#writeshopweds London

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Keep reading below if you want to learn more about Writeshop Wednesdays.


Contrary to popular belief, writing doesn't have to be a solitary activity.

Whether you're working on a novel, an article, a blog post, a letter, or anything else, Writeshop Wednesdays (#writeshopweds) is an opportunity to carve out some time in your week to write, and to share your ideas and writing with others.

Originally created by Kyle Baptista and Behrouz Hariri in Toronto, and then adapted by Allison Jane Smith in Ottawa, #writeshopweds is now in London, Ontario, and we'd love for you to join us.


Writeshop Wednesdays London take place from 8-9am, every Wednesday, at Locomotive Espresso.

Keep reading below for a description of how it all works. To sign up for the mailing list and get notifications for each #writeshopweds, enter your email in the box below (you'll only get one email a week reminding you of the time and location, promise) or visit our TinyLetter signup page.


The following description of #writeshopweds has been excerpted from Kyle Baptista's post introducing the concept:

One Hour, in the morning.
If there’s one thing we learned with CreativeMornings, it’s that nobody has a breakfast conflict. Evenings are so jam-packed with meet-ups, socials, openings and gatherings that it’s hard to find a time that works for anyone.

Chit-Chat Time
You’re never going to start on time. You’ll introduce yourself to new people, or update old friends on what you’ve been up to, but you also need the time to get a coffee. Depending on the size of the group, allow 10–15 minutes for this settling time.

Idea Sharing
Take the time to talk out your idea. It can be fully developed in your head, or you can make it up as you go along. Talk it through with a partner or two. Let them build off of it, take it in a different direction, cut the idea up or sit quietly in amazement of how perfectly formed in your head it is. Ideally each person in the pair can share for 10 minutes.

Write!
At least 30 minutes of productive writing time. It seems counter-intuitive, especially to an extrovert like me, to bring a group of interesting strangers together to sit quietly in a group and write, but it’s important, and that’s why they’re here… I say this as I sit here quietly trying not to disturb the people around me.

Share
Take the time to sit down with your same partner or someone new and share what you’ve produced. Be it an outline, a finished piece or just a draft. Get some reactions and feedback. It’s the incentive you need to move forward.

Ship
Publish, hit send, or share your piece before the following Wednesday. Share it with us.

Repeat
See you next Wednesday.


WRITESHOP WEDNESDAYS LONDON TAKE PLACE FROM 8-9AM, EVERY WEDNESDAY, AT LOCOMOTIVE ESPRESSO.

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