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Shut Up & Write! East Bay Marathon

Join fellow writers for a marathon session of focused writing.  With this location we ALWAYS advise prompt arrival if you need electrical outlet access.  And please check our new lunch procedure with Mo'Joe.

Hosted by Arley.

10:00am - Check-in, Introductions, PLACE LUNCH ORDER AND PAY FOR IT AND TELL MO'JOE WHAT TIME YOU'D LIKE IT READY.  They have been very accommodating.

10:15am - Write for one-and-a-half hours

11:45am - Lunch break, check-in, and socializing

12:30pm - Write for one-and-a-half hours

02:00pm - Check-in, beverage/snack, chat

02:30pm - Write for one-and-a-half hours

04:00pm - Session dismissed.  Keep writing or start talking.

If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for some marathon sessions, 4.5 hour or more of focused writing!

1) Please try to arrive a bit early to get a seat with the group.

2) Order something from Mo's - we want to keep them happy and keep coming back!  And be sure to have lunch here as well, then they'll really like us.

3) If you arrive late try not to disrupt the writing flow.  Find a seat somewhere, start writing, and we'll check in with you at the next break.

4) During breaks, make sure to purchase something from the cafe
if you can. That will cause them to want us to come back again
and again.

5) If you can't make it, please un-RSVP at least a few days in
advance if at all possible. Late RSVP changers have prevented
eager writers from attending past overly subscribed Marathons!

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  • Arley

    Great session. Awesome seeing folks, both familiar and new. See ya'll when I get done with Odyssey!

    Keep going and get your writing done!

    -- Arley
    http://arleysorg.com/

    April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      you are a great motivator. best of luck in Odyssey, and you will be missed.

      April 26, 2014

    • Janey S.

      Thanks Arley for your encouragement and example of productive writing! Hope you have a great summer. Congrats on the residency and see you in August!

      April 28, 2014

  • Adam

    Nice folks gathering to write! Very nice meet up.

    April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    as always, a great session lots of positive energy to get things done!

    April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry that I didn't make it. My back went out and I can't sit for more than a few minutes. Eck. I hope to join you soon.

    April 26, 2014

    • Arley

      that sucks.. I hope you feel better! till next time!

      April 26, 2014

  • Rosie C.

    Really great. I want to attend more.

    April 26, 2014

  • Rosie C.

    Thanks so much Arley for the great leadership and facilitation today and to all the other writers for their inspiring energy! As this is my first time, you made me silently feel welcome and I will be back!

    April 26, 2014

    • Arley

      That's very kind of you! I'm glad you had a productive session - hopefully I'll see ya when I get back; nonetheless, keep writing!

      April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Carbuncles! Too much to do, and one of them is work. Brought it home; must be done by Monday. Otherwise I would be there bright and shining. Arley, is this your last "host" for a while? I found out what "break a leg" means, so I'll wish that for you.

    April 26, 2014

    • Arley

      yep! it's my last host and/ or attendance until after July... : ( will have critique groups and Odyssey Workshop, so I'll be gone a while (but still writing!) Have a good day anyways, and hopefully will see you in the future! Good luck w/ your work!

      April 26, 2014

  • Cheryl

    was planning on it - but now am waiting for washer repair to arrive. Have a good write!

    April 26, 2014

    • Arley

      Oh noes!!! Sorry to hear that - hopefully the repair goes smoothly.

      April 26, 2014

  • Arley

    Good morning everyone!

    Drop by today to get some writing done!

    Show up when you can, leave whenever you're ready - 30 min of writin' is better than none. Feel free to join us even if you didn't RSVP or haven't Signed-Up.

    Please say "hi" when you arrive so I know to get you for our check-ins. I'm not in my usual spot today, but I put a "Shut Up & Write" sign on the back of my laptop.

    To folks who can't make it - may your words flow freely whenever you can get time for them!

    -- Arley

    April 26, 2014

  • Rosie C.

    This would be my first session and can't stay the whole time but hope to start!

    April 21, 2014

    • Arley

      Awesome! Stay for however short or long you want, whatever works for you. See you soon!

      April 21, 2014

  • Arley

    Really looking forward to this meeting - it will be my last for a while! Between BayCon, Nebulas, Critique groups and the Odyssey Workshop, I'll be absent till late July...! So feeling slightly sad/ bittersweet.

    Hopefully we'll have a great group this Saturday, and I know I want to get lots of words down!

    If anyone wants, feel free to keep in touch through Facebook, Twitter, and the various et ceteras, all of which can be found through my website: http://arleysorg.com/

    I might have new stories coming out soon - I made a couple more sales, so I'll try to post in Twitter or something when they go live. Meantime, my latest remains up (for a few more days...?) at: http://www.scigentasy.com/

    As I usually tell ppl, I don't care if you aren't on the list! Come by even if you can only make it for a short time, drop by when you want, leave when you're ready. Make the most of the mtg and get your words in! = D

    April 20, 2014

  • Janey S.

    I can't be there the whole time but I'll come for what I can.

    April 20, 2014

    • Arley

      great! get a few words in hopefully!

      April 20, 2014

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