New Meetup: Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write! Meetup *Genuine Joe Coffeehouse*

From: Suzanne L.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:10 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write!!

What: Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write! Meetup *Genuine Joe Coffeehouse*

When: Tuesday, July 27,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Genuine Joe Coffee Shop
2001 W. Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

The Format:

6:30 to 7:00 (The "Sit Down" part): The first thirty minutes is reserved for introductions, chit-chat, purchasing food and drink, skimming writing books, etc.

7:00 to 8:00 (The "Shut Up, and Write" part): We start PROMPTLY at 7:00 and write for one hour.

8:00: After the hour has concluded you can continue writing, leave, talk, or do whatever trips your trigger. Please don't disturb those still working. Likewise, please don't give others the stink-eye if they are talking amongst themselves. Just be considerate and everything should be fine.

Genuine Joe closes at 11:00.

The Fees:

There is no fee to attend. But in exchange for the private meeting room, we are expected make food and drink purchases totaling $37.50. When you pay, please tell the barista that you are with our Meetup group so that your purchases can tallied onto our account.

The Rules:

We won't go so far as to gag you and chain you to your laptop, but during the writing hour, talking is not allowed.

Reading and surfing the web is also a no-no unless it's just for quick reference checks. Any lengthy researching should come AFTER the hour is up.

This is NOT critique group. If you want to swap manuscripts with someone and garner some feedback, great! But make those arrangements BEFORE or AFTER the writing hour.

Please do not bring children or pets. Best to leave Junior and Fido at home so everyone can work relatively distraction-free.

Please RSVP if you are coming and un-RSVP if you are unable to make it!

Finally, if you are late, and we have already begun writing, just sit down, shut up, and start! There is no need to apologize or explain.

So that's it. No more excuses. No more procrastination. Fire up your laptops and sharpen your pencils. Then join us to sit down, shut up, and write!

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