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.
Writers embody their stories because the narrative of hope and sorrow is part of everyone's journey. We cannot escape it. When we feel a tug, a resonance, our bodies are being summoned to speak, to write. And write we must, writers always want to experience more than they do.
Writing in Community
The poems we write and the stories we tell connect us to the ages, because they are universal. They are stories of love and loss, injustice and the beauty of being alive in the world, and when we write, we shape our own versions and offer up our unique perceptions. We turn to art when our hearts are near to bursting. We feel deeply and take in the world around us, seeing every caterpillar, hearing the music of leaves, and noticing that small blue star in the sky. For how can we write an authentic song or story without first feeling its resonance?