What it takes to write a novel – Jericho Writers
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What it takes to write a novel: Free online event

Sign up to this free event on Tuesday 6 June, 19:00 BST, led by authors Ayisha Malik, Mandy Byatt and Rosie Fiore, for insight into their novel writing processes and what it takes to go from idea to draft.

What goes into bringing an idea to life on the page?

This is an incredible opportunity to hear from three talented authors as they delve into the art of storytelling and share their secrets for transforming imagination into captivating drafts.

This free online event provides practical, actionable tips from Ayisha Malik, Fiction Foundations tutor Mandy Byatt and Ultimate Novel Writing Course tutor Rosie Fiore. Find out more about your guest panel here, and sign up now to reserve your virtual seat. We can’t wait to see you on Tuesday 6 June, 19:00 BST!

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What it takes to write a novel

Your Event Speakers

Ayisha Malik

Ayisha Malik, a powerhouse in the literary world, has traversed an inspiring path from her beginnings as a former publicist at Penguin Random House to managing editor at Cornerstones Literary Consultancy to her current role as a full-time writer. Ayisha’s debut novel, “Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged,” and its enthralling sequel, “The Other Half of Happiness” (published by Zaffre), swiftly captured readers’ hearts and were dubbed the ‘Muslim Bridget Jones.’

Mandy Byatt

Mandy Byatt made her dazzling debut with “Just Another Liar,” published by Avon Books in January 2022, and has gone on to be shortlisted in prestigious competitions such as the Gransnet/HQ novel competition and Woman & Home short story competition. She’s also the tutor of our Fiction Foundations course.

Rosie Fiore

Rosie has worked as a novelist and as writer, mentor and editor in theatre, television, magazines, advertising, comedy and the corporate market for 30 years. As an editor for Jericho Writers, she has offered advice, support and mentoring to more than fifty novelists, and now she is also a tutor on our Ultimate Novel Writing Course.

Want to dive deeper?

We have online courses for every stage of your writing journey.


Jumpstart Your Novel: £900

Take the first step towards writing your book with this interactive course. Suitable for new writers. From £900. 8-week course.



Harness your creativity in this short course designed for intermediate writers. From £495. 4-week course.



Ideal for writers at the start of their journey wanting to learn the basics. From £495. Six-week course.