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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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write!™ – ONLINE

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Join us for an hour of writing! 11:30am CST Friday mornings for a lunch-hour session offered online.

Work on any writing project - 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.

The purpose of this group is to sit in your writing seat and do you writing - with the support and accountability of being present with other writers.

Here's what you can expect if you join us for our Friday MeetUps:

• 11:30am - quick intros & set-up
• 11:40am - timer starts and the writing hour begins
• 12:40pm - the end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to chat, or take off, you can always continue writing

If you'd like to join the virtual session via ZOOM, please see the link that appears when you RSVP to attend.

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 12:50pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

Also, JOINING LATE IS OKAY. Just log in and get settled, then check-in with Jackie after the session. (She’ll be the person designated as the online event host.)

Happy writing!

Shut Up & Write!™ – ONLINE

Link visible for attendees

Join us for an hour of writing! 11:30am CST Friday mornings for a lunch-hour session offered online.

Work on any writing project - 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.

The purpose of this group is to sit in your writing seat and do you writing - with the support and accountability of being present with other writers.

Here's what you can expect if you join us for our Friday MeetUps:

• 11:30am - quick intros & set-up
• 11:40am - timer starts and the writing hour begins
• 12:40pm - the end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to chat, or take off, you can always continue writing

If you'd like to join the virtual session via ZOOM, please see the link that appears when you RSVP to attend.

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 12:50pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

Also, JOINING LATE IS OKAY. Just log in and get settled, then check-in with Jackie after the session. (She’ll be the person designated as the online event host.)

Happy writing!

Monday Evening Writing - ONLINE!

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Join us for an additional evening writing session! This is an online session to be held on zoom with the link in this Meetup event.

We'll do introductions and share our writing goal for the session (at 5:30), write for 60 minutes with the on-screen countdown timer, and then engage in some (optional) conversation for those interested in a bit more socializing.

Shut Up & Write!™ – ONLINE

Link visible for attendees

Join us for an hour of writing! 11:30am CST Friday mornings for a lunch-hour session offered online.

Work on any writing project - 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.

The purpose of this group is to sit in your writing seat and do you writing - with the support and accountability of being present with other writers.

Here's what you can expect if you join us for our Friday MeetUps:

• 11:30am - quick intros & set-up
• 11:40am - timer starts and the writing hour begins
• 12:40pm - the end of the hour is announced, but if you don't want to chat, or take off, you can always continue writing

If you'd like to join the virtual session via ZOOM, please see the link that appears when you RSVP to attend.

OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 12:50pm. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.

Also, JOINING LATE IS OKAY. Just log in and get settled, then check-in with Jackie after the session. (She’ll be the person designated as the online event host.)

Happy writing!

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Monday Evening Writing - ONLINE!

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