Novel Writers’ Club

Complete that novel!

Do you have an idea for a novel, but actually writing it feels like a daunting task? Or have you started a novel, but life keeps getting in the way of finishing it? Maybe (like so many of us), you find writing an isolating pursuit and want to connect with other writers?

The Novel Writers’ Club can give you the motivation, accountability and support you need to get that novel written! Our helpful writing resources, group discussion and feedback sessions, and our friendly mentors will help you stay on track with your writing project. Most of our meetings are now online, so you can join us from anywhere in NZ.

Join us and achieve your writing goals!

We are currently upgrading the Novel Writers’ Club to give you an even better writing experience! All will be revealed in June 2022…

In the meantime, sign up for the waiting list to be the first to hear when doors open to new members.

Meet our tutors

Ellie Kivinen

Ellie coordinates the Novel Writers’ Club, and you’ll also find her as the tutor on our self-paced video course on creative writing, as well as teaching the occasional workshop. She writes contemporary and young adult fiction.

Paul M Clark

Paul teaches our creative writing courses. His first novel is due out in 2022, and his short stories and flash fiction have been published in various journals and collections, including Flash Fiction Magazine and Best of Auckland.

Sharni Wilson

Sharni works with us remotely, all the way from London! Sharni’s work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Takahē magazine, and she is currently working on a novel set in Japan.

What our members say

“The Novel Writers’ Club is a fantastic group of writers, led by mentors who are very passionate and supportive about writing. The monthly group meetings and critique sessions are powerfully motivating experiences. Through the feedback gained, support from other writers and accountability, my confidence in my writing has grown. An added benefit of the critique sessions is that I usually learn something from other writers’ work that I can apply to my own.”

– Kelly

“Writing a novel can be a long and lonely business. You can feel you’re walking in the dark, unsure if you’re going the right direction. What I like about the Novel Writers’ Club is the community, the ability to give and receive feedback and the constant reminders, hints, and signposts as to the right direction to go in. Importantly for me, it is a motivation to keep going. Giving me deadlines and events to work towards is a way to keep me on track with my goals.”

– Jo