Shut Up and Write!

Shut Up and Write! is a regular two-hour get-together, where you prioritise writing over everything else.

Struggling with focus and productivity when working alone? Join us for virtual Shut up and Write! Thursday morning, 10am-12noon, via Collaborate Ultra.

Writing doesn’t need to be a solitary activity. It may seem counterintuitive, but writing in the company of others can provide a great boost to your productivity and focus. Shut Up and Write! (SUAW) is a social writing experience, providing a supportive group environment where everyone can focus on their writing.

What is Shut Up and Write!?

  • A supportive group writing session – write with a bunch of people who have writing goals just like you do
  • Writing is broken up into short bursts of 25 minutes with a break in between (The Pomodoro Technique). Rinse and repeat for a couple of hours and you might be surprised how much you get done!

What Shut Up and Write! is not

  • A taught course or educational session on how to write – check out resources in PhD Up Online and the Library for research writing workshops and support
  • Competitive, ego-filled or critical. Just come along (virtually) and write with us in a friendly environment.

Date, time and how to join in

Date and time: 10am-12noon Thursdays

What if this time doesn't suit me?

We understand that not everyone is able to join us for this session – you may have other meetings, childcare or other responsibilities that mean that Thursday mornings are no good for you.

If this is you and you’d like to participate in virtual Shut Up and Write! sessions, feel free to let us know what times suit you by emailing

We can’t accommodation everyone’s preferences but may be able to offer an alternative time for SUAW sessions or provide support for you to set up your own group.



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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.