Get That Novel Done




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Write Your Book Step By Step.

With an award-winning Man Booker list author tutor.

1. Plan it

Begin by planning to write a bestseller. Create your idea and shape it for commercial success. Build a plan for writing your book using the methods of the all time classics for success. 45 lessons.

The Classic Course

2. Write it

Follow the process working authors use and fit your writing into your busy life with daily guidance and support. You will need one hour a day. No more and no less for success. Write your book in 90 days. 100 lessons.

The Ninety Day Novel ®

3. Get Published

Our mission is to get you safe at submission to literary agents for a publishing contract. Your work will go through checks, revisions and the detailed live critique of other writers before you hit send. Monthly membership.


Your Tutor.

'A significant voice in British fiction.' The Observer.

Man Booker longlisted. Winner of The Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, Winner Le Prince Maurice Prize. Nominated for The Guardian First Book Prize, the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award. An Oprah Book Club choice. Louise Dean's novels have been published internationally by Penguin, Simon & Schuster and more and translated into many languages.
About Louise

What Writers Say:

"I can't recommend Kritikme highly enough. After getting a publishing deal for my debut novel, I found myself feeling burnt out and uncertain which of my novel ideas to pursue next. I needed to shake my writing process up and put the fun and joy back into it. I needed to allow myself to be imperfect again, after a long process of fine-tuning my previous novel. A month into the Ninety Day Plan and I am back in love with writing! So for anyone thinking of taking the plunge - do it! Louise is a fantastic guide and teacher and she really has brought something new to the creative writing course scene. "

Tracey Emerson

"This course absolutely grabs you by the horns and gives you permission to write. Kritikme has planted the seeds to a new way of life for me. I would still be talking about my book now if it wasn’t for Louise and the whole support network of the Krew. It’s happening. I am even referring to myself as a writer now. No quote marks required! "

Niki Hamilton

"It's been a life-giving, powerful experience, and I cannot shut up about it. If you are thinking of signing up, don’t think twice. It’s one of the best decisions I have ever made. Working with Louise gave me back my faith in myself as a writer. After six years of labouring on my book, I ended up with a first draft and a story that still blows my mind when I think about it. Louise is not only an expert on the craft of writing, she is also incredibly smart, witty, creative and an absolute joy to work with. Her feedback was honest, yet always supportive. She helped me see things in my story that I did not see myself, made me stay the course when I thought that I couldn’t, and challenged me to dare to trust my instincts and follow my writing where it led me. Kritikme is my favourite place on the internet, and I think it might become yours too."

Anna Verena Brandt

"I know it sounds a bit crazy but doing this course really has changed my life. It’s given me the confidence to get on and do what I’ve always wanted to do. I am so pleased I did this course; it really is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have completed the first draft of a novel. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Louise is a supportive and insightful tutor and the daily lessons brim with enthusiasm, knowledge, and years of experience. Louise shares her own writing journey throughout the ninety days, which makes this a really special course. If you want to write a novel then sign up, follow the course, and you will get it done."

Jo Martin

"Kritikme provides you the tools you need to get in the right mindset to write a novel. With support, instruction, guides, inspiration, tips from famous writers, and no-nonsense love from Louise that pie-in-the-sky idea of writing a book can become reality."

Lauren Passell

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

Alex Ireson

"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

"Kritikme has changed my life. It’s given me confidence, skill, passion and a piece of work to be proud of, and every budding novel writer deserves all that"

Bee Middleton-Manners

"The support and love I've received from Louise and the whole Kritikme Krew has been phenomenal. As for confidence in my writing, I know I am a much better writer than I was three months ago. I have a novel, an actual manuscript that I can work into a publishable piece of fiction."

Anna Pye

"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 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

"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

"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

"Joining Kritikme was just the move I needed to make. It provides quick clear guidance and confidence to actually get on with what you promised yourself you would do. Write a book. Louise has been there and done that, and she knows what you are experiencing every step of the way. It's like writing with your own little group of supportive fans who are behind you all the way. If you need that push to get going, 'The Novel in Ninety' is a great step to take."

David Hogarth

"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 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

"Louise Dean has developed a program that will fit writing into your life. It is simple, fun and educational. Her tech is top notch, which makes a big difference to me. I look forward to doing the lessons every morning. Best of all, the focus is entirely on writing your novel, and Louise’s “Krew” provide great support and entertainment."

Kelly O'Connor

Plan to Write a Classic

Learn the secrets to writing a classic bestseller. The ultimate big book planning bootcamp to create and develop an idea. An adventure into your imagination to prepare you to write your children's or adult's classic. 45 lessons sharing the secrets of JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, and more. Start here and start strong!

£99 a month for 2 months.

Plan that book

Write it in Ninety Days

Write your novel in 90 days step by step. Over 100 inspirational and practical lessons timed to coincide with the real life process of writing of a novel to ensure you complete it. Some plans offer additional one to one coaching and support. The course is drip fed daily and starts when you sign up. Sign up and get writing.

From £99 a month for 3 months.

Start writing like a writer

Join Kritikme as a Member

Join us and get detailed critique on your work. You will get fast helpful feedback on your writing from fellow writers live and access to all the resources a serious writer needs all the way to successful submission to literary agents and publishers. Make new writer friends. Online Sunday evening team chats and events. Write happy.

£14.99 a month.

Get support for success

Learn from world-class authors:

"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible."

Doris Lessing

"When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away—even if it’s only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaningless of modern life still have to drink water from time to time. "

Kurt Vonnegut Jr

"It's probably natural for readers to move into writing, and that's essentially what happened to me. Creating people out of nothing and putting them on paper seemed like an amusing and interesting thing to do. Writing novels is a great deal of fun. The play element in it for me is very large. "

Annie Proulx

"What makes a novel feel vital is when it comes into being as it is written, in much the same way as the moment occurs as it is lived. So what I was doing was writing blindly, unknowing of what would come next."

Karl Ove Knausgaard

"I write a lot of material that I know I’ll throw away. It’s just part of the process. I have to write hundreds of pages before I get to page one."

Barbara Kingsolver

"My novel took up the sweetest part of my mind and the rarest part of my imagination; it was like being in love and better. All day long when I was busy ... I had my unfinished novel personified almost as a secret companion and accomplice following me like a shadow wherever I went, whatever I did."

Muriel Spark

"The scariest moment is always just before you start."

Stephen King

"Each book is, in a sense, an argument with myself, and I would write it, whether it is ever published or not."

Patricia Highsmith

"It is only when our characters and events begin to disobey us that they begin to live."

John Fowles

"I have been a man who is always about to go into a room and write. That's where I'd rather be, most of the time"

Hanif Kureishi

"All autobiography is storytelling, all writing is autobiography."

J.M Coetzee

"No tricks."

Raymond Carver

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