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.
Taking chances means risking - a bit, or a lot. For many of us, whether we risk or not may depend upon our mindset. If we ask ourselves, why bother we won't be successful anyway, we may have a fixed mindset and it's keeping us stuck. If we carry within us a growth mindset - we never stop trying, we can get better and better - we will have the perseverance to work hard and tackle those writing projects we want to achieve. It doesn't matter what kind of mindset you've had in the past. Today, you can change how you look at your opportunities to grow and your ability to improve. It takes effort but only you can make it happen.
Writing in Community
If we took a moment or two to list our life’s regrets, most of them would involve not the mistakes we’ve made: the wrong job choice, marriage to the wrong person or at the wrong time, but what we have not done—the friendship we could have cultivated, the kind word we could have spoken, the chance we could have taken to develop our talents in art or photography or writing. We have to care in this world—for others and for ourselves, and that means we have to take chances.