Writing in Community is a book of inspiration and encouragement for writers who want to reach deep within themselves and write to their fullest potential. There is magic in a successful writing group. This book helps writers tap into that magic, and with gentle wisdom and humor, experience unprecedented breakthroughs in creativity.
Lucy Adkins grew up in rural Nebraska, attended country schools, the University of Nebraska and received her degree from Auburn University in Alabama. Her poetry has been published in various journals and magazines which include Rhino, Red Wheelbarrow, Northeast, South Dakota Review, Concho River Review, and several anthologies including Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, Women Write Resistance,Crazy Woman Creek, and the Poets Against the War anthology. Her chapbook, One Life Shining: Addie Finch, Farmwife, was published in 2007 by Pudding House Press, and her non-fiction book, Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life, co-written with Becky Breed, was published by WriteLife in 2013. She also co-writes a blog of encouragement and inspiration for writers which can be found at www.writeincommunity.com.
Many times in my life, it seems that through synchronicity or luck or being in the right place at the right time, I have found what I have been looking for. Usually this has involved two things: (1) putting voice to what I want, and (2) paying attention when the universe seems to shift in my direction.
Finding a writing group worked that way for me, and so did writing this book!
Writing in Community
Something interesting happens when you put voice to your intentions. When you say out loud to your friends that you would like to be in a writing group, when you write it down on a flyer and put it up for the world to see. That which you wish for somehow comes to pass. Perhaps it is your intentionality in making your dreams come true; perhaps it is the universe shifting its gears on your behalf. Whatever it may be, when you are willing to make yourself vulnerable and speak out loud your deepest longings, you draw closer to realizing them.