What we're about

We create a space where writers can simply come and get work done with their peers. Manuscripts, screenplays, articles, theses, blogs, indecipherable scribbles, or even a finely crafted email, you just show up, chat a little bit, and then get down to business. Everyone in this group can nudge or shove themselves into gear as they see fit. In the end, it’s all about making the time to sit down, shut up, and write.

Upcoming events (5)

Just Write Fridays (online edition)

Civic Center Park+Newport Beach Central Library

We'll be meeting online to protect our health as well as our writing commitment! All you need is a web browser, whether on your computer or a phone or tablet. You can even dial in via phone if you like. All genres and stages of writing welcome! This group is for writers, students, and academics to come together for weekly focused writing in a group setting. Whether working on non-fiction, fiction, poetry, blogs, journaling, or professional writing, the writing process can benefit from focused “sit down, shut up, and put words on paper" sessions in a supportive group setting. This meeting consists of a series of timed writing sessions designed to help develop momentum in the writing process. This is not a critique group, but a supportive space to write. Our meetup location is the spacious Just Write Fridays conversation at Google Hangouts Meet. Instructions for connecting will be in the comments below, with details no later than 1pm Friday. Arrive between 1:30-2pm for introductions and goal sharing. At 2:00 pm, we begin our first writing session that lasts for fifty minutes. Then we take a break and do it again! Participants are encouraged to arrive on time and join both writing sessions, but the virtual door will always be open. You may join at any time and stay for as few or as many writing sessions as you like, depending on your availability and writing needs. SCHEDULE: Arrival/Chat/Goal Sharing 1:30-2:00 Writing session 1: 2:00-2:50 (50 min) Break (20 min) Writing session 2: 3:10-4:00 (50 min) Wrap-up/Break/(20 min) Option to continue writing in the room until 5pm. Notes: Our "Just Write" sessions are silent. If arriving during a writing session, please join "write" in. We will do introductions at the next break. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/hvk-amui-yrp Otherwise, to join by phone, dial [masked]‬ and enter this PIN:[masked]#‬ To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/hvk-amui-yrp?pin=5283909508091&hs=1

ONLINE EVENT -- "Zoom in," Sit Down Shut Up & Write

Online event

Our Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9180262486?pwd=M1hSVld4a2IwUHdWTXZiUFpOU05CQT09 Details: In the interest of public health, and following State and local mandates, this event has developed a Zoom based antibody that attaches to the COVID-19 obstacle and uses the obstacle as a creative adaptation, making something not only positive but better. No time/distance barriers remain. Welcome your writing friends to join from wherever they are in the world. Make your own snacks, coffee and tea. Play your own inspirational music in the muted background. Create you own creative space at home. Want audio to hear the clicking of keys from your writing pals. Okay, unmute. Endless options. As the world adapts day-to-day, so do we. Here's the present plan in mutation: Join us anytime in the 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. timeline. You'll be automatically entered. But, please know that promptly at 3:00, other than keys sounding like digital raindrops on a tin roof, we go silent until 4:00 p.m. It's smart to settle in at your screen, have your writing tools ready to go, and be in the waiting room 5 minutes before 2:30 start time so you have your Zoom camera and audio settings ready to go. I'll use screen share at 2:35 p.m. to start our Writing Master Class video [about 20 minutes duration]. At 3:00 we'll start our monkish creative adventures, ending at 4:00 p.m. I'll send out a chat 5-minute warning of our writing timeline ending. And . . . we'll no longer be rushed out of the Sootha coffee conference room. Hang around a while post-writing to share something about your writing if you like. Peace, safety, and productivity to all. Your host, Frank.

Just Write Fridays (online edition)

Civic Center Park+Newport Beach Central Library

We'll be meeting online to protect our health as well as our writing commitment! All you need is a web browser, whether on your computer or a phone or tablet. You can even dial in via phone if you like. All genres and stages of writing welcome! This group is for writers, students, and academics to come together for weekly focused writing in a group setting. Whether working on non-fiction, fiction, poetry, blogs, journaling, or professional writing, the writing process can benefit from focused “sit down, shut up, and put words on paper" sessions in a supportive group setting. This meeting consists of a series of timed writing sessions designed to help develop momentum in the writing process. This is not a critique group, but a supportive space to write. Our meetup location is the spacious Just Write Fridays conversation at Google Hangouts Meet. Instructions for connecting will be in the comments below, with details no later than 1pm Friday. Arrive between 1:30-2pm for introductions and goal sharing. At 2:00 pm, we begin our first writing session that lasts for fifty minutes. Then we take a break and do it again! Participants are encouraged to arrive on time and join both writing sessions, but the virtual door will always be open. You may join at any time and stay for as few or as many writing sessions as you like, depending on your availability and writing needs. SCHEDULE: Arrival/Chat/Goal Sharing 1:30-2:00 Writing session 1: 2:00-2:50 (50 min) Break (20 min) Writing session 2: 3:10-4:00 (50 min) Wrap-up/Break/(20 min) Option to continue writing in the room until 5pm. Notes: Our "Just Write" sessions are silent. If arriving during a writing session, please join "write" in. We will do introductions at the next break. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/hvk-amui-yrp Otherwise, to join by phone, dial [masked]‬ and enter this PIN:[masked]#‬ To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/hvk-amui-yrp?pin=5283909508091&hs=1

ONLINE EVENT -- "Zoom in," Sit Down Shut Up & Write

Online event

Our Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9180262486?pwd=M1hSVld4a2IwUHdWTXZiUFpOU05CQT09 Details: In the interest of public health, and following State and local mandates, this event has developed a Zoom based antibody that attaches to the COVID-19 obstacle and uses the obstacle as a creative adaptation, making something not only positive but better. No time/distance barriers remain. Welcome your writing friends to join from wherever they are in the world. Make your own snacks, coffee and tea. Play your own inspirational music in the muted background. Create you own creative space at home. Want audio to hear the clicking of keys from your writing pals. Okay, unmute. Endless options. As the world adapts day-to-day, so do we. Here's the present plan in mutation: Join us anytime in the 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. timeline. You'll be automatically entered. But, please know that promptly at 3:00, other than keys sounding like digital raindrops on a tin roof, we go silent until 4:00 p.m. It's smart to settle in at your screen, have your writing tools ready to go, and be in the waiting room 5 minutes before 2:30 start time so you have your Zoom camera and audio settings ready to go. I'll use screen share at 2:35 p.m. to start our Writing Master Class video [about 20 minutes duration]. At 3:00 we'll start our monkish creative adventures, ending at 4:00 p.m. I'll send out a chat 5-minute warning of our writing timeline ending. And . . . we'll no longer be rushed out of the Sootha coffee conference room. Hang around a while post-writing to share something about your writing if you like. Peace, safety, and productivity to all. Your host, Frank.

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ONLINE EVENT -- "Zoom in," Sit Down Shut Up & Write

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