The Novel in Ninety


How to write a novel in ninety days

'It works! I wrote a first draft of nearly 70,000 words! Knowing there was new material every day really encouraged me to show up daily and to produce work. I have a great sense of achievement. I'm a great believer in instant gratification, and this course gets you producing work straight away.' Cate Guthleben.

Inspired Guidance

The daily lessons are drip fed to you via the online platform. Watch or read them wherever your are. Even on the daily commute. With  the novel writing techniques of great writers 'juiced' for you, you'll find the content stirring!

Good Working Habits

The author's method will train you to write in a way that ensures constant progress and productivity. You'll need an hour a day. Follow the natural process of novel writing and develop your craft skills rapidly. A powerful apprenticeship whilst you hold down the day job. 


This is the novel writing programme with 24/7 motivation and support built in. No requirement to 'share' work with anyone unless you want to. The encouragement of your tutor and the community of writers working alongside you is a vital success factor. Write happy!

Sitting comfortably?

Then let us begin.

"Life-changing. Game-changing. Me-changing."

Alex Ireson

"This time two months ago, to the day, I sat down and started a draft. This morning, I finished it. Thank you, Louise! 60 days. I have you and your brilliance to thank for that."

Louise Tucker

"I am thrilled to have written my novel in 90 days. In fact it was 82 days. It was highly motivating to be part of a literary movement whose promise was to not let anything stand in our way. Thanks to Louise and the rest of the Krew for their ongoing support."

Babar Javed

"Utterly brilliant. Life-changing, in fact. The course, the community and the guide, Louise, are the best things that have ever happened to the writer in me. If you're serious about writing a novel, don't let it roll about for 10 years. Write it in a season, while it's fresh and you're on fire. DO THIS COURSE! I challenge you not to fall in love with it."

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

"I have looked for help with my writing process before but Kritikme is the only actual help I have ever found. Its the combination of so many factors - Louise's dazzling expertise at every level of the novel-writing odyssey. It's like going to a very good school where the head truly has a calling."

Ann Hodson

"This course will get your book written! Louise listens, encourages and gives good critical feedback not some airy fairy feedback but something that makes sense...she’s all about getting it done. This course is a whimper free zone. She explains how and why things should be done in a certain way - the process. Through a whole written process, videos and even chats with Louise it finally fell into place for me. That dream of writing a novel isn’t a dream anymore it’s my daily reality thanks to this course."

Ros Try-Hane

"The Kritikme course has given me insight into how to use language effectively. The energy provided by the course is incredible and there is no feeling of isolation as there is good support throughout. Louise certainly knows her stuff and my style of writing has improved dramatically. I have achieved so much more than I thought I was capable of. Come and join our Kritikme Krew - you'll be amazed by yourself."

Viv Singfield

"I'm so glad I found Kritikme, it was exactly what I needed to enable me to stay motivated and get my novel finished (in 56 days!) I love the daily posts and it's interesting watching an established author such as Louise going through the process of getting her next novel down. With Louise, you have a fabulous tutor, mentor and friend all in one, and I'd highly recommend anyone struggling to get their novel finished to take the course."

Janice Cumberlidge

"This Kritikme journey is first class travel. Your guide knows what lies ahead, but has retained her thirst for the unexpected, she is discovering just as much as you are. Your travel companions become your kinfolk. The surroundings are plush and beautifully designed. The view every morning is new, your energy is high, you travel fast, trust the voyage to reveal what it needs to and leave behind the voices that have held you back. I managed to leave the inner critic behind very early in the process. That's down to Louise. I don't know how she did it, but it's the first time ever."

Sam Hudson

"I got a routine going, fantastic support from Louise and the group. I looked forward to seeing the posts each day and they not only offered great advice and steps to follow but reminded me that I'm a writer who writes...daily. Wow! Louise is a gifted facilitator. This course has made me really think about what I want to achieve with this book and has given me the confidence to stretch myself far more than I thought possible."

Sara Bailey

"This is just an excellent product. It transforms the job of writing utterly. Support, friendship, encouragement and the joy of people actually being interested in what you're doing creatively. Inspirational texts and posts, sound advice and a great work ethic from Louise and all the Krew. Loving it!"

Romla Ryan

"I've always fantasised about writing a novel. I thought I had it in me but never found the right time to test it. Always believing that I was too busy. Kritikme gave me the inspiration and help to finally do it...I have a huge sense of achievement. "

Rob Wainwright

"It doesn't have to cost £50k and take three years to get a decent tutor! If only I’d known I didn’t need to rack up almost £50k worth of debt to become a better writer, I could have just done it with Kritikme for £119 a month over three months."

Bee Middleton-Manners

"It works! I wrote a first draft of nearly 70,000 words! And it's a usable first draft, with a solid structure and theme that I can build on. I have a great sense of achievement. I'm a great believer in instant gratification, and this course gets you producing work straight away. No stopping to edit for critique like on more formal courses, and no need to spend time critiquing others until you are ready to. Just a wonderful smooth and steady progress towards producing your own work."

Cate Guthleben

"When I joined this course, I had no idea whether I’d find the time to write, much less an idea I wanted to write about. We’re now just over a month along and I have my idea, characters, and a plot outline. I feel alive, inspired and creative again. That’s all thanks to Louise. This course has way exceeded my expectations: it’s given me my joy back."

Lindsey Pitt

"If you've been telling yourself for years that one day you will write that novel, then you need to get yourself signed up with KritikMe. You'll get the support you need. Louise and the Krew are generous and welcoming, so important for a novice writer (as I am). This is as far from the anonymous online course as you can get. I hesitate to say it's life changing, but nothing else, ever, has got me up and out of bed at daft o'clock to write every day. Just do it!"

Lisa Machin

You're in safe hands.

Louise Dean is a novelist published internationally. Winner of The Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, Le Prince Maurice Prize, nominated for The Guardian First Book Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker and IMPAC. Louise Dean's first book was named one of The Observer's top four books of the year, and her most recent novel was an Oprah Book of the Week. Louise has taught for the Arvon Foundation and spoken at Hay on Wye, Brisbane, Galle and Edinburgh Festivals. She has appeared on BBC News, Radio 4, Woman's Hour with Jenni Murray and The Book Show with Mariella Frostrup.

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The Novel in Ninety

The novel writing course that will take you from 'What If?' to 'The End' in just ninety productive days. Over 100 lessons, coaching and support. Develop your writing skills, learn to love the writing life and get that novel done.

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One-to-one fast track coaching for graduates of The Novel in Ninety plan.

Prepare your manuscript for successful submission to agents. By application. 

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Getting a novel done is a dream come true for many people who feel they have a novel inside them. (Maybe treat yourself to the ultimate New Year, New You?)

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