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.
It's true! A generative writing group helps individuals write more and write more easily, taking everyone to new heights of creativity. Members leave session after session with new pieces of writing. It's also true that members become travelers of the world, pushing off from their common shores together and seeing the beautiful world with tri-colored glasses.
Writing in Community
What happens when we write in community? We begin to see past experiences with new eyes; and through the eyes of others, we may find the group serving as our tool for personal change: learning a new way of reconciling differences, making peace, or even finding love. We are brought to our knees writing about the great human emotions, humbled and exalted in the grandness of our relationships. We may find the ultimate shape of our human connections becoming a function of the words we choose in writing about them. Thus it is that our beliefs about the world—and those in it—are altered when we write.