Shut Up and Write Silicon Valley (San Jose)

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3:15-4:15: Shut Up and Write

4:15: Stay and write some more or leave when you'd like

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  • Mark N.

    HOW TO WRITE GOOD
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    01.) Avoid alliteration. Always.
    02.) Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
    03.) Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
    04.) Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
    05.) One should never generalize.
    06.) Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
    07.) Be more or less specific.
    08.) Sentence fragments? Eliminate.
    09.) Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
    10.) Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
    11.) Who needs rhetorical questions?

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Rebecca

      Everything in moderation.

      August 3, 2013

    • Mark N.

      Lots of moderation, the more the better.

      August 3, 2013

  • Mark N.

    Good times, per usual.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Running a little late. Will be there at 3:10'ish hopefully. You can start the party without me.

    August 3, 2013

  • Elin B.

    We'll be late!

    August 3, 2013

  • Victor

    I'm back, so I'll be there.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Victor

    I'm back, so I'll be there.

    August 3, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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