If you don’t live in a university town, your NZSA branch meetings are held hours away, or writing festivals always seem to happen somewhere else, then you may feel frustrated in your attempts to move your writing career ahead or in finding activities to do with your writing group. That is where our online Writer Toolkit steps in.
From getting a new project started and completed to negotiating a contract, these online, self-paced learning modules will take writers through a year’s worth of learning about the craft and industry of writing. The Writer Toolkit will contain pre-recorded online content with
writing exercises or assignments which you can work though at your own pace. The free workshop by Helen Lendorf which NZSA offered to members at the beginning of the year, is an example of the format we expect the Writer Toolkit to be offered in.
Writers are welcome to work through the learning at home, but we also encourage existing or new writing groups, hubs and cohorts to
work through it together. If you know only one other writer in town, grab them and sign up!
The Writer Toolkit will appeal to unpublished and emerging writers, along with established writers who may be feeling overwhelmed by the many changes the publishing industry has undergone in the last decade. There will be ten modules and full participation in the Writer Toolkit will earn you a certificate of completion. However, many will benefit from completing just one or two in particular areas of interest.