Shut up and Write! A weekly writing social time for Postdocs.
Increase your writing productivity while socialising with other peers:
Every thursdays 2 – 4 pm, optional upto 5 pm, via Zoom
A safe space for Postdocs (postdoctorates, habilitants, junior research group leaders, associate professors) to work on their writings.
The postdoc network together with the postdoc programme at the Graduate Centre is organising a weekly writing slot to enable postdocs incease their writing productivity while at the same time socialising with other postdocs and extending their support network.
The idea is, whatever you are writing, whatever form it takes, wherever you are in your process, you won’t be alone. Whether it is a paper, book, blog post, script, essay, dissertation, resume, poetry, melody, science fiction or work stuff, you are welcome to join the group.
Bring your writing project and whatever you need to be able to write. We use Zoom to meet, so make sure you have installed it on your device. Join the meeting from a quiet space where you will not be disturbed by noise, phone calls, colleagues, etc. During the meeting, mute yourself when you’re not speaking. It is recommended that everybody mute themselves when writing.
The organizer leads introductions and then everyone quiets down and writes.
- After 10 - 15 minutes of initial chit chat, everybody will just – shut up and write.
- You write for a span of 50 minutes.
- Take a 10 minutes social break for a chit, chat, coffee etc.
- Then write again for another 50 minutes.
- Take another 10 minutes social break before you leave or join those who wish to remain longer and discuss what they have written for anothe 50 Minutes.
- Then everybody leaves
No one will read or critique what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. If you need help with your writing, you can ask in the group during the social break. You can also talk about your successes and challenges at the end. This brings a social element to a normally isolated task of writing and a safe space for Postdocs to work on their writtings while building writing discipline.
It's always more fun and a lot more productive to write in the company of other writers. Sign up to get the link of the online meeting by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then You can login and write together with others. You do not have to confirm or cancel attendance. It should not be a hassle but fun, as much fun as writing can be, much more together.
Important: This is a free space to cooperate and share (writting company, holding yourself accountable, finding a writing buddy, etc.), no peer pressure, use it the way you would benefit most from it. Come when you can, leave when you must.
Every Thursday, 2 - 4 pm, optional upto 5 pm, via Zoom!