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NYC Shut Up & Write Meetup! - Columbus Circle
Join other writers for an hour of focused writing! 6-7 pm - Show up early, stake out a spot and either socialize or get a jump on writing. 7:00 - Start. Introductions, and we'll share what we're working on 7:05 - Get down to business. An hour of silence and solid writing! 8:05- Brief follow up. People are encouraged to share experiences & ideas, network or take off as they like. Feel free to keep writing if you've got the momentum going! If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for a session of focused writing. It may just be "pipe-cleaning" for now, but you'll feel better showing up at the page. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. WHERE: David Rubenstein Atrium, 62nd and Broadway. SOME TIPS: Please, come on time! If you come late, we will have already started. Bring headphones if you don't want outside noise distraction. Please RSVP only if you can make it, and update as soon as possible if your plans change. We have had far too many no-shows. You will see progress in your writing project by spending the minimum of a single hour per week on it. This is your practice/focus time, so I hope to see you there.

The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Broadway Entrance (b/t 62nd & 63rd) · New York, NY

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Shut Up & Write! helps writers tell their story. We offer free, weekly, nation-wide events that foster local writing communities. Our Meetups help members reach their writing goals in a supportive, social setting. Writing—whether it's approached professionally or as a hobby—doesn't have to be isolating. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre or medium. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more.

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Making the time to write one hour each week is an empowering and rewarding experience. It can serve as a powerful base for building your daily writing discipline.

If you RSVP that you are coming, then please arrive 10–15 minutes early. The organizer will lead introductions and then the group will write for an hour. Afterwards, there will be 15–30 minutes of social time to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. There should be no critiquing, exercises, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty.

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.“ - Gloria Steinem

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