a novel is achievable. Novel in Five provides you with the tools, incentive, accountability, and community you need to complete your novel in five months.

Why does Novel in 5 work?

By breaking the big task of writing a novel into small weekly tasks, you will make real, recognizable progress. At the end of each month, you will have made serious progress on your novel. That progress will keep you motivated and engaged. You will finish the course with a complete manuscript and a clear plan for revision.

Course dates: January 3 - May 30, 2021


You'll receive a new lesson and assignment every Sunday and Wednesday. Each lesson builds progressively on the ones before it. You will have access to your course materials for one year, so you can repeat the course a second time at no additional cost. If you miss a couple of weeks, no worries! The material will be available for you to catch up when you return.


BONUS

Discounted Editorial Feedback:

Upon completion of Novel in 5, you can sign up for editorial feedback on your novel at 15% off the regular price (a savings of $359).

Discounted Coaching

When you choose the "plus coaching" option at checkout, you receive a deep discount on private coaching sessions.

Why now is the right time to start your novel:

How much time have you spent thinking about writing a novel? How often have you started a novel, only to hit a brick wall?

Your time is valuable, and your goal of writing a novel is achievable. Novel in Five provides you with the tools, incentive, accountability, and community you need to complete your novel in five months.

Why does Novel in 5 work?

By breaking the big task of writing a novel into small weekly tasks, you will make real, recognizable progress that will keep you motivated. 4,000 words per week is manageable for committed, driven writers without being overwhelming. At the end of each month, you will have made serious progress on your novel.

What Students Say

"Novel in Nine was much more than a “class” for me, it was a transformation. I had tried for years and years to write a novel, always unsuccessfully. Under Michelle's guidance, I was able to complete my first novel, in a seamless, uncomplicated, and manageable workflow. Her experienced directives help me move through my writing to that final goal. I am forever grateful for this class, and for Michelle’s help. I’d do it again."

Polly K.

"I'm blown away. I'm vastly enjoying meeting all of these creative minds."

Josh C.

"Novel in Nine was even more than I had expected. Who would imagine I would write a full 75,000-word first draft of a novel in only nine months? This class was always a bright spot in my week. Michelle has top-notch writing expertise and teaching skills, and she is generous with her time and input. She and the other serious-writer classmates provided valuable feedback and motivation. Novel in Nine was the perfect way to make novel writing a priority, and get to THE END in a timely way."

Kathy B.

Your Instructor

Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels and two story collections. Her novels have been published in 30 languages and optioned for the big screen and for television. She has taught in the Masters of Fine Arts programs in Creative Writing at The University of San Francisco, California College of the Arts, St. Mary's College of Moraga, and elsewhere, and has designed and taught novel writing courses for Stanford Continuing Studies. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Telegraph, the Guardian, Best American Fantasy, CNet's Technically Literate, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and many literary magazines and anthologies.


Michelle is passionate about demystifying the writing process for aspiring novelists. She has been helping writers realize their writing goals for almost two decades. She is the founder of Fiction Master Class and the creator of the Paperclip Method Workbooks for Writers. Michelle discovers and publishes new and emerging writers through Fiction Attic Press.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins January 3, 2021 and ends on May 30, 2021.

You will have access to all course materials for one full year after enrollment, so if you like, you can even repeat the course on your own to draft two novels in one year.

How long do I have access to the course?

You have access to this course until January 1, 2022.

What if I change my mind?

I want you to be happy. If you are unsatisfied or the timing  just isn't right for you, contact me within the first 30 days for a full refund. If you are on the monthly plan, you may cancel at any time.

Do I need to have an outline to start this course?

No, all you need is the desire to write a novel. Some participants will begin with a novel in mind, others will begin with a partial draft, some will begin with an outline, and some will begin with an entirely blank slate. I'm here to support you no matter where you begin.

Is this a workshop course?

This is not a critique or workshop course. You will receive word count check-ins from the instructor but you will not be submitting your work for critique or attending live sessions. The purpose of this course is to inspire you and keep you motivated to get your words on the page.

I've already written part of my novel. Can I still take this course?

Absolutely! If you have a novel-in-progress, you can use the lessons and assignments to work through, expand, and streamline existing scenes. The assignments will help you discover new pathways in your novel and strengthen the existing structure. We have participants who have already completed a draft, as well as participants who are starting from scratch and others who have written a few chapters. We'll meet you where you are.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

It's completely risk free to buy a course on Discover.

Try any course on Teachable Discover, and if you are not impressed, you can request a full refund within 30 days.