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.
The act of writing is a creating and also, a following: of the wisdom, insight and courage of others who have struggled to lead a full existence and have never been recognized. As writers, it is our responsibility to share their stories, to ask questions and to have no peace until the questions are answered.
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It is also our duty, as writers, to bear witness. Mary Ann grew up in a rural community amongst a number of strong, hard-working women who were the very heart and souls of their families’ lives, but who were never recognized. Time after time, Mary Ann said, she found herself writing about these women, telling their stories. She was bearing witness to the truth of their lives. William Faulkner wrote about blacks and whites living together in the south—the pain, the injustices, the occasional glories they lived out.