You know what makes me more productive? Peer pressure. That’s why I’ve set up Ink Club, a new venture that’s going to begin on August 19th.
The idea behind Ink Club is to give writers, artists and creative people of all types, the peer pressure nudge to sit down and actually be productive! (wow!) We’ll combine focused Creative Time with breaks for socializing with the goal of making progress on our creative projects.
If you’re in the Vancouver and surrounding area and are interested, we’re holding Ink Club at La Fontana Cafe, also know as Nerd Headquarters, on the corner of Hastings and Boundary. You can check out our Facebook group HERE or find us on MeetUp at Nerd HQ HERE. So far I’ve got about a dozen people planning on coming. The more, the merrier, I say. I need all the peer pressure I can get.
Here’s the format we’re going to try for our first meeting:
5:45pm to 6:30pm: Free time to arrive at the Cafe, eat, drink and socialize before getting creative.
6:30pm-7:15pm: Creative Time!
7:15pm-7:30pm: Time for a break and socializing. (or feel free to continue working right through the break if you’re on a roll!)
7:30pm-8:15pm: Creative Time!
8:15pm: Time to perhaps share what we’ve been working on and say our good-byes until next time.
First rule of Ink Club, you don’t talk during Creative Time! Okay, there can be talking, but the goal is to keep it to a minimum to create a quiet, focused environment. I’m hoping this first attempt is a success and we can start meeting on a regular basis. Increased productivity? Socializing with other artists? I feel a win coming on, but we’ll see!