What if I’m new to novel-writing? Can I still join?
You are absolutely welcome at the Novel Writers’ Club! Our members include both novice and experienced writers, and as a newbie you’ll benefit from the friendly advice and insight of those who have already been writing for some time. We recommend you sign up for a mentored membership, because this will give you access to our online creative writing course, as well as regular one-to-one chats with a friendly mentor who can help guide you in those early stages on your writing journey.
Do I need to be based in Auckland?
Nope! Our meetings – with the exception of social meetups – are fully online, so you can join us from anywhere in New Zealand (or even further afield, time differences permitting).
I’d love to join, but I’m writing non-fiction/creative non-fiction/short stories, rather than a novel. Will I feel out of place?
While the majority of our members are working on novels, there’s such variety and diversity among our projects that you won’t feel like the odd one out! Even if you are working on something that doesn’t fit the definition of a novel, you’ll still benefit from the discussions at the feedback sessions. If you are considering a mentored membership, we would recommend getting in contact and telling us a little bit about your writing project, so we can discuss whether the additional resources offered through the mentored membership will be useful to you. It may be that a standard (non-mentored) membership offers better value.
What if I change my mind? Can I cancel my membership?
We only have 12 spaces available in the Novel Writers’ Club, so we do want you to commit to your membership – the peer-to-peer interaction is very valuable to all our writers, and our 6-person group size helps to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the feedback sessions. If you do chance your mind and cancel your membership before our first group meeting on 7 February, we can offer you a 50% refund. After the meetings start, no refunds are available.
I have another question!
Feel free to email us and we’ll be happy to help.