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Shut Up & Write!™ Carmichael
DON'T MISS OUT! Be sure to check the "Discussions" tab just under the "SHUT UP & WRITE!" banner above, then go to the "More" drop-down menu selecting "Discussions" for full announcements of other writing-related events in the greater Sacramento area. You will see progress in your writing by spending the minimum of a single hour per week on it. This is your practice/focus time, so we hope to see you there. Join other writers for an hour of focused writing! 8:30 - Arrival and getting seats, drinks, etc. 8:40 - Quick introductions and start writing 9:45 (Approx.) - Finish up and have a brief check-in If you arrive late, please quietly take a seat and begin writing. At the end of the session, make sure you check in and let the event host know you showed up. PLEASE NOTE: Any coffee shop can be busy and noisy in the mornings so you may want to consider bringing noise-canceling headphones as well as a sweater/sweatshirt in case the air conditioning proves to be excessive. Also, the chairs and benches are unpadded, so bring a cushion if this bothers you. Insight Coffee is a high-end coffee shop offering all the usual coffee and tea beverages along with a selection of excellent pastries and granola. Insight Coffee is happy to host our group. Purchases are not required for participation, but please support their business where possible with food and beverage purchases and tips for staff. After the writing session is over, feel free to stay and keep writing and/or getting to know one another. If you're spending too much time THINKING about writing, come and join us for a session of focused writing. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Notes: Electrical outlets are few so please come with a fully chargesd battery where possible if you write on a computer or tablet.

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Shut Up & Write!™ is more than a movement, more than a good idea. We’re a method of writing that delivers. As an international organization, we are thousands of writers in a worldwide community, but most importantly, we are writers who write together in a local cafe. Join us.

We have events every week, all over. Sometimes we talk after. Whatever you’re writing, whatever form it takes, wherever you are in your process, you won’t be the only one.

And if you need help with your writing, we offer that too.
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It is an empowering and rewarding experience to write an hour each week, at the same time and place. It serves as powerful support for building your daily writing discipline.

RSVP and please arrive 10–15 minutes early to get settled. At the Meetup our Organizer will lead introductions and then everyone will sit down and write.

Afterwards, feel free to get to know each other. Members often talk about their successes and challenges as writers. The Shut Up & Write!™ format brings a social facet to a normally isolated craft.

Our Meetups are a safe space for writers to work on their craft. No one will read or critique your writing.

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.“ - Gloria Steinem

This is your time to write.

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