Shut Up & Write! Meetup is a venue for writers to work in the company of other writers on a regular basis. Writing, whether approached as a profession or as an avocation, is an isolating activity. We provide this forum, writing resources and meeting times as a method of developing a community of creative people. We welcome people who are serious about ‘writing down the bones’ and are looking for the companionship of other writers.

Meetup Format
Making the time to write one hour per week is an empowering and ultimately rewarding experience but it needs to serve as the foundation of your daily discipline. If you RSVP that you are coming, then please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the Meetup. The facilitator will lead introductions and then the group will write for an hour. There will then be 15-30 minutes of social time to get to know each other and possibly discuss personal writing successes such as getting published or overcoming writing resistance in some small way. No critiquing, exercises, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty.

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
Gloria Steinem

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    "A hardworking­ group tonight - we had to stop writing to introduce ourselves to start writing. lolz AND I got some good writing done on my novel."

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    Justin J Witte
    "I wanted to be a writer when I was in high school, and I just got a poem published recently that I wrote when I was fifteen."
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    Alaina Murphy
    "Hi! I am brand new in San Francisco and "the real world" - Harvard '14. Writing has always been my clutch and my trusted friend."
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    Douglas
    "I write fiction, but just don't find the time. I hope this type of focus helps me concentrate on my writing."
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    RachelB
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