Katie Khan started writing a book with our Ninety Day Novel ® course in August 2017.
Katie wrote her novel in ninety days.
Katie's novel was published by Penguin Transworld in August 2018. Our writers have discovered the way to write a novel with a day job. Join us.
'If you are thinking of signing up, don’t think twice. It’s one of the best decisions I have ever made. 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. Kritikme is my favourite place on the internet, and I think it might become yours too.'
Anna Verena Brandt, Oslo.
'I had a total lack of faith in my ability to write fiction and a feeling that I didn't have time for writing before I took the course. The constant reminders of how other writers work - and struggle to write - was so motivating. It shows you it is possible to fit it in. I loved the general community atmosphere and personal feel to the course. The vlogs and daily lessons were so well pitched to where I was at almost every time. It’s an excellent course and I’ve evangelised about it to lots of friends. '
Kate Burt, UK
'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, London.
'For anyone who loves writing or perhaps wants to give it a go, this is the course for you. Compared to many writing courses, it's great value - and it works! For the first time ever, I have a first draft of 72,000 words in my hands. And, just as good, I have a group of clever, funny people that I can write alongside. There's no feeling like getting up each day and feeling the ideas come to you as fast as you can get them on the page.'
Jane Tingle, London.
'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, Edinbugh.
'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, Arizona.
'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, Cambridge.
'I learned to write with joy and conviction, without censoring or second guessing myself. The course keeps you accountable and constantly moving forward. You don't feel like you have to compete with others. Someone else's success does not steal bread from your mouth but rather shows you where the bakery is. It delivers so much more than you ever hoped for. Not just a novel in 90 days but the belief that there is so much to come when the 90 days is up. The whole experience has been life affirming and life changing.'
Alex Ireson, Cardiff.
'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, Essex, UK.
'I found the vlogs brilliant and reassuring. 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. I do not function well without routine so establishing one for writing has been a wonderful, enlightening, uplifting, humbling, exciting, magical experience. I have loved it and I am very much looking forward to doing it again. And again. And again.'
Anna Pye, Leeds.
'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, New York.
'And it's a usable first draft, with a solid structure and theme that I can build on. 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. 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, London.
'I honestly feel like I’ve learnt more from Kritikme than I have from my creative writing degree. I never thought that I had the first draft of a novel in me or that I would ever have the patience to actually write it, but I’m so, so glad I did. 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, UK.
'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 Ninety Day Novel' is a great step to take.'
David Hogarth, Blackpool.
'I have looked for help with my writing process before but Kritikme is the only actual help I have ever found. It's the combination of so many factors ... Louise's dazzling expertise at every level of the novel-writing odyssey ...from notebooks to management of the unconscious...'
Ann Hodson, Ireland.
'Thank you, Louise! Sixty days. I have you and your brilliance to thank for that. If this nightowl can get up at 6.30 and write for an hour a day, through redecoration, holidays, upheaval with builders, then anyone can!'
Louise Tucker, South London.
'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 at the same time as her students. 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 check out the course.'
Janice Cumberlidge, Preston.
'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, London N1.
'The course itself offers advice and guidance that is practical, down to earth and based on solid research and experience. I have learnt so much about myself as a writer in the last few months and gained so much in confidence. Cannot praise Kritikme highly enough. 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, Scotland.
'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, Surrey.
'The benefits of Kritikme are achievement, achievement, achievement! Louise's enthusiasm helped me more than anything. I'd recommend anyone to take this course.'
Robert Wainwright, Dorset.
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