What we're about

Ready-Set-Write! is a meeting of motivated writers who simply want to shut up and write. Normally, we meet weekly at our home at a cool Paris co-working café. But these are unusual times. So since 2020 our home has been Zoom, where writers join us from 5 continents a few times a week, and at Unicorners co-working café when we're not in lockdown.

What we do: Arrive, say hi, chat a bit, then shut up and write! Each person works on their own writing project for 45 minutes, then take a 15-minute break (x3).

What we are: A friendly and informal atmosphere for writers who want to shut up and write. We write. That's it!

What we are NOT: A forum for critiquing or sharing each other's work. For a feedback-based or training group, there are other wonderful writing groups who do just that.

Finally, given the number of solicitations we receive, Ready-Set-Write does not endorse or promote other Meetup groups or entities. Thank you for your understanding.

FAQ’s

Q: What if I don’t speak English (or French or another language)? A: Worry not. This is your writing project, so write in whichever language you prefer. Our Hosts speak English and French (some better than others!).

Q: What if I am going to be late joining you? A: We may already be in session. In that case, when you enter, mute the sound, and wait for the host's oh-so-gentle "break time" announcement.

Q: What if I can only write for 2 hours and need to leave? A: No worry. Stay as long as you like.

Q: What if I need to cancel? A: Please cancel ASAP prior to the group, so we can move people from the wait list (if there is one).

Q: What is your policy on no-shows? A: We have a simple three strike policy. Members with three no-shows or last-minute cancellations within 3 months will be removed from our group. Sorry.

Upcoming events (4+)

Ready-Set-Write goes Zoom! Thursday evening virtual session

Online event

Inspired by the night?
Kickstarting your writing routine?
Committed to a writing project, old or new?

Then join us for a session this Thursday evening!

Infuse your book, blog, short story, script, or thesis with
the energy of the night. We share 2 virtual hours of writing. Then
perhaps add a 3rd hour for souls super-motivated. Or simply still awake.

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Inspiré par la nuit ?
Lancer votre routine d'écriture?
Engagé dans un projet d'écriture ancien ou nouveau ?

Alors rejoignez-nous pour une séance jeudi soir !

Infusez votre livre, blog, nouvelle, scénario, article ou thèse
avec l'énergie de la nuit. Nous partagerons 2 heures virtuelles d'écriture. Et peut-être, juste peut-être, ajouter une 3ème heure pour les âmes super-motivées. Ou simplement réveillées.

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HOW READY-SET-WRITE! WORKS ...
* IMPORTANT: set your Meetup controls to receive emails from us.
For security, we email the Zoom login before each session: no email, no access to the group.
* We gather on Zoom, chat for a few minutes, introduce ourselves and our writing goal for the session. Then ...
* We Write! (okay, first we mute our mics, and cut the camera)
* After 45-ish minutes the host calls for a break, and we Zoom chat for 15 minutes. x2.

HOW ZOOM ACCESS WORKS ...
• A few hours before the session starts, registered attendees receive an email via Meetup, featuring login info including meeting code and password.
• Join us at the start time by clicking on the link below "Online Event" (visible only to registrants). Then enter the emailed password. And voila ... you're with us!
• If you don’t already have it, download Zoom before the session: https://zoom.us/download

And that’s it!

FAQ’s
Q: I’m looking for a group where I can get feedback on my writing ... is this such a group? A: Nope! We’re all about writing. For a feedback-based group, there are other wonderful writing groups in Paris who do just that.
Q: Si je n'écris ou ne parle bien l'anglais (ou un autre langue)? A: Pas de soucis / Worry not. It's your writing project, so write in whichever language you prefer. Our hosts speak English and French (some better than others!).
Q: What if I am going to be late joining you? A: We may already be in session. In that case, when you enter, mute the sound, and wait for the host's oh-so-gentle "break time" announcement.
Q: What if I need to cancel? A: Please cancel ASAP prior to the group, so we can move people from the wait list (if there is one).
Q: What is your policy on no-shows and cancellations? A: We have a simple 3-strike policy. Members with 3 no-shows or last-minute cancellations recorded within 3 months will be removed from our group.

Thanks for joining us!

Ready-Set-Write! (Saturday live-and-in-person)

Unicorners café coworking

Join wordsmiths from all corners of this round globe in our comfortable writing home IN-PERSON at Unicorners Co-working Café! That means creative coffees, yummy snacks, and a writing space that isn't your apartment ⭐️

For three inspired hours, we each will work on our own writing project in a supportive setting with our writer colleagues. Join us!

BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE NOTE...
* Please register only if you will join us in-person.
* Unicorners NOW REQUIRES people to wear masks, EVEN WHILE SEATED. Please respect this policy while writing, chatting during breaks ... everything except when consuming food or beverages.

ABOUT THE GROUP...
Ready Set Write! is a regular meeting of motivated writers who want to grab a coffee, then shut up and write!

What it's not: A forum for sharing and critiquing each other's work. There are other wonderful groups in Paris that do just that.

What it is: An opportunity for writers to get together and do short, intense bursts of writing on their own projects in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We write for 45-ish minutes, take a 15 minute break, rinse & repeat.

We'll meet at Unicorners coworking café, located near Centre Pompidou. You pay for the time you spend, and have access to coffee, tea, and wifi, with some snack options. Check out the space here: http://www.unicorners.fr

Unicorners charges €5 per hour, and writers get an additional 15% discount. You can also stay longer for a €20 maximum for the day.

*Please update your RSVP if you can no longer come to a session!

Ready-Set-Write Lazy Sunday edition (In-Person)

Unicorners café coworking

Join wordsmiths from all corners of this round globe in our comfortable writing home at Unicorners Co-working Café! That means creative coffees, yummy snacks, and a writing space that isn't your apartment ⭐️

For three inspired hours, we each will work on our own writing project in a supportive setting with our fellow writer colleagues. Join us!

BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE NOTE...
* Please register only if you will join us in-person.
* Unicorners now requires attendees to continue wearing masks EVEN WHILE SEATED. We ask you to respect this policy while writing, chatting during breaks...

ABOUT THE GROUP...
Ready Set Write! is a regular meeting of motivated writers who want to grab a coffee, then shut up and write!

What it's not: A forum for sharing and critiquing each other's work. There are other wonderful groups in Paris that do just that.

What it is: An opportunity for writers to get together and do short, intense bursts of writing on their own projects in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We write for 45-ish minutes, take a 15 minute break, rinse & repeat.

We'll meet at Unicorners co-working café, located near Centre Pompidou. You pay for the time you spend, and have access to coffee, tea, and wifi, with some snack options. Check out the space here: http://www.unicorners.fr

Unicorners charges €5 per hour, and writers get an additional 15% discount. You can also stay longer for a €20 maximum for the day.

*Please update your RSVP if you can no longer come to a session!

Ready-Set-Write Lazy Sunday edition (In-Person)

Unicorners café coworking

Join wordsmiths from all corners of this round globe in our comfortable writing home at Unicorners Co-working Café! That means creative coffees, yummy snacks, and a writing space that isn't your apartment ⭐️

For three inspired hours, we each will work on our own writing project in a supportive setting with our fellow writer colleagues. Join us!

BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE NOTE...
* Please register only if you will join us in-person.
* Unicorners now requires attendees to continue wearing masks EVEN WHILE SEATED. We ask you to respect this policy while writing, chatting during breaks...

ABOUT THE GROUP...
Ready Set Write! is a regular meeting of motivated writers who want to grab a coffee, then shut up and write!

What it's not: A forum for sharing and critiquing each other's work. There are other wonderful groups in Paris that do just that.

What it is: An opportunity for writers to get together and do short, intense bursts of writing on their own projects in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We write for 45-ish minutes, take a 15 minute break, rinse & repeat.

We'll meet at Unicorners co-working café, located near Centre Pompidou. You pay for the time you spend, and have access to coffee, tea, and wifi, with some snack options. Check out the space here: http://www.unicorners.fr

Unicorners charges €5 per hour, and writers get an additional 15% discount. You can also stay longer for a €20 maximum for the day.

*Please update your RSVP if you can no longer come to a session!

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Ready-Set-Write Lazy Sunday edition (In-Person)

Unicorners café coworking

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