The Write Club held its first meeting Sept. 11 at the Delaware Technical College Owens Campus for faculty, students, and alumni who enjoy using writing as a creative outlet to express themselves.
The club was started by Michael Blaine and Jennifer Morley, both English instructors at Delaware Tech, after noticing students finished with the Creative Writing class still wanted to work on their writing.
Blaine said he is looking forward to the future of the club and what the meetings will hold as he hopes to offer moral support and help young writers looking to improve.
“We will do many writings in the club, and hopefully we will be able to share, inspire, and get you moving to create great writing,” Blaine said.
Morley said the thing about the club is having to start new after every meeting to keep the club moving with new topics to write about.
“My only frustrations are that everyone goes home with something they are excited about, but aren’t finished,” said Morley, “and we have to come in the next week and start again.”
Ryan Czyzia, a write club member, said he is looking forward to helping gain a different perspective on his writing.
“I want to improve my writing,” Czyzia said, “I want to create stories and put more detail into them. I want to see what other people think and hear their feedback to improve from it.”
Meetings will be held twice a month with writing exercises and prompts for everyone to take part in.
For those who are interested in joining the Write Club or would like more information, email Michael Blaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Write Club member writes down ideas for a future story. Photo by J. Ruark.