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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    "My name is Waqar Ahmed. I transplanted to the Bay Area via Pakistan-Kuwait­-Saudi-NYC-Moro­cco. After spending four years writing a "practice"­ novel, I'm hoping to finish a less "practice-­y" second novel very soon."
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    "Songwriting and storytelling. It's a struggle for me to make a commitment to sit down and write. Being in the company of others who are doing the same thing will provide inspiration."
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    "Been under the weather the last couple of days. Planning to go and hang in for as long as I can. Let's get words down!"

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    "I am an old fart who simply likes to write. Daily writing practice is what I do some timed writing but usually just sit down and write."
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    "Hi I'm David, I think I'm a writer but I never write. Time to do something about that"
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    "I am Ilan Sarbac from Paris, French and I live in San Francisco since one year. I always had a passion for Art in general. I admire those go very far in their projects whatever the field is (Art or Business)."

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