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All Group Reviews

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Hi Zabed, have you stopped coming to A Cuppa Tea? I haven't seen you for a while. Anyhow, the cafe will be closed for Lunar New Year. 

    Deb A. on Feb 6, 2018.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Works for me so far. 

    deborah g. on Jan 22, 2018.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Sometimes there is an issue with how to get to one of the meetings. Parking is limited. But I enjoy the space provided as it forces me to write and not be distracted. 

    Linda U. on Sep 19, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This session was great. I moved a story to completion. It's been stalled for a couple of weeks. 

    Thomas H Adams J. on Aug 18, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Good work! 

    Peter T. on Jul 15, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I find this format really helpful. 

    Judi on Jul 3, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Fabulous leadership, wonderful location, a bunch of friendly writers I look forward to getting to know! 

    Kristy Lin B. on May 25, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Thank you for holding this space! 

    Jennifer C. on Apr 26, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I've only had good experiences with Shut Up & Write 

    Patrick T. on Apr 10, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Nice concept. Great to get away from all the distractions of home and just focus on writing for a few hours. I was hoping to share at least one scene from my pilot, but maybe networking and discussion were just wishful thinking on my part. 

    Dean L. on Mar 31, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     absolutely terrific! 

    Benny A. on Mar 25, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Perfect. 

    Anna K. on Mar 1, 2017.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It was great to see you Fiona, It was nice to meet you Jordan and Kristen. Best, Hector 

    Hector on Dec 13, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     nothing so far 

    Sheldon L. on Dec 3, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Prolific! 

    Pan K. on Nov 13, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great! 

    Didem on Nov 2, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I think it's the best writing forum I have ever attended. 

    Lavon on Oct 31, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Love it 

    Stephanie M. on Oct 14, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     First time and very satisfied. Thanks. 

    Bruce R. on Aug 3, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great! 

    Joanne on Jul 21, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It's a great way to get motivated and meet nice people. 

    Rosalind L. on Jul 13, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Honestly, this is the best thing since butter and honey on warm toast. 

    Richard W. on Jun 13, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     The best thing since pre-cut book pages! 

    C.J. H. on Apr 7, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It's great. 

    anna on Mar 16, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     There are tons of meetings all over the Bay Area, which is great. 

    renee on Mar 2, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     good 

    Crystal on Jan 23, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     only know this group and it's great 

    Eugenie M. on Jan 14, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Lovely 

    Nancy F. on Jan 12, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This group is exactly what I need! 

    Blaze on Jan 3, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Very Nice! 

    Titania on Jan 2, 2016.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I loved it and intend to attend on a regular basis. It was great to be in the company and energy of focused writers. I got a lot of work done on my book and had a blast doing it! 

    Randy P. on Dec 8, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     The best idea. 

    Paula H. on Dec 3, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Wonderful idea, thanks! 

    Melisa on Nov 25, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     So far, so good. 

    Darlene H. on Oct 7, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     To help you stay on task. 

    Jane L. on Sep 30, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     hope springs eternal! 

    elsa on Aug 28, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This is the only one I've attended, so it would be presumptuous for me to say. 

    Donna H. on Jul 8, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     great! 

    Clayton W. on Jun 17, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Loving it! will definitely be back. 

    Melinda B. on May 31, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     great and great to see everyone. 

    Rachel on May 2, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Nice that there are so many options for space and time to write every day of the week and so many geographic locations. 

    Laura J. on Apr 30, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Glad for this community of hard-working writers 

    Deborah on Feb 11, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     A highlight! 

    Heidi M. on Jan 29, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I've only been to one, but so far so good! 

    Jose M. on Jan 7, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This group is such a wonderful idea. I've attended a meeting in the past and look forward to more in 2015! 

    Ewa Z. on Jan 5, 2015.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Very helpful. 

    Randy S. on Jul 30, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     great - my first experience 

    Amanda on Jun 21, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     If you want to stop coming up with excuses for yourself and get stuff done--if you can't ever write at home, if you're just as likely to spend the first hour in a cafe checking websites as you are actually writing--this is the group for you. It doesn't matter if you're shy, you don't have to say much. It doesn't matter if your stuff sucks, no one's going to look at it unless you want. It doesn't matter what you're working on. Make the commitment, show up regularly, and start writing. _________________________________________________________________________________ In a little over two years, due largely to this group, I've written three rough drafts of screenplays and over 150 pages of short stories. And they're all masterpieces. That's not even close to true...but they are written. 

    Dave G. on Jun 18, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Good. I shall return. 

    Phil on Jun 4, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great idea and it really is supportive 

    Rosie C. on May 24, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I've been once, and even though the format didn't allow for talking about projects - going and focusing on writing was very helpful to me. I like the camaraderie - silent, though it was - and the sharpening of my thinking on my project. 

    Lee on Apr 22, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This is good for me. Writing among other people who are quietly writing alleviates the loneliness of my craft, and makes me commit to the process. Glad I signed up. 

    Lydia N. on Apr 15, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Awesome! 

    LT on Apr 5, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great idea and excellent execution! 

    Ann on Mar 11, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I think I need laptop. I REALLY need to get back into writing! 

    jan g. on Feb 18, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Awesome. 

    Adrienne B. on Feb 12, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Wonderful. Thank you to all the hosts and organizers who are keeping this great thing going. 

    Mary A. on Feb 8, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     for me an hour of solid writing is usually as much as I can do in one day. glad I went! 

    Sam Z. on Feb 5, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Friendly, diverse group, I'll definitely be back 

    Caroline S. on Feb 4, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great Group. 

    Tom on Feb 3, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     The best 

    Ivana I. on Jan 27, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Terrific as always. See you next week. 

    Alison on Jan 22, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great as usual. 

    Alecs on Jan 13, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I go to several of these around the bay and they are uniformly solid. 

    Kurt Wallace M. on Jan 8, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     TIME WELL SPENT. GREAT PLACE AND GOOD FOOD. RESONABLY PRICED TOO. 

    bobbe r. on Jan 4, 2014.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     too soon to tell. 

    alanapaints on Nov 5, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great! It gives so many opportunities for a concentrated time to write. 

    Pamela B. on Nov 5, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     So far so good. I thought I'd RSVPed but I don't see myself here. 

    Lynn on Nov 2, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great to be with you all 

    Joyce M. on Oct 16, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I really appreciated the time and the assistance with my computer. 

    Luisah T. on Oct 7, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Everyone is inviting here and we actually have good conversations about the books or play-write we are working on. 

    JayQue on Oct 1, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I loved the group, the vibe and getting a Berkeley fix! wow. 

    Myra J. on Aug 10, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Thanks Arthur for hosting! 

    Eva on Jun 22, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     dk 

    Janet S. on Jun 21, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Shut Up and Write has proved to be exactly what I need to make slow, steady progress on my work: a container that encourages self-motivation, combined with social relationships that create a subtle accountability to keep showing up and keep moving forward. 

    Sasha V. on Jun 18, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     You should limit members for that café that was too small, but couldn't so I went to library 

    DARLA B. on Jun 16, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     GOOD STUFF . . .t y 

    Sandy H. on Jun 9, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This was an awesome experience. Highly recommend. I'll be back! 

    Trish H. on Jun 8, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     A wonderful idea. I've only been to this one but I'm going to try others and see if the atmospheres are as great as Julie's. 

    Jane M. on May 30, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Its nice to write in a group. I would definitely attend another one. 

    Laura F. on May 18, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I went yesterday and it appeared that there was only one other person there. I thought this would have had a leader. I was there till about 1pm. Could someone tell me if this is typical? 

    Suzanne H. on May 5, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     great! 

    KathyV on May 4, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     5 stars out of 5 

    Frank on Apr 29, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Lotta people today. Maybe 19 or 20 showed up. Kinda warm inside...overhead fan helped and we opened the door for awhile. Food is very good, but big portions & big plates. Suggest " small plate" luncheon choices for the laptop crowd 

    Madeline P. on Apr 13, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great 

    Karen B. on Apr 8, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I love the group! 

    April on Apr 7, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     An encouraging, nurturing place for writers! 

    Bill M. on Mar 2, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great. 

    Dana V. on Mar 2, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Shut Up and Write ROCKS! 

    Dionne C. on Feb 16, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     cool! 

    Jolaine on Feb 16, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Had a great time tonight. Everyone was nice and the writing happened. 

    Kyra on Feb 13, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Nice, enjoyed hearing the work of others read aloud. 

    Jon C. on Feb 13, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I'm really glad I found this group. It's really helping me get more writing done! 

    Claire S. on Feb 11, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     3 thumbs up. 

    Lilah on Jan 21, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Simple and effective opportunity to write in silence with others doing the same. 

    Tom S. on Jan 8, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great 

    Derick on Jan 4, 2013.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I wish that I had found this sooner, but I'm happy to be there now. 

    Charles F. on Dec 29, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This is my 2nd time. I'll be back! 

    nancy on Dec 10, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I love the organization and the peer pressure to write. 

    Tim L. on Nov 28, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Best writing meetup ever. Genine is a fantastic organizer. She was welcoming, friendly, and so patient with everyone. Her energy was infectious. I look forward to more meetups with this Saturday crew!! :) 

    Rose H. on Nov 3, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Excellent! 

    Gautam on Oct 28, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It's professional and great, very friendly community. 

    Andre P. on Oct 10, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It was good energy and I was motivated to know that other writers were getting down to business as well. 

    Gail P. on Oct 9, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     so good 

    Laurin on Oct 6, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Motivating, inspiring, gives me hope about my big dreams and pressing deadlines! 

    Nina on Oct 4, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     First encounter 

    Carole C. on Oct 2, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It seems to be a good thing to write at and get occasional breaks from writing to socialize, or optionally no breaks and keep writing and no critiques. 

    Ginny S. on Sep 9, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Brilliant idea. 

    Hannah Halverson S. on Aug 21, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I have enjoyed going to different Shut Up and Write groups for several years. Keep it going! Only thing I'd change is to have a group meeting in North or West Berkeley. 

    RW S. on Aug 15, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Several of the attendees mentioned something about an Urban and Paranormal project. I was wondering what that was, especially since several of you seemed to be working on it. 

    reza on Aug 7, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Outstanding. I'll be back. 

    Marilyn A. on Jun 11, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     The above meetup of this group was the only one I've attended so far, but I've already signed up for next week, clearly I enjoyed it. I think the whole concept is wonderful, I need the structure to encourage me to write. I hope to attend many of this organizations meetups throughout the SF Bay Area. Thank you! 

    Bob I. on Jun 5, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Excellent idea. It is really delightful to have a safe haven where one may write uninterruptedly. 

    marlowe on Jun 5, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     My people. 

    Mike M. on Mar 29, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I come back every time I need to get more written. 

    Doug M. on Mar 20, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great place to get serious work done 

    Leah B. on Mar 15, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Very helpful, especially for a chronic procrastinator like me. I appreciate the organizers doing what they do, and providing me "no more excuses" not to sit down, shut up, and write. 

    Dan H. on Mar 11, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Opinion still out as I haven't gone to the motivational sessions... 

    Kevin S. on Mar 3, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Shut Up and Write is great, and I'm glad it exists. Thanks very much. 

    Curtis on Feb 6, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     So far, so good. I'm still evaluating. 

    Tim L. on Feb 3, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This meetup was excellent!!! Thank you for hosting... 

    Ej on Jan 16, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Top notch! 

    Sybil on Jan 6, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I love this group! I find that I am more productive here than in any Writers' Group I have been in previously. I really appreciate that the group is focused on writing, and nothing more. It really helps me to just keep things simple. 

    Catalina D. on Jan 3, 2012.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great energizer, makes it extremely difficult to say "I don't have the time". 

    joyce r. on Nov 28, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Perfect chance to take that "time out" to write/read/muse in good company with people who have good ideas to share about writing but without any obligation to interact- just show up, shut up and write. Talk later if you want. The time goes really fast! Thanks for organizing this! 

    Nicole S. on Aug 31, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     sweet thing, am definitely going to more events! 

    Kim A. P. on Aug 30, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great idea, really works for me. 

    Rich on Aug 16, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I really like being a part of this group. It motivates me to keep writing and that's what I needed 

    Berta on Aug 15, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     great, made me very welcome whilst visiting SF and needing spaces to write, thank you x 

    Rachel on Jun 30, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Just want to learn and know others who has the same passion of writing.......... I want to start writing again ... Thank you for this hub. Cheers! x 

    Remy S. on Jun 13, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     To connect with other writers, share information, and get a lot done! 

    Lisa on Jun 9, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I think this is a brilliant idea. Why do writers need to be alone all the time? We need human interaction too and it's nice to just write next to each other. So thank you! I will be back. 

    Courtney on Jun 2, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Really a great idea. Gets me motivated and productive. 

    Melanie on Apr 21, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     A great, and different slant, on writing groups. It was refreshing to meet other schooled writers. I look forward to more of these meetings! 

    Mark D. on Apr 19, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     So far, so good. 

    Lee on Mar 10, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     awesomeness!! 

    Denise Michelle H. on Mar 5, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Very motivating not just because it forces you to get yourself in a chair and get something done but also because you meet others whose progress & works can be very inspiring. 

    Mohita M. on Feb 20, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Good concept! Would like to be invited to workshops and venues with published writers. 

    eric s. on Feb 17, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Cool to be ina room all doing the same thing !!! 

    Susan B. on Feb 14, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     If you need to write and can't write at home, this meetup group will ensure you use the time wisely. Lastly, when you see more than 3 people typing feverishly, you want to do the same! 

    Dorothy S. on Jan 6, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great way to keep focused on writing. 

    Jeanne S. B. on Jan 5, 2011.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Works for me! 

    B'Tee on Dec 27, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great way to get in the writing groove and stay there all day. 

    Camo B. on Nov 21, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     What an amazing way to encourage excellent writing! 

    Stardust on Nov 7, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Excellent 

    Debi on Oct 11, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I am very pleased with my first experience and will gladly return to future meetings. 

    Buck on Oct 7, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This is a GREAT meet-up. People really do get a lot of writing done. And they're friendly too! 

    Catherine on Oct 3, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Awesome idea for a group. 

    Jessica on Sep 19, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     You'll shut up & write! 

    Nicole on Sep 16, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I like these dedicated writers. Most inspiring for lazy folks such as I. 

    Evelyn M. on Sep 5, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Writing is an isolating activity and it's hard to get locked into one's thoughts for long periods of time. Writing companions are helpful that reason. 

    obido on Jul 29, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Enormously helpful. 

    Charles on Jul 17, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     I enjoyed the atmosphere of serious wriing. 

    Cliff B. on Jul 12, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This one really works. You can put all those fancy workshops to the side and come here. 

    Dabí on Jul 4, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great opportunity to focus and write among friends, with no household or family distractions! And without being alone. 

    Mitchelle on Jun 8, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     If you haven't yet attending a weekly Shut Up & Write! session, stop by Shut Up & Talk and talk to other writers and learn how it works and how it can help you get started on your writing project. 

    Bob on Jun 6, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It's productive and fun! 

    mel c. on May 17, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Others who are interested in getting feedback about works in progress should attend this group. 

    Rob on May 7, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great way to stop procrastinating and get going on your project. 

    Susan on Apr 11, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It's a nice way to really focus your energy on writing. 

    Jaclyn O. on Mar 17, 2010.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     write! 

    Angela N. on Dec 13, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It's quiet fun.... Lovely.... 

    Joy on Dec 13, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Because they need the inspiration to move forward on stories they are slow to follow through on and to see that others may be in the same boat. And to get out of the house but still achieve some writing at the end of the day. 

    bernard on Oct 24, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Shut up and Write lets you do solitary work in solidarity with others. You can have privacy around your writing with no pressure. 

    Alissa on Aug 28, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Great people, lots of work done, every single time! 

    Jasmine on Aug 5, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     If you're looking for an easy way to stay motivated and on track, then this might be the group for you. No pressure, just a comfortable place to write among other writers. 

    Tora on Jul 29, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     To get some writing done. 

    Kat on Jul 15, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     If you can't find the time at home to sit down and write - even for an hour each week because you are constantly interrupted, well - this is now your hour. 

    Jennifer on Jul 14, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It gets you to set aside an hour a week (or more) to get out of your routine and into a designated place for writing. The added peer pressure of other people writing too keeps you focused. Sitting down with the focus and will to write is hard - and this takes that off your shoulders. It's a great way to hold yourself accountable - without having an assignment or sharing or even talking if you don't want to. 

    Nicole G. on May 28, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     Nice venue. The counterperson was helpful and pleasant and the tea I bought was tasty. Nice tables, good environment. 

    Mark S. on Mar 4, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     A group of dedicated writers! 

    Kerry on Feb 25, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     An excellent reason to get out and write among fellow artists. Environment is well-suited for a writers group, food available, quiet, music unoffensive, space, excellent lighting, nice folks. Thanks for bringing this together. 

    Linda C. on Jan 14, 2009.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     It's great to have this time devoted to writing. I'm getting more done than I would have on my own. 

    Anne R. on Dec 16, 2008.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     If you need to get some writing going this will make you do it. You will feel foolish just sitting there doing anything else. 

    Kim on Nov 12, 2008.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ SF Bay Area

     This was my first time with Shut up and Write and writing with new faces. I thought the meeting was casual and low key, not a pressure situation of critique. The goal/suggestions of the meeting were laid out clearly and everyone wrote for the designated hour, which is the most important thing. I'm able to write a few hours on my own during the week which I enjoy, but there is something so encouraging when writing with other writers. Power in numbers kind of thing. I would recommend joining this group. 

    Traci R. on Aug 20, 2008.

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