The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker has taken out the RWNZ Overall Winner of Excellence Award for 2020 at the AGM on Saturday 22 August 2020. See all the winners here......Read More
“Get out of my dreams, get into my book” is all about dreaming big – big stories, and big careers. As a writer, you pour your own dreams into your books, and the words you write entertain and inspire readers to pursue their own dreams.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 6-8 August 2021, Waipuna Hotel, Auckland...Read More
The Daphne Clair de Jong First Kiss Contest is named for long time RWNZ member Daphne Clair de Jong. The contest is for a First Kiss scene of 1500 words, by computer count, including any chapter headings or section divisions, etc. PLUS a 250 word introduction of the scene. Both pieces will be judged....Read More
If you enjoy reading romance novels across all genres, and are happy to judge in the Koru Award then please sign up (readers only)....Read More
Home of the Heart by Adrienne Smith has won the Best First Book in the Koru 2020 at the AGM on Saturday 22 August 2020. Adrienne was also a finalist in the Long category. See all the winners here......Read More
After working in corporate environments for a number of years, I had a germ of an idea to embark on a romance writing career. I joined RWNZ and with the support of its members and by attending conferences and workshops, I finished my first manuscript in 2009 and publication followed in 2010. Since then I have published a number of books both traditionally and self published. I love romance writing and reading as well as talking about it with other members.
- Bronwen Evans
Open to both published and unpublished writers. First three chapters (up to no more than 5000 words).
RWNZ has something to offer writers at any stage of their career. Benefits include monthly newsletter, workshops, regional meetings.
The Romance Writers of New Zealand 2020 Annual Conference has been postponed until 2021.
We are a non-profit organisation founded to support and develop writers.
The finalists for the 2020 Ngaios (in both the Best Novel and Best First Novel categories) will be announced later this year, with the authors celebrated and the winners revealed at a special event at the WORD Christchurch Festival to be held from 29 October to 1 November 2020.
Her courses are focused on the CRAFT of writing and can be done as self learning by downloading each lesson and completing the exercises.