Plan, Write, and Publish your novel with the guidance of an experienced developmental editor

Elle Carter Neal


I’m Elle Carter Neal, and I’ve edited over two million words in the course of nearly fifteen years in this industry. I’ve also published five books of my own so far, and I’ve been a ghostwriter on numerous projects. I completed one of my manuscripts from start to finish while pregnant with my second child, and with a two-year-old in tow. And I have worked on complex editing jobs while holding and soothing a baby with chronic reflux.

I know first hand the difficulties you face trying to juggle your creative ideas with the demands of everyday life.

I have a wealth of strategies to share with you that will make your writing project come together much more easily than going it alone. I’ve made tons of mistakes over the years and learnt a lot of what I know the hard way – I want you to be able to take a shortcut and save yourself time and money so that your book can begin to work for you as soon as possible.

Step 1

Plan your book

FictionElle Developmental Framework Template and Novel Planning Course

The Ultimate Tool for Planning Your Book
It’s like having a Developmental Editor in your pocket. Never get stuck on your story again!

Tap into twenty years of research and experience.
You will receive access to the same developmental framework template that I give all my editing clients who are writing fiction.

Developmental Framework Template Novel Planning

Self-Guided Course


✓ Plan and develop your novel quickly and easily as you work from a proven comprehensive developmental framework. 

✓ Work at your own pace. Dip in and out of the course whenever you need it.


✓ A video walkthrough of the template and exactly how to use it to its full potential, including advice on story structure and the strategies for achieving a balanced plot.

✓ And bonuses: Video examples of popular genre stories broken down against this template.

Ultimate Writing Accountability and Support Programme

AU$97 per month

✓ Work with your editor to develop your writing strategy for your unique skill-set and situation (Valued at AU$250!)

Submit your work to your editor* a chapter at a time so that we can identify and fix structural issues as they arise! (Valued at over AU$2000 if you were to seek developmental editing after completing a draft)

✓ Weekly assessment of your progress and help to stay the course. Brainstorm with your editor and ask questions whenever you’re stuck. (Valued at over AU$1500!)

✓ The faster you write, the less it costs you! 

✓ Templates and trackers to make your writing a breeze.

✓ Easily pause or stop your subscription to the accountability programme at any time you need. 

*Line editing not included.

Writing Templates and Trackers
Self-Guided Option


✓ Work out your writing strategy and schedule. 

✓ General tips and advice to get you going.

✓ Templates and trackers to make your writing a breeze.

🛈 Recommended: Access to the Developmental Framework Template, even if you don’t wish to plan your novel before writing.

Step 3
Edit your book

Have your manuscript edited

Access line editing of your manuscript at a discount if you’ve completed Steps 1 and 2 with the assistance of your developmental editor.

Step 4

Choose your publication pathway

Advice and guidance as you navigate either Traditional or Self-Publishing

Step 5

Launch your book and find readers

Brainstorm ideas for your launch plan and marketing strategy

The Fully Booked Author Programme


Fully Booked is revolutionary.

It’s a multi-part course, designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills to make publishing a part of your business. It’s your investment in yourself.

It is NOT a “done-for-you” service, where you can end up forking out thousands each time you have a book to publish. Learn the process once, and apply it again and again. Discover what you enjoy doing yourself, and what you prefer to outsource.

Best of all, Fully Booked is compatible with both traditional and self-publishing options.

There are no other course packages like Fully Booked.

Start where you are in your publishing journey.

Other courses will herd you along a set pathway, where you have to complete each module in turn before moving on to the next. Fully Booked takes you on an interactive journey.

With Fully Booked, there is no waiting for “modules” to unlock. You can even choose to select and pay for only the stages you need to learn, when you’re ready to start studying – a really budget-friendly option.


Fully Booked is complete.

You can learn to implement every step of the publishing process. Unlike other courses that only cover one or two parts, you’re not left in the lurch having to go back to Google to work out the next steps.


The complete Fully Booked system is still in development, but you’ll have the option to join as a Legacy Student by signing up for the FictionElle Developmental Framework Planning Template and Course. Get extra perks, discounts, and bonuses as a Legacy Student!

Yes! I need this!

Testimonials from editing clients and students

“I can’t believe how helpful it is to have my work picked apart the way you’ve done it. What I learned from your coaching was just as valuable as the hundreds of dollars I spent on “How-To” books on writing.

“It’s one thing to review the examples from real world examples of literature in those books, but it’s entirely different and much more helpful to have the weaknesses of my own writing shown to me. I’m really glad I chose to use your service.”

Paul Perron ~

Key by Kylie Leane“Without my editor I would never have come this far. This story would not be what it is without the marvelous input and amazing work of Elle Neal. I am so grateful for her insights and wise reflections. I once feared my dyslexia, but thanks to Elle that fear crumbled. She made me believe that I am capable of great things.  Thanks so, so much for the time you gave me, and the gift of your skills.”

Kylie Leane, author of The Chronicles of the Children series ~

The Lost Explorer by Michael Woods“I am immensely grateful to you for the good, solid advice you have given. You understood perfectly the problem I’m having… I’m considering all the possibilities you suggested.

“Your comments concerning the prologue are spot on and easily put right; yet I would never, never have seen it had you not pointed it out. Thanks.

“Your ability to isolate the pivotal points of the novel and show how they can be improved is nothing short of astonishing.”

~ Michael Woods, author of The Lost Explorer ~

Books I've edited

Covers of books edited by Elle Carter Neal

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I live, work, and Pay the Rent on land of which the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation are the traditional custodians.