Introducing the Write Now Club

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

— Kurt Vonnegut, 1974

a monkey typing on a typewriter
Source: Flickr, Heather Fallows’ “Monkeys with Typewriters” (CC BY 2.0)

i, it’s Kairsten. After recently watching Netflix’s show The Midnight Gospel, I decided to start a writing club. In this club, we will exercise our minds by communicating our thoughts and feelings on sundry topics encompassed by the human experience. The working format of the club is as follows:

  1. [0–5 mins] Meet and greet
  2. [6–10 mins] Writing warm-up; stream of consciousness exercise using a random prompt
  3. [11–30 mins] Write about this week’s given topic from the list below
  4. [31–60 mins] Share and discuss
  5. [61–75 mins] Optional post-meeting hangout

The current plan is to meet once every other week at a time that works best for the group given the results of this when2meet survey. While we’re still in the pandemic, we’ll meet on Zoom.

My assumption is people will arrive at these meetings with their own agendas. Some people may want to use the time to journal while others may try to improve their fiction writing or work on their stand-up set. I welcome all motivations for writing to come together and share their works. Thanks for listening, and I hope to see you soon! Email me at kairsten [dot] fay [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions.

Working Topics

Happiness

  • how to live a good life
  • service
  • humility
  • spirituality
  • optimism

Self-awareness

  • kindness
  • self-care
  • travel
  • meditation
  • exercise

Life

  • love
  • self-esteem
  • identity
  • privilege
  • luck
  • pride

Death

  • time
  • waste
  • the body

Occupation

  • money
  • education
  • work ethic

Family

  • marriage
  • children
  • pets

Misc

  • art
  • music

Genre

  • fantasy
  • comedy
  • historical fiction
  • journalism

Software engineer and experimental hobbyist. Currently working at Facebook. Github @kairstenfay