What we're about

The Awesome Writers Accountability Club (formerly Monkeys With Typewriters) is a group of writers who work through the highs and lows of creative life by setting regular goals and working to meet them together. We get together and co-work on our projects. Each meeting at 7:30 we have a group check-in for everyone to follow up on previous goals and set new ones.

If you join us, be ready to write (bring your computer, notebook, or whatever you use to work on your project)! We schedule both virtual and in-person meetings. In person, we meet in a café location where food and beverages are available.

We're not just writers -- any creative endeavor you're working on is fine here. During regular meetups, you can write, draw, blog, design, code, or work on whatever other project you're up to. (Probably no singing and dancing though -- we're kind of quiet.) We strive to create a productive, friendly, inclusive, and fun space for everyone!

OUR MEETUP NAME: We're in the process of renaming the group from Monkeys With Typewriters to The Awesome Writers Accountability Club, so pardon our editing and continuity errors! Final draft coming soon.

OTHER WAYS TO JOIN US:

  • FACEBOOK GROUP -- Let's talk about writing online! Join here(Note: The Monkeys with Typewriters Facebook group is for Meetup group members only. Let us know if your Meetup name is different from your Facebook name so we can add you!)
  • SISTER GROUP -- Kittens with Typewriters meets during weekdays in Alexandria. Kittens is organized on Facebook. You can join here.
  • WRITING CHALLENGES -- We often moderate a few "write sprints" during our meetups, where members can (optionally) compete to write the most words within 10 minutes! We also have lots of members who participate in rad stuff like National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)Camp NaNoWriMo, Script Frenzy, National Blog Posting Month, and Inktober. Drop in if you're involved or interested!

Upcoming events (4+)

AWAC Virtual Check-in (Ongoing Members)

Arlington

This virtual forum is for ongoing members (even if you took a break). If you're new, please join our next IN-PERSON meeting first!

How virtual meetings work:

  1. Join our private chat channel on Discord (see below)
  2. Show up online at 7PM ET for moderated check-ins & chat!

The private chat channel on Discord is open to our ongoing community. If you are an ongoing member (even if it's been a while) and you haven't joined the chat already, just message us for an invite.

NOTE: This virtual meeting is bi-weekly. Our bi-weekly virtual meetup started with the pandemic, and now it helps us include ongoing members regardless of geographical location, health considerations, etc.

The Awesome Writers Accountability Club for Writing & Creating (IN-PERSON!)

At 6:30 PM, we'll meet for an evening of writing and creating. Work on whatever project you want and let's create stuff together! At 7:30 we have a group check-in for everyone to follow up on previous goals and set new ones. After that, we have discussion and time to independently work on/chat about our projects until about 8:30-9:00 PM.

Be ready to write (bring your computer, notebook, or whatever you use to work on your project)! Any creative endeavor you're working on is fine here. During regular meetups, you can write, draw, blog, design, code, or work on whatever other project you're up to. (Probably no singing and dancing though -- we're kind of quiet.) We strive to create a productive, friendly, inclusive, and fun space for everyone!

LOCATION: Please RSVP to be messaged the exact location. It is an easy walk from the Rosslyn Metro. We meet in a in a café location where food and beverages are available.

Please RSVP if you can make it -- we hope to see you soon!

AWAC Virtual Check-in (Ongoing Members)

Arlington

This virtual forum is for ongoing members (even if you took a break). If you're new, please join our next IN-PERSON meeting first!

How virtual meetings work:

  1. Join our private chat channel on Discord (see below)
  2. Show up online at 7PM ET for moderated check-ins & chat!

The private chat channel on Discord is open to our ongoing community. If you are an ongoing member (even if it's been a while) and you haven't joined the chat already, just message us for an invite.

NOTE: This virtual meeting is bi-weekly. Our bi-weekly virtual meetup started with the pandemic, and now it helps us include ongoing members regardless of geographical location, health considerations, etc.

The Awesome Writers Accountability Club for Writing & Creating (IN-PERSON!)

At 6:30 PM, we'll meet for an evening of writing and creating. Work on whatever project you want and let's create stuff together! At 7:30 we have a group check-in for everyone to follow up on previous goals and set new ones. After that, we have discussion and time to independently work on/chat about our projects until about 8:30-9:00 PM.

Be ready to write (bring your computer, notebook, or whatever you use to work on your project)! Any creative endeavor you're working on is fine here. During regular meetups, you can write, draw, blog, design, code, or work on whatever other project you're up to. (Probably no singing and dancing though -- we're kind of quiet.) We strive to create a productive, friendly, inclusive, and fun space for everyone!

LOCATION: Please RSVP to be messaged the exact location. It is an easy walk from the Rosslyn Metro. We meet in a in a café location where food and beverages are available.

Please RSVP if you can make it -- we hope to see you soon!

Past events (618)

VIRTUAL Thanksgiving Eve Write-In

Rosslyn

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