Well-Written is a Wellington (NZ) based writing collective. We started in 2017 as a online Facebook group before establishing monthly meet-ups and workshops in Wellington City.
We write for wellness and positive emotional health. We share ideas, we encourage creativity, and we inspire ourselves and others.
We believe that every individual is better off with the support of a village; a group of like-minded people who work together to help, support and heal each other, as well as guiding individuals towards the tools they need to help heal themselves.
We hope that this group can be a safe, encouraging and welcoming space for all creative writers in New Zealand, regardless of where they are in their writing journey, and however often or how infrequently they may write. You can choose to share as much or as little as you are comfortable with. You can write and publish daily, or watch from the edges – wherever you feel safe.
Becoming a writer begins with a simple but important belief: You are already a writer; you just need to write.
Never doubt yourself. You will not be judged here. There are no “rules” of perfect writing: we can write to feel good; to explore our feelings; to reflect on our emotions; to exorcise negative thoughts; or simply to grow and bloom.
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”