The Novelists' Community


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All the resources a writer needs. Tips, advice, news of agents and publishers accepting submissions and advice for writing a second draft. Get detailed critique of your work from other writers at The Live Lodge.

'Kritikme is my favourite place on the internet, and I think it might become yours too.'

— Anna Verena Brandt, Oslo.

Improve your writing in a cosy coached community.

Join a community of writers and novelists working alongside each other as friends. Give feedback to get feedback. Develop your work super fast with the insights and writing tips of coach Louise Dean other writers. Louise keeps a motherly eye on ALL her member writers.

Writers workshop

Writers Workshop

The critiques you’ll get will give you immediate pointers to improve your writing. As part of our community, you’ll offer critiques to others too. Members tell us that giving critique dramatically improves their own writing.

Writing tips

Writing Tips

A collection of resources updated daily to guide you from our professional creative writing course including original and inspired practical guidance from award winning novelist Louise. Dig in. Get better!

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A Writing Community

A small but dedicated community of working writers, we know the ups and downs of writing and that it's much better in company. Get support and make some lifelong friendships. Online and offline events programme.

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Becoming A Writer

We have a single-minded mission. To make you 100% safe for submission of your finished book to agents and publishers. Listings of agents, publishers accepting, prizes, awards and competitions. Get help writing a book, it works.

'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, that pie-in-the-sky idea of writing a book can become reality.'

— Lauren Passell, New York

'This is a group of writers who are serious about what they do but not about who they are (which means there's always room for a bit of light hearted banter as well as solid support). 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.'

— Sally Miller, Scotland.

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The Members Library

Join us at our Live Lodge for fast critique of your work in progress. You are guaranteed feedback.All the resources a novelist planning for publication could ever need are at The Members Library. Enjoy the weekly blog.

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Sunday Evening Chat

Join us from wherever you are in the world every other Sunday at 8pm GMT, for a live online team chat for members of Kritikme to zap any writing problems before the working week. Hosted by award winning novelist Louise Dean.

home retreats for writers

Home Retreat Week

One week every season, we book a week off work, down tools at our day job and stay home to write. With live online evening team chats and online support from host Louise Dean, it's the way to be add word count fast.

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Join us for our drinks events and parties. Enjoy a cocktail and banter with your fellow writers. Come to one of our residential retreats and spend time with your fellow writers. Ghost stories, shaggy dog stories and tall tales included.

'That community has been and continues to be my rock, my inspiration, my much-needed giggle on a slow day.'

— Rashmi Sirdeshpande, London.

Find out why our members call this writing website the 'best place on the internet'

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