Shut Up and Write! - SF Marathon

Join other writers for a daylong marathon of focused writing! 10:00am - Introductions 10:15am - Write for one-and-a-half hours 11:45am - Lunch break and socializing 12:30pm - Write for one-and-a-half hours 02:00pm - Brief check-in and beverage/snack 02:30pm - Write for one-and-a-half hours 04:00pm - People can continue to work, chat, go to dinner together, or take off as they like. Jumpin' Java is open till 08:00pm. If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for some marathon sessions, up to 4.5 hours of focused writing! You're welcome to come for all three or even just one of the writing sessions in the marathon. It may just be "pipe-cleaning" for now, but you'll feel better showing up at the page. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. To keep all of us and the Jumpin' Java Cafe staff happy, here are a few guidelines for the Marathon meetup: 1) Please try to arrive a bit early to get a seat with the group, or at least on time or during a break time so as not to cause interruptions in the writing flow. We will try to sit together, but we may have to be flexible and gradually move closer together as other people leave. The best location to try for is the rear right side of the cafe. 2) When you arrive, locate me (Camo) and make sure to write down your name on the signup sheet (as you RSVP'd on meetup). 3) If you arrive for the morning session, please also write down on the lunch order sheet your name and lunch order chosen from the menu board at the cafe and hand it to me before we start the first writing session at 10:15am so that the cafe staff can have all of our lunches ready to go at 11:45am (typical items people forget to write on the lunch order are: a) drink, b) type of bread for sandwich, and c) type of cheese for sandwich). 4) Please occupy all the seats at the tables where meetup participants are located, i.e. don't go one person per table, or we will anger the rest of the cafe customers. 5) If you have a power strip or a few, please bring it/them! It will help us to make sure that everyone has a place to plug in. 6) During breaks, make sure to purchase something from the cafe if you can. That will cause them to want us to come back again and again. 7) If you can't make it, please un-RSVP at least a few days in advance if at all possible. Late RSVP changers have prevented eager writers from attending past overly subscribed Marathons!

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  • Jessica

    It was great! I LOVED not talking and actually getting lots of writing done! Yay!

    September 19, 2010

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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