Update: Join us at 5.30 pm for a little informal tutorial on using Scrivener! Aiden and Erin will be helping out any Scrivener newbies!
Join us for 1.5-2 hours of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 6:00 on Monday evenings.
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 unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.
6:00 - Show up! Quick hello. Write for 1-1.5 hours
7:30 - Continue to write OR take a break. Take the time to discuss writing, share our writing for critique/feedback, or simply socialize.
8:00 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. The Lanai closes at 9 PM.
OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens earlier before 6 pm OR around 7/7.30 pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes commiserating!) with other writers is a cool thing. We can get to know each other & discuss writing, writing techniques, ideas, and critiques of each other's writings.
BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (Look for Amy with the Shut Up & Write! sign). If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Whatever you need to be able to write!
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you need to block out distractions (it does get noisy in there)
A jacket or sweater (it gets pretty cold in there)
Electrical outlets are hard to come by so it is best to have your laptop charged prior.
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
- The Lanai does have wifi.
- Mondays have happy hour until 6 pm
- I usually try to snag a long table with the comfy leather seats but that's not always possible!
- Look for the small Asian girl with an open Macbook and a folded Shut Up & Write sign!
SAFETY & COMMUNITY:
This Meetup Group is to meet other like-minded writers, write in good company, learn from each other, socialize, network and is to be a fun and SAFE environment. I will NOT hesitate to ban & report you to meetup.com AND report you to local authorities for unwanted attention or any harassment to others!
No Soliciting. Please come with the best intentions and do not use our group as an audience to sell your latest and greatest product/idea/service/invention. We certainly support each other & participate in each other's ventures/projects/fundraisers but we're not a group to be randomly pitched without knowing you.
Writing Tool Discounts: http://genericdreams.com/shut-up-and-write-honolulu/
Live Aloha and Practice Pono!