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.
Becky's writing group has meant a lot to her. She loves the energy and synchronicity of using the generative process in the writing group to take her creativity to new heights. A longtime educator, poet and essayist, Becky draws the inspiration for her writing from the magic and wisdom of being present in the world. The strength and beauty of people continue to amaze her, and their guidance has been her best teacher. Her book, co-authored with Lucy Adkins, Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life, won the 2014 Silver Independent Publishers Award in Writing/Publishing. Visit www.writeincommunity.com to view her blog and find posts about the writing life, inspiring writing exercises, and more.
When we invite silence into our lives, we leave behind our struggles and frustrations, and open to life's greatest mysteries. We learn to accept that the universe is working on our behalf, and that we are co-creators with the divine. A certain kind of knowing is waiting for us, and all we have to do is trust.
Writing in Community
Each of us comes to his or her ideas and stories, first through deep mindfulness in which we become completely absorbed in the object of our attention, and then an emptying. Emptying of the day’s frustrations, the endless scripts playing in our minds, the coffee break chatter. We leave behind those concerns of the rational, linear mind and enter the domain of the creative. “The voice of wisdom is inherent within us and willing to guide us when we stop to listen,” Sue Patton Thoele writes. We do not impose our will to make this happen. We do it by “stopping and asking, quieting and listening, trusting and waiting.” We learn to listen with a new heart and accept whatever is offered.