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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    "Hello, I'm currently living in SF, in the twin peaks area. I moved here with my fiancee a few years ago from Brooklyn, NY. I'm a visual artist, trained as an illustrator, and I work in various media like porcelain, stone, metal, and paint."
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    "I am a writer and editor. I write short stories. Most recently I have written a novel. I am working on a second novel and editing my first. I write every day for two hours in the morning. Writing has become a need for me, like water."

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