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Shut Up & Write hosts free in-person and online writing events for writers all over the world. Our goal is to ensure that every writer, regardless of genre or skill level, has access to the community, accountability, and resources they need to be successful in their personal writing goals. Our events use our proven formula: a few minutes of introductions, a period of focused writing, and a final check-in to share our progress.

What to Expect

RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get settled at an in-person event. Our host will lead introductions and then everyone will write for a quiet, focused period of time.

Afterward, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. Our events are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. No one will read or critique your writing.

For more information, visit https://shutupwrite.com.

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Shut Up & Write!® Downtown Belton

AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 6pm on Thursday evenings in Downtown Belton.

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
6:00pm - Quick introductions
6:20pm - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
7:20pm - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7:20pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea this Thursday!

What Should I Bring?

  • Whatever you need to be able to write!
  • Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
  • Make sure your pencils are sharpened and/or your laptop or tablet is all charged up and ready to go!

Other Important Details:

  • AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea does have WiFi.
  • TRAVEL / PARKING: You may park on the street or in any of the free lots in front, behind, or down the street from the cafe.
  • SEATING INFORMATION: We will be inside the cafe on the lower or upper level. Just look for our Shut Up & Write! sign on the table.
  • GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

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Shut Up & Write!® Downtown Belton

AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 6pm on Thursday evenings in Downtown Belton.

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
6:00pm - Quick introductions
6:20pm - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
7:20pm - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7:20pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea this Thursday!

What Should I Bring?

  • Whatever you need to be able to write!
  • Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
  • Make sure your pencils are sharpened and/or your laptop or tablet is all charged up and ready to go!

Other Important Details:

  • AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea does have WiFi.
  • TRAVEL / PARKING: You may park on the street or in any of the free lots in front, behind, or down the street from the cafe.
  • SEATING INFORMATION: We will be inside the cafe on the lower or upper level. Just look for our Shut Up & Write! sign on the table.
  • GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!® Downtown Belton

AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 6pm on Thursday evenings in Downtown Belton.

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
6:00pm - Quick introductions
6:20pm - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
7:20pm - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7:20pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea this Thursday!

What Should I Bring?

  • Whatever you need to be able to write!
  • Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
  • Make sure your pencils are sharpened and/or your laptop or tablet is all charged up and ready to go!

Other Important Details:

  • AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea does have WiFi.
  • TRAVEL / PARKING: You may park on the street or in any of the free lots in front, behind, or down the street from the cafe.
  • SEATING INFORMATION: We will be inside the cafe on the lower or upper level. Just look for our Shut Up & Write! sign on the table.
  • GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

Shut Up & Write!® Downtown Belton

AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 6pm on Thursday evenings in Downtown Belton.

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.

SCHEDULE:
6:00pm - Quick introductions
6:20pm - Timer starts: write for 1 hour
7:20pm - The End: chat, take off, or keep writing

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 7:20pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

BEING LATE IS OKAY: Just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.

Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea this Thursday!

What Should I Bring?

  • Whatever you need to be able to write!
  • Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
  • Make sure your pencils are sharpened and/or your laptop or tablet is all charged up and ready to go!

Other Important Details:

  • AR•U•SHA Coffee & Tea does have WiFi.
  • TRAVEL / PARKING: You may park on the street or in any of the free lots in front, behind, or down the street from the cafe.
  • SEATING INFORMATION: We will be inside the cafe on the lower or upper level. Just look for our Shut Up & Write! sign on the table.
  • GUIDELINES: Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.

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