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Shut Up and Write! Mission SF (Mission Creek Cafe/968 Valencia St)

Hey Everybody,

First, the reminders:

  1. We are set up in the back of the cafe behind the counter, near the bathroom. Look for the Meetup sign.
  2. Please check in with me when you arrive. Because we are in a public space with people who will not be there for the meetup, I won't know necessarily know you're there for Shut Up & Write.
  3. This is a one hour session of focused, productive writing. No one will look at what you've written when the meetup is over.

Here's how it works.

  • 6:40 pm - brief introductions ("My name is Cindy and I'm writing a ____").
  • I'll set the timer and we'll write for an hour.
  • 7:40 pm - the timer goes off, the writing session is over.

People can continue to work, chat, or take off as they like. Mission Creek Cafe is open until 9 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The music and other patrons of the coffee shop who are not there for the meetup are occasionally distracting for some so bring your iPod or similar device if you need to block out distraction! There are plenty of electrical outlets, so no worries about making sure your laptop battery is fully charged. AND: Parking can be challenging, so use public transit if possible or leave plenty of time to find a spot; there's more parking south of Valencia if you don't mind walking a few blocks.

I look forward to seeing you all this Wednesday for another productive session.


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  • Deirdre C. D.

    It was great to see everyone last week. I'm sorry that I'm not going to be able to make it tonight (03/27/13), but I look forward to writing with you next week.

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Cindy

      No problem. We had a low turnout tonight (3/27). There were BART problems and I was almost late getting there. Hope to see you next week!

      March 27, 2013

  • Cindy

    Folks, I'm thinking of changing the venue. The bug situation is really starting to bother me. Let me know what you think of this idea and if you have suggestions. I still want to keep it in the Mission on Valencia since that location seems to work really well.

    1 · March 22, 2013

    • Deirdre C. D.

      I'd be fine with that. I haven't really noticed bugs, but I was acutely aware of the cigarette smoke trailing in the window on at least three occasions.

      March 22, 2013

    • CP W.

      Another place I like to go is Ritual, just a few blocks south.

      March 22, 2013

  • CP W.

    I frequently do drafting at Four Barrel Coffee

    Drawback––they close at 8p.

    March 22, 2013

  • CP W.

    A good stopover tonight between coffee dinner and a movie. And a very decent word count. What a day :)

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Cherry

    Would be my first writing-themed MeetUp.

    March 19, 2013

  • Joel K.

    Hi! I'm visiting the area and would love some time to write.

    March 18, 2013

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