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.``
“Honestly, this is the best thing since butter and honey on warm toast. ”
" I loved it and intend to attend on a regular basis. It was great to be in the company and energy of focused writers. I got a lot of work done on my book and had a blast doing it! ”
“Shut Up and Write has proved to be exactly what I need to make slow, steady progress on my work: a container that encourages self-motivation, combined with social relationships that create a subtle accountability to keep showing up and keep moving forward. ”
“Excellent creative atmosphere with other writers who are very supportive and really take advantage of the focused writing opportunity. ”
“I got a lot of work done during this meet up. After writing for an hour I spoke to other writers and I got a lot of good ideas about publishing. Good people. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who procrastinates and needs somewhere to sit and get work done. ”
“This was a really rad Meetup! Writers supportive of each-other coming together to just be present and WRITE! I can't wait 'til the next Meetup! This was lots of fun! No judgment, no embarrassment, no standards. Just being present and writing! It's so ingenious and novel and yet so simple! And Michael Villanueva's a really fantastic organizer! I love it! 🙂 ”
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?
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.
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.