Novel SOS

Novel SOS

Get your novel unstuck and flying towards publication with these sure-fire tips and techniques from successful independent authors.

  • 33 industry-proven tactics for perfecting your novel
  • Solve plot and pacing problems
  • Create compelling, realistic characters
  • Use goal setting to keep your novel fast-paced and exciting
  • Learn the writing tricks of successful independent authors
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Struggling to turn your ideas into a complete novel?

All authors have times we slog to get our ideas to actually work together as a proper novel. Weaving themes and characters together in a way that’s compelling to readers is an art. Learn how our authors do it time and time again for their novels.

Struggling to turn your ideas into a complete novel?

Worried you’re not writing well enough to make a successful novel?

If you think your novel feels flat or clunky, you're not alone. It's so easy to get stuck just explaining the plot, leaving the characters and pace dull. But there are simple techniques to fix all these issues, helping you write your novel with confidence.

Worried you’re not writing well enough to make a successful novel?

Don’t feel ready to put your writing out into the world?

People who aren’t creative will never understand how much confidence it takes to put your writing out into the world for everyone to see. We’ll guide you through proven checks and tips to make sure your novel is in great shape before you publish.

Don’t feel ready to put your writing out into the world?

Getting lukewarm reactions from your readers?

We all dream of getting diehard fans who eagerly wait for every new book we write, but the reality is much harder than that. Not getting enthusiastic feedback for your novel can be devastating, but we can show you ways to tweak your novel into something your readers love.

Getting lukewarm reactions from your readers?

The secret to making your novel unputdownable

Plan a real page-turner

Learn how successful independent authors plan and structure their novels to make them irresistible, binge-worthy stories.

Feel confident in your characters

Add authentic traits and motivations to your characters to make sure the audience really cares for them.

Grow your writing toolkit

Have a writing trick for every occasion, learning from successful authors who know just how to keep their readers on the edge of their seats.

Start improving right away

Primer

This is one of our Primer courses — quick, accessible guides suitable for any level of experience, designed to get you moving quickly with new skills.

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What's included

Plan an irresistible story

You’ll learn tips to improve your basic techniques of narrative sequencing, pacing, mystery, reversal and genre.

Plan an irresistible story

Build a convincing narrative

Learn powerful tricks for making your novel feel real, with authentic motivations and character goals from page one right through to your final chapter.

Build a convincing narrative

Make your characters leap off the page

Discover how best-selling independent authors add depth, empathy and heart to their characters.

Make your characters leap off the page

Make your novel flow

You’ll learn writing techniques to get you out of any sticky situation: subversion, descriptive substitution, time shuffling, narrator limitation, moral ambiguity, and more.

Make your novel flow

This course will help you get your novel finished and loved.

Big claim? Sure is. At The Wayfinder I get a lot (really, a bewildering number) of people getting in touch to ask for help to get their novel out of neutral. And it’s not a lack of talent or ideas, it’s almost universally because of this simple truth of the writing life: every novel stumbles.

However experienced you are at writing, you’ll hit times when you can’t bring all the plot strands together or when your characters are feeling a bit monotone and artificial. The good news is, this happens to every single one of us.

So I brought together successful independent authors from both sides of the Atlantic to chat about their favourite novel-saving tactics. I was planning on a 20 point guide, but we simply came up with too many essential ideas, so here are our 33 most trusted ways to save your novel.

Keep it with you and you’ll find a way to blast through any roadblock that gets in the way of your next novel.

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James Laurence Wood

James Laurence Wood

James is founder and editor of The Wayfinder, the online magazine that helps creatives make the most of their talents and live a less stressful, more profitable life. He has more than a decade of experience at creative freelancing and entrepreneurship, which he now uses to benefit his fellow creatives through journalism and online education. He's also an independent novelist, author of the fan favourite Shadows of Life series.

Peter P.
Absolutely brilliant — I've now got my novel's first draft finished after five years of pushing uphill. This stuff is a lifesaver.
Peter P.
Gemma
I've gone through loads of writing courses and have never found anything as actually useful as Novel SOS. If you're writing fiction, get it — you won't regret it.
Gemma

Do you want to tell irresistible stories?

Novel SOS will help you to write better novels, and to save your novel if it gets stuck or gets a lukewarm reaction from readers.

  • People who love writing fiction
  • Writers who are currently writing a novel
  • Writers who are planning their first full novel
  • Independent authors wanting to sharpen their writing skills
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33 sure-fire novel saving tricks from successful independent authors.
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  • 33 industry-proven tactics for perfecting your novel
  • Solve plot and pacing problems
  • Create compelling, realistic characters
  • Use goal setting to keep your novel fast-paced and exciting
  • Learn the writing tricks of successful independent authors
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