What we're about

We’re looking for hosts to start more in-person events! Go to https://shutupwrite.com/organizers to sign up.

For online events, check out our Online Events Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents.

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, an hour of focused writing, and a final check-in to share the hour's 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, or email us at questions@shutupwrite.com. To learn more about our events, check out our Getting Started Guide at https://shutupwrite.com/getting-started-guide.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write® - Gaithersburg

Needs a location

Come by for an hour of evening writing with fellow creative folks. 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, join us 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:
6:30 - quick check-in - what will you work on?
6:40 - shut up and write for 1 hour
7:40 - quick check-in - how did it go? Feel free to keep writing.

BRING:
Whatever you need to be able to write!

ONLINE LINK:
If you can't make it in person and still want to join in, use the link below!
https://meet.jit.si/GaithersburgWriters

Shut Up & Write® - Gaithersburg

Needs a location

Come by for an hour of evening writing with fellow creative folks. 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, join us 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:
6:30 - quick check-in - what will you work on?
6:40 - shut up and write for 1 hour
7:40 - quick check-in - how did it go? Feel free to keep writing.

BRING:
Whatever you need to be able to write!

ONLINE LINK:
If you can't make it in person and still want to join in, use the link below!
https://meet.jit.si/GaithersburgWriters

Shut Up & Write® - Gaithersburg

Needs a location

Come by for an hour of evening writing with fellow creative folks. 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, join us 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:
6:30 - quick check-in - what will you work on?
6:40 - shut up and write for 1 hour
7:40 - quick check-in - how did it go? Feel free to keep writing.

BRING:
Whatever you need to be able to write!

ONLINE LINK:
If you can't make it in person and still want to join in, use the link below!
https://meet.jit.si/GaithersburgWriters

Shut Up & Write® - Gaithersburg

Needs a location

Come by for an hour of evening writing with fellow creative folks. 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, join us 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:
6:30 - quick check-in - what will you work on?
6:40 - shut up and write for 1 hour
7:40 - quick check-in - how did it go? Feel free to keep writing.

BRING:
Whatever you need to be able to write!

ONLINE LINK:
If you can't make it in person and still want to join in, use the link below!
https://meet.jit.si/GaithersburgWriters

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Shut Up & Write® - Gaithersburg

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