I had the chance to facilitate a Shut Up and Write session with the Quebec Writer’s Federation this weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The combination of the getting out of your normal workspace, plus a feeling of commitment to the other people who have shown up to work, and the pacing of focused work and structured breaks really works for me. The QWF sadly has them on hold until January, but I may organize my own in the meantime. Anticafe seems an option, or one of the communal work spaces in Montreal, as long as there are enough consistent attendees to split the cost into something reasonable.