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Shut Up & Write! SoMA SF

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 we hope to see you there.

Join other writers for an hour of focused writing!

8:00 - Introductions

8:10 - Get down to business

9:10 - Brief Check-in

9:15 - People can continue to work, chat, or take off as they like. Crossroads is open till 10 pm.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: NO BASEBALL GAME TONIGHT! We already won ALL the games. :)

LOCATION INFORMATION: There is only one electrical outlet, so make sure your laptop battery is fully charged. There is no Wi-Fi at Crossroads. The radio is occasionally distracting for some, bring your iPod/earplugs if you need to block out distraction.

Quote of the Week: "Writing is hard, even for authors who do it all the time." ~ Roger Angell

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  • Nicole

    Might have posted my comment in wrong place! It was that though I didn't make it to Crossroads last night, I did, indeed, shut up & write, knowing that others were doing the same. Thanks!

    July 2, 2013

  • Rennie

    We had a very insightful conversation on craft and how our stories take form. The take-away for me was that we all have LOTS of ideas and they don't actually become real stories until you make the effort to show up and write, step-by-step, paragraph-by-paragraph. And to make it all real, I wrote about 1000 words on my novel.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Don M.

    Sorry for the last minute RSVP. Unfortunately, the sloppy habits are carrying over into my writing discipline.

    July 1, 2013

  • Darren P.

    Argh! One day, one day... Bizarrely was there writing all morning, but now can't make this evening, sorry. Third time better be a charm.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Rennie

    I'll understand if folks don't make because of the strike. I'll write an extra few hundred words for you. ;0

    July 1, 2013

  • Nithin C.

    BART strike takes another victim

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll need to change to maybe due to the possible BART strike.

    June 30, 2013

  • Nicole

    There was no "maybe" option, but this is a maybe ;) It's gonna be a long day, but I'll definitely try to make it.

    June 29, 2013

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