The Efficient Novelist

Do you want to become a full-time author? Improving sales, readership and income through efficient workflow.

Your Instructor


Gerald Hornsby
Gerald Hornsby

After a lifetime of having jobs in the electronic and engineering sectors, I stepped down from my job as director of a medium-sized engineering company and began to put more effort into my writing.

For a few years, I concentrated on short literary fiction, working in an online literary fiction group. Then, I moved to writing longer-form fiction (novellas and novels). After several years of learning and honing my craft, I began to self-publish novels under my own name, and that of a pseudonym - Jack Warwick.
Over that period, I learned a lot about story structure and some of the tools that authors use. I was able to distil that knowledge into a number of short writing craft books. Full of specific details and examples, many authors have found these essential in their own writing journeys.

In creating my Jack Warwick series of thrillers, I started to see ways in which I could create more efficiently. I formed a 3-stage process, and during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, I put together the outline of an online course which could help other authors.

My series of Cosy Crime novels, "The Body" series, were written following this process. Stories were created, manuscripts written and books self-published following the Efficient Novelist Programme.

I currently reside with my partner, fellow author Anita Belli, in the North of Essex.


Twitter: @AuthorGerald
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/U ClqANw2VPMRsWCtF3MNebig/
Co-host on the Literary Roadhouse (literary short story discussion): https://www.literaryroadhouse.com

Co-owner of Writer support services: http://writer.support


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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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