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  • Shut Up & Write!™ - Gaithersburg

    Barking Mad cafe

    Come by for an hour of evening writing with fellow creative folks at a great local cafe. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, come by for an hour of focused writing. Why is Shut Up & Write(!) so effective? (http://arsenalofwords.com/2015/10/14/why-i-shut-up-write/) SCHEDULE: 7:30 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 7:40 - shut up and write for 1 hour 8:40 - quick check-in - how did it go? Feel free to keep writing. Barking Mad closes at 9:00pm. BRING: Whatever you need to be able to write! Add headphones if you prefer your own soundtrack to the cafe’s music or typical noise. MISC: Barking Mad has fast WiFi and several outlets. Take Exit 11 off of I-270 if you're driving. There's street parking all around. Please thank our hosts by purchasing a delicious beverage or snack.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ - Virtual Edition

    Online event

    In the pre-COVID-19 world, I host ShutUp&Write at the West End Public Library in D.C. Let's meet via WebEx. It will be sort of like our meetings at the library - except we can mute everyone during the writing. LOL We'll be together - apart. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, log in for an hour of focused writing. SCHEDULE: 10:00 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 10:15 - shut up and write for 1 hour 11:15 - quick check-in - how did it go? BRING: A computer with webcam and whatever you need to be able to write (pen, paper, etc!). No matter where you're sheltering in place, you are welcome - you need not be a West End participant! P.S. If you've never used WebEx, give yourself a few extra minutes to download the app. P.P.S. We'll be meeting virtually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. until further notice.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ - Virtual Edition

    Online event

    In the pre-COVID-19 world, I host ShutUp&Write at the West End Public Library in D.C. Let's meet via WebEx. It will be sort of like our meetings at the library - except we can mute everyone during the writing. LOL We'll be together - apart. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, log in for an hour of focused writing. SCHEDULE: 10:00 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 10:15 - shut up and write for 1 hour 11:15 - quick check-in - how did it go? BRING: A computer with webcam and whatever you need to be able to write (pen, paper, etc!). No matter where you're sheltering in place, you are welcome - you need not be a West End participant! P.S. If you've never used WebEx, give yourself a few extra minutes to download the app. P.P.S. We'll be meeting virtually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. until further notice.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ - Virtual Edition

    Online event

    In the pre-COVID-19 world, I host ShutUp&Write at the West End Public Library in D.C. Let's meet via WebEx. It will be sort of like our meetings at the library - except we can mute everyone during the writing. LOL We'll be together - apart. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, log in for an hour of focused writing. SCHEDULE: 10:00 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 10:15 - shut up and write for 1 hour 11:15 - quick check-in - how did it go? BRING: A computer with webcam and whatever you need to be able to write (pen, paper, etc!). No matter where you're sheltering in place, you are welcome - you need not be a West End participant! P.S. If you've never used WebEx, give yourself a few extra minutes to download the app. P.P.S. We'll be meeting virtually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. until further notice.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ - Gaithersburg

    Barking Mad cafe

    Come by for an hour of evening writing with fellow creative folks at a great local cafe. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, come by for an hour of focused writing. Why is Shut Up & Write(!) so effective? (http://arsenalofwords.com/2015/10/14/why-i-shut-up-write/) SCHEDULE: 7:30 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 7:40 - shut up and write for 1 hour 8:40 - quick check-in - how did it go? Feel free to keep writing. Barking Mad closes at 9:00pm. BRING: Whatever you need to be able to write! Add headphones if you prefer your own soundtrack to the cafe’s music or typical noise. MISC: Barking Mad has fast WiFi and several outlets. Take Exit 11 off of I-270 if you're driving. There's street parking all around. Please thank our hosts by purchasing a delicious beverage or snack.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ - Virtual Edition

    Online event

    In the pre-COVID-19 world, I host ShutUp&Write at the West End Public Library in D.C. Let's meet via WebEx. It will be sort of like our meetings at the library - except we can mute everyone during the writing. LOL We'll be together - apart. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, log in for an hour of focused writing. SCHEDULE: 10:00 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 10:15 - shut up and write for 1 hour 11:15 - quick check-in - how did it go? BRING: A computer with webcam and whatever you need to be able to write (pen, paper, etc!). No matter where you're sheltering in place, you are welcome - you need not be a West End participant! P.S. If you've never used WebEx, give yourself a few extra minutes to download the app. P.P.S. We'll be meeting virtually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. until further notice.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ - Virtual Edition

    Online event

    In the pre-COVID-19 world, I host ShutUp&Write at the West End Public Library in D.C. Let's meet via WebEx. It will be sort of like our meetings at the library - except we can mute everyone during the writing. LOL We'll be together - apart. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, log in for an hour of focused writing. SCHEDULE: 10:00 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 10:15 - shut up and write for 1 hour 11:15 - quick check-in - how did it go? BRING: A computer with webcam and whatever you need to be able to write (pen, paper, etc!). No matter where you're sheltering in place, you are welcome - you need not be a West End participant! P.S. If you've never used WebEx, give yourself a few extra minutes to download the app. P.P.S. We'll be meeting virtually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. until further notice.

  • Shut Up & Write!™ - Virtual Edition

    Online event

    In the pre-COVID-19 world, I host ShutUp&Write at the West End Public Library in D.C. Let's meet via WebEx. It will be sort of like our meetings at the library - except we can mute everyone during the writing. LOL We'll be together - apart. Everyone works on their own thing, no obligation to share—just show up and make any kind of words happen. If you're spending too much time thinking about writing, log in for an hour of focused writing. SCHEDULE: 10:00 - quick check-in - what will you work on? 10:15 - shut up and write for 1 hour 11:15 - quick check-in - how did it go? BRING: A computer with webcam and whatever you need to be able to write (pen, paper, etc!). No matter where you're sheltering in place, you are welcome - you need not be a West End participant! P.S. If you've never used WebEx, give yourself a few extra minutes to download the app. P.P.S. We'll be meeting virtually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. until further notice.