St. custard’s college

Academy of Make-believe

Get ‘Gateway to Narnia’, my free, 10-part e-course on how to write your novel

Everything you need to write your first novel, including:


  • The most vital skill of all: How not to give up
  • A  great writing tip from the painter Rembrandt
  • The secret no one ever mentions: what is reading
  • Five ways to make your reader suffer and why it’s important that you do.
  • How to use the miracle of ‘Thisness’.
  • How to glue the reader to the page.
  • The secret sauce for creating a page-turner.
  • How to add meaning.
  • Everything you need to know about writing contained in a single word.

The Oxford Writer

Check out my new venture, a YouTube channel in which I teach you to write your novel using the most unlikely of writing implements, a round-Oxford bus ticket.

The ultimate online novel-writing course

Check out my flagship online novel-writing course and learn how to achieve the page-turning paradox. Which is to say, you write a novel so engrossing the reader races through it to the end but doesn’t want it to end.

Marvelously imaginative…You’ll weep and laugh on the same page. Wonderful


The Guardian

Surreal, absurd and very funny.


The Times

Pryce really is in a league of

his own


Time Out

Malcolm Pryce