New Horror Writing Group Forming in the Chippewa Vallee

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By Jeana Conder

Do you enjoy writing about things that go bump in the night? Enjoy mysteries and thrillers? A new horror-writing group in the Chippewa Valley is for you.

This new writing group, founded by Joshua Macmillan, is designed for writers who would like help producing their works. Joshua is interested in helping (co-)produce with others to create stories that elicit the darker side of human emotions. Genres of interest in this group are horror, mystery, thriller, and dystopian, and these works do not have to be fiction. Any non-fiction or memoir style stories will be welcome.   

Joshua is looking for a crowd of writers willing to share their works and become “beta readers” for others. He hopes to have the group edit and critique stories with the hope of promoting finished stories out of this company.

Joshua is a 28-year-old resident of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with roots in San Antonio, Texas. When it comes to horror, he is a lifelong fanatic but an amateur writer, and he wants to learn as much from others as he can. He would also like to help other authors achieve their own writing dreams. Right now, Joshua and his twin brother are collaborating on a graphic novel series, screenplays, a horror fiction series, and what Joshua hopes to be his first novel. His most notable contributions are on the horror website Dread Central.  His goal for the year is to increase his creative output and make writing his career.

If you have similar ambitions to Joshua and would love to be a part of a group of writers with similar interests and objectives, you can contact Joshua at