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! Through regular goal-setting meetings, group feedback sessions, and one-to-one mentoring, we’ll 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.

The Novel Writers’ Club opens to new members just twice a year. We are next opening our doors in June, for the second half of 2021.

We would love to welcome you to the Novel Writers’ Club. Join us and achieve your writing goals!

Your membership includes:

  • Monthly goal-setting and accountability meetings with the Novel Writers’ Club (first Saturday of the month, online)
  • A writing mentor to support you through your novel-writing process (meeting online or in person)
  • Monthly feedback sessions with your Novel Writers’ group (Monday and/or Thursday evenings, online)
  • Fun writers’ social events (evenings/weekends, various Auckland locations)
  • Invitation to a free private Facebook group for Novel Writers’ Club members only

Six-month membership (July-December 2021): $350

Get on the waiting list and be the first to know when the Novel Writers’ Club opens to new members

Meet our tutors

Ellie Kivinen

Ellie is one of the directors of Writers’ Cafe Auckland. She coordinates the Novel Writers’ Club and teaches our creative writing course as well as many of our workshops. She writes contemporary and young adult fiction.

Paul M Clark

Paul is currently completing a PhD in creative writing and working on a historical novel. 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! She has a background in translation and editing. She is currently working on a novel set in Japan. Sharni’s work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Takahē magazine.

“The book that will most change your life is the book you write.”

Seth Godin