Introducing the 

Ninja Writers Club

Hi! I’m Shaunta Grimes.

My novels have been published by Penguin and MacMillan. I’m one of Medium’s top-earning writers.
And I created Ninja Writers, one of the most amazing writing communities on the Internet.
I believe that a good story, well told, can change the world.
And I am passionate about helping you become the kind of writer you want to be.

The Ninja Writers Club is an online writing school and community.

It's full of incredibly talented writers who are taking on the world, one story at a time.

It's not for everyone, but if it is for you, then I want to do everything I can to make sure you have the chance to join us and that you get the most out of your membership.

"As a new writer to Medium, I felt overwhelmed. Despite using the site’s online tutorials, my essays weren’t performing. I knew something was wrong. 

I was also writing a memoir and had just hired a national level coach to help me with the first draft. Her advice was wonderful, but expensive. 

On a whim, I decided to join Ninja Writer’s Club and signed up for the General Fiction workshop. I was blown away. There I received the same high-caliber feedback as my coach for a fraction of the cost. 

Since becoming an active member of this club, my Medium following has grown over 2000% in eight months; my income has seen a similar hike. I’ve started an email subscriber list that went from non-existent and has grown to over 500 followers. I’ve finished the first draft of my memoir with plans to pitch it to agents later this year. 

Joining Ninja Writers has been one of the best decisions I have made for my career. Shaunta and her team have become my biggest cheerleaders, which has enabled me to step out boldly into this new identity. This group of fantastic people has given me the confidence to believe in myself. To see myself as a writer. It has changed my life."

Kerry McAvoy, Ninja Writer Since Nov. 2019

The Ninja Writers Club 

Consists of Four Tracks

Your membership gives you access to everything 
included in the following tracks and more:

The Working Writer Track

This Working Writer Track runs from January through December.

We go through a year-long course that meets once a week where we plan our writing businesses, learn about email list building, set big goals, and (most importantly) encourage each other to reach them.

Courses included in this track:

Working Writer Program Calls: 

Sundays at 12pm EST. 

In this weekly live class you’ll work on creating careers as writers and writing business plans in real time.
This program is about helping you to figure out what being a Working Writer means to you.

Business of Writing with Keith

Every other Saturday at 3pm EST.

Keith Grimes is a tax preparer and business consultant. Every other Saturday he comes by to answer questions on these
topics for Ninja Writers. We’ve developed a class designed to help you start your own business.

The Fiction Track

This Fiction Track runs from July through June every year.

This is the track for you if your goal is to write a novel. 

Courses included in this track:


Sundays at 3pm EST
Come write a novel with us in the Ninja Write-a-Long, our fiction co-working call. In July we restart for the year!
Throughout the year we’ll take you through testing your story idea, plotting your idea, and writing your novel.

Fiction Co-Working Call:

Tuesdays at 6pm EST

The Fiction Co-working Call is where you can come get feedback on your fiction writing. 
You might read a few pages or get help with a plot point that’s giving you trouble.
Fellow Ninja Writer Juneta Key hosts this call and is a wonderful developmental editor.

The Income Streams Track

The Income Streams Track runs from October through November. 

Classes in this track focus on helping you learn to earn a living as a writer. 
You'll have access to weekly Freelance and Blogging Co-Working Calls.

Courses included in this track:

Freelance Co-Working Call: 

Wednesdays at 8pm EST

Fellow Ninja Writer Meg Stewart hosts this call to answer your questions about
freelance writing and workshop your ideas with you.

Blogging Co-Working Calls:

Mondays at 8pm EST

Every week Shaunta Grimes hosts a call where you can talk about blogging. 
In this call Ninja Writers share blog posts for feedback from the group.
Shaunta is there to answer questions and offer support.

Upcoming Tracks

We're adding in a Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction Track in 2021 
that will run from April through March.

In October, November, and December 2020 we’re introducing a NaNoWriMo mini-track.

Extra Perks

Alongside your chosen tracks, you’ll also have access to the following extra perks:

Write-in Saloon:

Wednesdays at 11am EST
Fridays at 7pm EST
Saturday at 11am EST
Sundays at 5:30pm EST

The Write-in Saloon is composed of Ninja Writer lead write-ins via open Zoom rooms where you can come and work quietly. This also a great space to come if you have a case of writer’s block and need to work through an idea with someone on our team. The chat box is open and actively monitored by the leader for that session.

Basic Tech Call:

Tuesdays at 8pm EST

Fellow Ninja Writer Meg Stewart hosts this call every Tuesday night to answer all of your basic tech questions (about blogging, using writing software, email list building, etc.) No question is too small!

Ninja Writers Publication:

As a member of the Ninja Writers Club you’ll have the ability to submit drafts to the Ninja Writers Publication on Medium. This publication belongs to our members who receive guidance in editing their posts from the Ninja Writers team to ensure member success.

"Ninja Writers has created a safe platform for writers to share ideas and to have our voices heard. The classes encouraged me to write more consistently and to set goals. I also receive tips about how to write more clearly and professionally. As a result, I have received more writing success; more of my articles are selected for curation. And after receiving feedback, I was able to complete and edit my novel. I am so excited about my future! Thank you, Ninja Writers!"

Vanessa Robinson, Ninja Writer Since October 2019

Is the Club for you?

The Ninja Writers Club is for people who are ready to take their writing to the next level.

It's for you if you've been told your whole life that you're a good writer, 
but you've never known what to do with that.

It's for you if you've always wanted to be a writer, 
but you've never been able to actually finish a book or figure out how to get paid.

It's for you if you've won NaNoWriMo year-after-year, and now you want to do more.

It's for you if you want a writing career.

It might not be a good fit if you don't have time to devote to writing right now or
if you aren't really looking for a seriously incredible writing community.
Only you can decide.

"The community that Shaunta has gathered from her Ninja Writers is everything to an inexperienced writer just starting out. The friends I have met by posting my prompts are amazing. Without their daily encouragement, I don't know where I would be."

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’m a brand new writer?

The Ninja Writers Club is designed with beginning writers in mind. You’ll start where you are and (this is the cool part) get better. My goal is to help you finish writing your first book. Because once you’ve done that, you’ll have something to work with.

What if I can’t make it to the live chats?

Don’t worry! I’ll record them and post the replay for you.

Can you tell me more about the Buddy Program?

Of all the things we’ve done over the last three years, this has been one of the most successful. Twice a year, in July and January, we’ll send every member of the club a form where they can tell us what genre they write in, how much experience they have, and what they are looking for in a partner. Then we’ll hand match every club member who wants one with a buddy to work with on accountability and critique.

I already have a ton of Ninja Writers stuff. Do I really need this?

Well. That depends. Are you using it? 
Do you need help and support figuring out how to actually write your book?
Are you ready to go from really wanting to be a writer, to actually writing?
Then, yes. I think you do need this. I’m confident it will help you.

I do NaNoWriMo every year.

Is the Ninja Writers Club a good fit for me?

Absolutely. In fact, when I think about an avatar for a Ninja Writers Club member, I imagine someone who has won NANOWRIMO at least once, and now that they know they can write a novel, they’re ready to slow down and learn how to write well.
Many Ninjas participate in NANOWRIMO every year.

Ninja Writers will sponsor the 2020 NaNoWriMo season and we’re so excited!

Should I spend money if I’m not making money as a writer yet?

This question comes up so often. Here’s how I see it: it makes sense to spend a little money on the effort to learn. Many, many people do what I did and go deep in debt for accredited university programs.

Ninja Writers Club gives you access to powerful tools to help you learn to be the kind of writer you want to be, without breaking the bank.

What if I am unhappy with the Ninja Writers Club?

We would never want you to be unhappy! 

If you are unsatisfied with your membership, 
contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

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Course Curriculum

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  The Writer Binder
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  How to Become a Writer
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