What we're about

Create Together started as Write Together - and focused solely on the written word - but has since expanded to also running separate meetups for visual artists, under the heading Art Together, too! The idea started in London (http://www.meetup.com/WriteTogether/) and the Sydney group inspired a spin-off in Osaka, Japan too! (http://www.meetup.com/Pen-and-Note/) You can learn more about the history of the group on this page. (http://www.meetup.com/Write-Together-Sydney/about/)

Being creative can be difficult and lonely. Sometimes we need to get out and away from our own distractions and excuses. Pubs, cafes and parks are nice but wouldn't it also be good to be part of a group of other writers and artists? So let's work quietly together, gently encouraging each other to soldier on, and minding each others things when we have to go to the loo! :)

THE IDEA

It’s simple! We are a bunch of writers and artists that meet somewhere comfortable and work on our own projects. Each person works on their own work and sets their own targets. What you create is entirely up to you, but here is the difference: you are not alone. Others are around you, typing, scribbling or looking out into the distance. Their company will help you stay focused, stop you from drifting, and keep on creating!

THE RULES

• The primary rule is to not distract others from working on their work.

• Distractions are subjective and vary. Write Together events tend to be quieter as writing is harder if people are talking while Art Together tends to be a bit looser on the noise limits. The Host will keep things under control.

• People work on their own stuff and measure their own success - it’s not about critiquing or workshopping although we’ll often chat before and afterwards about how we’re going.

• The most important thing of all: have fun! :)

WHAT WE ARE NOT...

• …a critique group. Your work will not be reviewed.

• …a social group. People work in silence, although we socialise outside the sessions

• …a workshop or a place with teachers/mentors. People are busy with their own work.

WHAT YOU NEED

• Write Together: pen and paper, computer or whatever you like using to write. It can be good to have something to work on, such as a novel, short story, screenplay, poem etc, but it’s not required - why not see where it takes you?

• Art Together: pens, pencils, paints, paper, graphics tablets - whatever you use to get arty! You can sketch people around you or work on existing projects!

Some venues will have power points, some will have Wi-fi, but it’s not guaranteed.

AFTERWARDS

After the session time is up you are free to talk, socialise and share experiences with fellow creatives. Almost anything goes. Sometimes we go out for a drink. It is also perfectly acceptable to come just for the session and leave politely straight after, or arrive late or leave early. Your work always comes first!

MOTIVATIONAL RANT (in case you need it)

Creating something doesn't happen by itself. It's a constant battle against procrastination, distractions and "I'm too tired/busy/bored etc." Resist all this and commit to your passion. Attend our meetings as often as possible as the more you do the easier it gets and you in turn will get better. Just ask our members!

BEING A HOST

Creative people want to work as much as they can so let's make it happen! With such a simple idea, it should be possible for lots of hosts to run regular meetings all over the place. The more choices the better, right? Also, it’s super easy and then people turn up wherever suits you to keep you working. If you’re interested in hosting a Write Together or Art Together meetup in your area please read this page about becoming a host and get in touch! (http://www.meetup.com/Write-Together-Sydney/pages/Being_an_Event_Host/)

Upcoming events (5)

Write Together: Tuesday Writing Sprints in Sydney (Online)

Hi there, fellow writers, New Year, new link, new format! Want to knuckle down and get some writing done this year? Are you in Sydney on Tuesday evenings? Write together Tuesdays meets online to encourage us to put our heads down each week and write silently, together! We have a quick chat beforehand and afterwards, to help motivate one another and network with other writers. In line with social distancing, we've moved our meetup online, so you can join us from the comfort of your own home. ** How will this work? ** The group meets (online) every Tuesday night, from 5:50pm - 7:30pm. Make sure you have decent internet connection (wi-fi works best) and click on the link below (NB new link starting 5th Jan, please rsvp to reveal the link). This will open our chat in Skype, which is free to use/download. ** What’s the format of the group? ** * Chat 5:50pm - 6pm: A quick typed chat to introduce ourselves, and get ready for our writing sprint! * Writing Sprint 6pm – 7pm: Writing Sprint! We write together but silently – no chatting or distracting each other – until 7pm. * Wrap-up Chat 7pm – 7:30pm (optional): We can stay online if we so wish, for a typed or video chat about how our writing session went and any books we may have read. You know, our usual post-writing banter! All the best and see you (virtually, that is), on Tuesdays! Thanks all, Jackie Ps: if you haven’t been to our meetup before, we are not a critique group, and we don’t usually share work. So don’t worry, there’s no judging! :) We hope to see you there on Tuesday!

Write Together: Tuesday Writing Sprints in Sydney (Online)

Hi there, fellow writers, New Year, new link, new format! Want to knuckle down and get some writing done this year? Are you in Sydney on Tuesday evenings? Write together Tuesdays meets online to encourage us to put our heads down each week and write silently, together! We have a quick chat beforehand and afterwards, to help motivate one another and network with other writers. In line with social distancing, we've moved our meetup online, so you can join us from the comfort of your own home. ** How will this work? ** The group meets (online) every Tuesday night, from 5:50pm - 7:30pm. Make sure you have decent internet connection (wi-fi works best) and click on the link below (NB new link starting 5th Jan, please rsvp to reveal the link). This will open our chat in Skype, which is free to use/download. ** What’s the format of the group? ** * Chat 5:50pm - 6pm: A quick typed chat to introduce ourselves, and get ready for our writing sprint! * Writing Sprint 6pm – 7pm: Writing Sprint! We write together but silently – no chatting or distracting each other – until 7pm. * Wrap-up Chat 7pm – 7:30pm (optional): We can stay online if we so wish, for a typed or video chat about how our writing session went and any books we may have read. You know, our usual post-writing banter! All the best and see you (virtually, that is), on Tuesdays! Thanks all, Jackie Ps: if you haven’t been to our meetup before, we are not a critique group, and we don’t usually share work. So don’t worry, there’s no judging! :) We hope to see you there on Tuesday!

Write Together: Tuesday Writing Sprints in Sydney (Online)

Hi there, fellow writers, New Year, new link, new format! Want to knuckle down and get some writing done this year? Are you in Sydney on Tuesday evenings? Write together Tuesdays meets online to encourage us to put our heads down each week and write silently, together! We have a quick chat beforehand and afterwards, to help motivate one another and network with other writers. In line with social distancing, we've moved our meetup online, so you can join us from the comfort of your own home. ** How will this work? ** The group meets (online) every Tuesday night, from 5:50pm - 7:30pm. Make sure you have decent internet connection (wi-fi works best) and click on the link below (NB new link starting 5th Jan, please rsvp to reveal the link). This will open our chat in Skype, which is free to use/download. ** What’s the format of the group? ** * Chat 5:50pm - 6pm: A quick typed chat to introduce ourselves, and get ready for our writing sprint! * Writing Sprint 6pm – 7pm: Writing Sprint! We write together but silently – no chatting or distracting each other – until 7pm. * Wrap-up Chat 7pm – 7:30pm (optional): We can stay online if we so wish, for a typed or video chat about how our writing session went and any books we may have read. You know, our usual post-writing banter! All the best and see you (virtually, that is), on Tuesdays! Thanks all, Jackie Ps: if you haven’t been to our meetup before, we are not a critique group, and we don’t usually share work. So don’t worry, there’s no judging! :) We hope to see you there on Tuesday!

Write Together: Tuesday Writing Sprints in Sydney (Online)

Hi there, fellow writers, New Year, new link, new format! Want to knuckle down and get some writing done this year? Are you in Sydney on Tuesday evenings? Write together Tuesdays meets online to encourage us to put our heads down each week and write silently, together! We have a quick chat beforehand and afterwards, to help motivate one another and network with other writers. In line with social distancing, we've moved our meetup online, so you can join us from the comfort of your own home. ** How will this work? ** The group meets (online) every Tuesday night, from 5:50pm - 7:30pm. Make sure you have decent internet connection (wi-fi works best) and click on the link below (NB new link starting 5th Jan, please rsvp to reveal the link). This will open our chat in Skype, which is free to use/download. ** What’s the format of the group? ** * Chat 5:50pm - 6pm: A quick typed chat to introduce ourselves, and get ready for our writing sprint! * Writing Sprint 6pm – 7pm: Writing Sprint! We write together but silently – no chatting or distracting each other – until 7pm. * Wrap-up Chat 7pm – 7:30pm (optional): We can stay online if we so wish, for a typed or video chat about how our writing session went and any books we may have read. You know, our usual post-writing banter! All the best and see you (virtually, that is), on Tuesdays! Thanks all, Jackie Ps: if you haven’t been to our meetup before, we are not a critique group, and we don’t usually share work. So don’t worry, there’s no judging! :) We hope to see you there on Tuesday!

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