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Eau Claire (WQOW) - A local woman with a passion for
writing is helping others with their craft. She started a group where artists
from around the area can come and share their work with each other.
"I like to write,
and so the more I talked about that I liked to write, the more I ran into
people that also like to write. So I thought "There's got to be a writing
club around here, we have so many writers in this city...and there weren't any
writing clubs!" So I thought "Well, I should start one," said
Aimee Johnson of Eau Claire.
So she did, forming a group called "Write
Club" this summer.
"We have writers of
all stages, all ages. We have older writers, we have younger writers, we have
writers that write poetry, we have writers that write novels. We have some
writers that are published, and other writers that have actually never written
yet, they just want to be a writer. So they came here to sort of get an idea of
what a writer does," Johnson said.
On the first and third Sunday of
each month, the group gets together for a couple of hours at Half Moon Tea in Eau Claire to share their
work, and their thoughts.
"It's great to
share your stuff with a really supportive friend who is always going to say
"Yeah, that's great," but its also good to share it with somebody who
can say "Yeah, that part was a little sloppy," or "Maybe you need
a little more description in this area," and that helps you grow as a
writer," said Johnson.
"Getting to hear
their writing, it also helps you to fine tune your craft because you'll
recognize things they're doing that you also see that you're doing when you're
writing. So it kind of helps along those lines too," said Eau Claire's Matthew Matz.
The authors also have a chance to
see into another writer's method to the madness.
to the process, you know, because writing can very much often be a lonely
thing. You just are at your house on your computer by yourself writing and
writing and writing. And hours and hours have gone by, and you need to connect
with people. It's just so much more fun to connect with people who are in that
same type of process," said Patricia Hawkenson.
There is no membership fee to join.
Writers of any kind of work are encouraged to drop by and offer up their work
and their opinions. The group meets 12:30 to 2:30 on the first and third Sunday
of each month.
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Chippewa Valley (WQOW) - A roadside problem in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties is being addressed, after months of neglect. Two men are playing catch up to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractorMore >>
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Madison (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed the state budget on a 55-42 vote. The vote came abruptly on Wednesday after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments. Democratic MinorityMore >>
The vote came abruptly after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
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