What we're about

Hello everyone,

This Meetup is for anyone who wants to do some writing in a library and finds it helpful to have other people around who have the same goal. I like to have a set time to write every morning and, surprisingly, I find that if I know there are other people nearby who are doing the same, the peer pressure seems to help to keep me at it, and not switch to look at my emails or Twitter every few minutes.

You don't have to be writing fiction for this group. Any kind of writing is good, whether it's catching up on emails, writing a journal, or doing a project for work. The reason we are meeting in a library is that I much prefer them to coffee shops or bars. Coffee shops can be quite noisy places to work in and you have to keep buying something to justify being there. As for pubs, not everyone drinks alcohol, and I want to make this an inclusive group where everyone can feel comfortable.

Anyway, whatever project you are working on, we can help each other to do more, just by having a set time each week to come together and concentrate on work without distractions. You can leave at any time, but for people who are still there at 12pm, we will have a break and chat about what we have been working on. After coffee, there will be another two hour session in the library for anyone who wants to go back and do some more writing.

Upcoming events (5+)

Write More! (Westminster Reference Library, Thursday 10am + tea afterwards)

2nd Floor Reading Room, Westminster Reference Library

Bring along a notebook, or your laptop, to the second floor of Westminster Reference Library at 10am and get ready to write for two hours. Having a regular time to write in the morning seems to help us write more, whether it's poetry, a report for work, or just a few emails. You don't have to stay for the full two hours, but anyone who is still there at 12 can come for a cup of tea at Pret a Manger. If you can't find a seat near us, just come up and say hello before you start and then I will come and find you downstairs when we go for a break. For people who feel like doing more writing, I will be going back to the library, after tea, for another two hours work.

Write More! (Swiss Cottage Library, Saturday 10am + coffee afterwards)

Bring along a notebook, or your laptop, to Swiss Cottage Library and get ready to write for two hours. It doesn't matter whether you are writing a novel, a project for work, or just some emails; having a regular time during the week, when we can just concentrate on writing, seems to help us write more. Swiss Cottage library is a popular place and turning up at opening time is the only way we can be sure of getting our own table for the group. If you come late and can't find a seat near us, just come up and say hello before you start working and then I will come and find you when we have a break at 12pm. After coffee, there will be another two hour session in the library for anyone who wants to go back and do some more writing.

Write More! (Westminster Reference Library, Thursday 10am + tea afterwards)

2nd Floor Reading Room, Westminster Reference Library

Bring along a notebook, or your laptop, to the second floor of Westminster Reference Library at 10am and get ready to write for two hours. Having a regular time to write in the morning seems to help us write more, whether it's poetry, a report for work, or just a few emails. You don't have to stay for the full two hours, but anyone who is still there at 12 can come for a cup of tea at Pret a Manger. If you can't find a seat near us, just come up and say hello before you start and then I will come and find you downstairs when we go for a break. For people who feel like doing more writing, I will be going back to the library, after tea, for another two hours work.

Write More! (Swiss Cottage Library, Saturday 10am + coffee afterwards)

Bring along a notebook, or your laptop, to Swiss Cottage Library and get ready to write for two hours. It doesn't matter whether you are writing a novel, a project for work, or just some emails; having a regular time during the week, when we can just concentrate on writing, seems to help us write more. Swiss Cottage library is a popular place and turning up at opening time is the only way we can be sure of getting our own table for the group. If you come late and can't find a seat near us, just come up and say hello before you start working and then I will come and find you when we have a break at 12pm. After coffee, there will be another two hour session in the library for anyone who wants to go back and do some more writing.

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