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Why Shut Up & Write?

You want to write.  We’re here to help.

There are any number of reasons that may be preventing you from finishing your writing project. Whether it’s lack of time or writer’s block – we can get you back on track by following our proven Shut Up & Write! Method.

The first step is to make a commitment to your writing. Whether you’re writing for school, work or you want to be the next best-selling author, developing the discipline to write, consistently, time and time again, is critical to your success.

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.``
-Gloria Steinem
Shut Up & Write! - Overcoming Writing Procrastination
Did you know if you spend one hour per week writing an average of 1,000 words, you can complete the first draft of a 50,000 word novel in one year?

Benefits of Shut Up & Write!

  • Make progress in your writing with a consistent writing routine
  • Learn the discipline needed to FINISH your writing project
  • Make friends with writers in your community
  • Improve your writing craft by attending local events
  • Learn how to suceed in both traditional and self-publishing

How It Works

  • Pick Your Chapter

  • Join Us on Meetup

  • RSVP for an Event

  • Show Up & Write

  • Continue Attending

What Our Writers Say

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

How do I pick a Shut Up & Write! Chapter?

We have Chapters in many cities across the nation and some overseas as well. Find the one nearest to you!

What do I do if there isn’t a Shut Up & Write! in my city?

You can start one! Contact us to find out more about the benefits of being one of our Organizers.

What do I need to bring?

Whatever you need to write with – paper & pen, laptop, ipad, etc. Headphones if you want to avoid the sounds of the cafe. Charged batteries, not all of our locations have outlets.

What happens at a Shut Up & Write! event?  Will I have to share my work with anyone?

Most of our events are productivity focused; everyone shows up together at a cafe and after introductions, we settle in to write for an hour.  No talking, just writers getting together to write. We do not look at what you’ve written, it’s completely up to you if you want to share it with anyone.

What if I’m ready to share my writing or I’m looking for feedback?

We do have events for writers who are ready to take the next step towards publishing, whether that means getting your writing critiqued, working with an editor / writing coach, or simply improving your writing. To hear about the latest Workshops, sign up for our Newsletter or like us on Facebook.

What is the Shut Up & Write! Method and how will it help me with my writing?

We’ve hosted hundreds of events for writers and in talking with our writers, we’ve identified the universal problem areas to keep writers from finishing. Over time, we’ve developed the Method to help writers get past each of these barriers. You’ll get your copy, absolutely free, just for signing up.

How do I join the Shut Up & Write! community?

Sign up for our newsletter here; we never share your information and we won’t email you all the time.  We’re also on Twitter and Facebook.  Or you can always send us a message here.

What does it cost to be part of Shut Up & Write! writers community?

All of our writing events are FREE to attend. Any special events and workshops we host that require a ticket be purchased are because there are costs for us when putting those events together.