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Are your sights set on being a best-selling author?  Do you need courage to get that manuscript out of the drawer?  Do you want to improve your writing?  Or learn how to market yourself and your work?  Maybe you simply enjoy writing for your own pleasure and socialising with others who love romance.

Whatever your ambitions, wherever you are in your career, Romance Writers of New Zealand can give you motivation, a positive, encouraging environment, and practical help with all aspects of writing and publishing.

RWNZ is an incorporated society in an active, supportive community, and our 250+ members are incredibly generous with their experience and knowledge.  Sharing what works -and what doesn’t – is especially important in an industry as fluid as publishing.

Many of us who started out as unpublished ‘newbies’ are now international successes.  Some of our members are unpublished (or – as we like to call it – “not-yet-published”).  Some are traditionally published.  Some are self-published.  Some are hybrid – writing for a traditional publisher while self-publishing at the same time!  And we write in every romance sub-genre, from contemporary romance to paranormal fantasy.

Meet on the second Saturday of every month at 2pm at the National Party Office, corner of Waimea & Quarantine Roads, Nelson.  New members always welcome.  If you are not an RWNZ member already, you are welcome to attend a meeting before deciding to join.  At our meetings we catch up with and encourage each other’s work, do some writing exercises, critiquing, listen to invited speakers or sometimes watch romantic films together.  Tea/coffee & cake is always offered for a gold coin.

Spark your dreams.  Fan your passion.  Ignite your story.


National Party Office
Corner of Waimea and Quarantine Roads


(03) 548 5561


Annika Ohlson-Smith
[email protected]

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Meet on the second Saturday of every month 2pm at the National Party Office, corner of Waimea and Quarantine Roads, Nelson

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