Shut Up and 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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    Arley Arley­ commented on Shut Up & Write! East Bay Marathon
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    Arley

    "Really looking forward to this meeting - it will be my last for a while! Between BayCon, Nebulas, Critique groups and the Odyssey Workshop, I'll be absent till late July...! So feeling slightly sad/ bittersweet­...."

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    Janey Skinner

    "I can't be there the whole time but I'll come for what I can."

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    Lee

    "Even though we didn't­ talk in detail about projects, just gathering with like-minded­ people provided me with head adjustment I needed to power through some long-overdu­e decisions about a scene - and propelled me into deeper research in a surprising d..."

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    Lee Lee­ joined
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    Lee
    "Hi, I'm finally getting to the age when the postponed and forgotten passions that drove me earlier in life are resurfacing and demanding attention. ;)"
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    Mag Dimond

    "It felt great to sit in the window of the cafe and write away... Being part of a very old tradition indeed. I felt that once I had the concentrati­on in the midst of everything,­ I got some good work done."

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    Lauren Platt Lauren Platt joined
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    Lauren Platt
    "English/Anthro Double BA from Berkeley. I'm interested in everything."
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    Tina R

    "Could definitely use a change of scenery. Looking forward to getting some much needed writing done!"

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    Zai Zai­ joined
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    Zai
    "I am Jai Apte. I studied English, French literature and Cinema in India and in France. I write fiction as well as non-fiction. I will start my phD this fall."
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    Heather Heather­ commented on Shut Up & Write! East Bay Marathon
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    Heather

    "Okay. See you next week, Eugene!"

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    Tina R Tina R joined
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    Tina R
    "Social Psychology/Crim­inology major @ USF. I've been writing most of my life; short stories & poetry. My recent work involves research in my current fields of study. Looking forward to meeting other writers with similar interests."
 

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