JACKSONVILLE, OREGON! Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 9 AM on Thursday mornings.
Be it 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.
Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.
9:00 - quick intros.
9:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
10:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing.
GUIDELINES: Come a few minutes early to get settled and meet people. Once we start at 9:15, it's okay to come in late, but please find a seat and just get going on whatever you are working on. Part of how we stay productive and focused is by working for an hour in silence. Our sense of community seems to grow especially strong because of this practice!
Secret to finishing your writing? Showing up to write.
Shut Up & Write! ™ hosts free weekly events nation-wide where you can get your writing done, alongside other writers in your local community. We welcome anyone who needs to write, for any kind of project.
By dedicating a single hour each week, you’ll see progress in your writing project and develop the discipline needed to finish.
LOCATION: Rebel Heart Books has generously offered to open their doors to us before the store opens, so there is a quiet atmosphere conducive to good concentration. There are three great coffee shops in the vicinity. BYOB! (Bring your own beverage.) Then find us at 157 W. California Street,
Jacksonville, OR 97530. (541) 702-2665 EVERY THURSDAY: 9-10:15 AM. This weekly Writing group is free.
• There will be only limited access to power outlets for laptops - please come with your laptops pre-charged. There is free wifi available.
TRAVEL/PARKING: There is usually street parking available, as long as there are no other events on the day. Otherwise, there is additional parking behind the same block or in the lot near the library.
OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10.15am. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a vitalizing experience!
BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled, then check-in after the session. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.
Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at our Jacksonville Shut Up & Write Group!