What we're about

For more virtual events, join our Online Events Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/shutupandwriteonlineevents/

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.

Want to know more? Check us out: www.shutupwrite.com. Or get in touch: questions@shutupwrite.com.

Meetup Event Format

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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Shut Up & Write!® Early morning 90-min writing | Online

IST - 6:00 AM , CEST 5:00AM , PST - 8:00 PM, AEDT- 3:00 PM

https://meet.jit.si/ShutUpWriteTA
Password:[masked]
We're going online with Jitsi. You don't have to download the app for Windows and registration is also not needed If you won't download the phone app.

This Meetup is for anyone who wants to start the day with focused writing and finds it helpful to have other people around.

You can join us from anywhere in the globe event if the time suits your schedule. Join whenever you can and leave whenever you're ready.
We can get on with work in silence while having the support of other members of the group to keep us going.

It doesn't really matter what kind of work you are doing: whether it's a writing project: be it a short story, novel, poem, memoir, thesis, a manifesto, book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, journal writing or just plain work stuff. Working together seems to help us get more done.

Please do keep your video on and mute your mic. Feel free to have your own personal short breaks.

We will do a brief intro for those who arrive on time. If you arrive after the intro time, just wave and post the project you're working on on the chat. Please post your progress if you leave before the meetup ends. When we are finished, chat a bit about your writing if the spirit strikes you or sign off.

This is a very casual group, the goal is to provide silent partnership and support to get work/writing done.

Suggested timeline (IDT):

6:00 am Brief Introductions (your name, the project you're working on, or your goal for the day).
6:10 am- 7:40 am (90 minutes): Shut up and Write! During this marathon, feel free to take your own personal small breaks.

Hope to see you on screen!

Shut Up & Write!® Early morning 90-min writing | Online

IST - 6:00 AM , CEST 5:00AM , PST - 8:00 PM, AEDT- 3:00 PM

https://meet.jit.si/ShutUpWriteTA
Password:[masked]
We're going online with Jitsi. You don't have to download the app for Windows and registration is also not needed If you won't download the phone app.

This Meetup is for anyone who wants to start the day with focused writing and finds it helpful to have other people around.

You can join us from anywhere in the globe event if the time suits your schedule. Join whenever you can and leave whenever you're ready.
We can get on with work in silence while having the support of other members of the group to keep us going.

It doesn't really matter what kind of work you are doing: whether it's a writing project: be it a short story, novel, poem, memoir, thesis, a manifesto, book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, journal writing or just plain work stuff. Working together seems to help us get more done.

Please do keep your video on and mute your mic. Feel free to have your own personal short breaks.

We will do a brief intro for those who arrive on time. If you arrive after the intro time, just wave and post the project you're working on on the chat. Please post your progress if you leave before the meetup ends. When we are finished, chat a bit about your writing if the spirit strikes you or sign off.

This is a very casual group, the goal is to provide silent partnership and support to get work/writing done.

Suggested timeline (IDT):

6:00 am Brief Introductions (your name, the project you're working on, or your goal for the day).
6:10 am- 7:40 am (90 minutes): Shut up and Write! During this marathon, feel free to take your own personal small breaks.

Hope to see you on screen!

Shut Up & Write!® Early morning 90-min writing | Online

IST - 6:00 AM , CEST 5:00AM , PST - 8:00 PM, AEDT- 3:00 PM

https://meet.jit.si/ShutUpWriteTA
Password:[masked]
We're going online with Jitsi. You don't have to download the app for Windows and registration is also not needed If you won't download the phone app.

This Meetup is for anyone who wants to start the day with focused writing and finds it helpful to have other people around.

You can join us from anywhere in the globe event if the time suits your schedule. Join whenever you can and leave whenever you're ready.
We can get on with work in silence while having the support of other members of the group to keep us going.

It doesn't really matter what kind of work you are doing: whether it's a writing project: be it a short story, novel, poem, memoir, thesis, a manifesto, book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, journal writing or just plain work stuff. Working together seems to help us get more done.

Please do keep your video on and mute your mic. Feel free to have your own personal short breaks.

We will do a brief intro for those who arrive on time. If you arrive after the intro time, just wave and post the project you're working on on the chat. Please post your progress if you leave before the meetup ends. When we are finished, chat a bit about your writing if the spirit strikes you or sign off.

This is a very casual group, the goal is to provide silent partnership and support to get work/writing done.

Suggested timeline (IDT):

6:00 am Brief Introductions (your name, the project you're working on, or your goal for the day).
6:10 am- 7:40 am (90 minutes): Shut up and Write! During this marathon, feel free to take your own personal small breaks.

Hope to see you on screen!

Shut Up & Write!® Early morning 90-min writing | Online

IST - 6:00 AM , CEST 5:00AM , PST - 8:00 PM, AEDT- 3:00 PM

https://meet.jit.si/ShutUpWriteTA
Password:[masked]
We're going online with Jitsi. You don't have to download the app for Windows and registration is also not needed If you won't download the phone app.

This Meetup is for anyone who wants to start the day with focused writing and finds it helpful to have other people around.

You can join us from anywhere in the globe event if the time suits your schedule. Join whenever you can and leave whenever you're ready.
We can get on with work in silence while having the support of other members of the group to keep us going.

It doesn't really matter what kind of work you are doing: whether it's a writing project: be it a short story, novel, poem, memoir, thesis, a manifesto, book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, journal writing or just plain work stuff. Working together seems to help us get more done.

Please do keep your video on and mute your mic. Feel free to have your own personal short breaks.

We will do a brief intro for those who arrive on time. If you arrive after the intro time, just wave and post the project you're working on on the chat. Please post your progress if you leave before the meetup ends. When we are finished, chat a bit about your writing if the spirit strikes you or sign off.

This is a very casual group, the goal is to provide silent partnership and support to get work/writing done.

Suggested timeline (IDT):

6:00 am Brief Introductions (your name, the project you're working on, or your goal for the day).
6:10 am- 7:40 am (90 minutes): Shut up and Write! During this marathon, feel free to take your own personal small breaks.

Hope to see you on screen!

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