What it takes to write a novel – Jericho Writers
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What it takes to write a novel

Watch our free event replay, 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.

What It Takes To Write A Novel

What It Takes To Write A Novel

Have you just started writing your novel? Then this is the event for you! Join Ayisha, Mandy, and Rosie as they outline their writing processes and top tips for turning your ideas into a finished draft.

If any of the courses mentioned are of interest to you, you can find them all here. Don’t forget to use discount code SAVE15 before the end of August to get 15% off.

Not sure which course to choose? Download our free PDF which helps you decide which course is the right fit for you.

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. If you sign up before the end of August, you can add the code SAVE15 for 15% off your chosen course.



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.



Write a publishable novel in a year with The Ultimate Novel Writing Course. A flexible course for serious writers. From £4950. One-year course.