The Learning Centre's 'Shut Up and Write' Cafe Group is on winter hiatus. However, why not start your own writing group? Grab a few interested colleagues, get that PhD moving and get writing! Start the year or the new term you mean to end it – make writing a routine part of your life
Writing with others can help you focus and stay motivated. You’ll be amazed at how much you can achieve in a short time: you may even build a habit of regular writing that will stand you in good stead throughout your research project.
The Learning Centre recommends HDR writers form groups of 3 to 5 to meet on a regular basis. The idea is that you ‘shut up and write’ for an hour.
Choose a warm, dry place where you can sit in comfort and without too many distrations:
If you’re interested, you can read how Shut up and Write! originated in the San Francisco Bay area and how it’s been taken up in countries all around the world. Here are some references: and Mewburn, I., Osborne, L. & Caldwell, G. (2014) ‘Shut up & Write: Some surprising uses of cafés and crowds in doctoral writing’ In C. Aitchison & C. Guerin (eds) Writing groups for doctoral education and beyond: Innovations in practice and theory Oxon: Routledge.