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.
We wrote this segment of the book because we know it matters how men and women live out their lives. For those who find meaning and purpose, there's a sense of authenticity and truth in how they meet the world. It takes great courage and a willingness to listen in the deepest ways to the quiet voices inside.
Writing in Community
My father was an alcoholic and our relationship was often acrimonious; nonetheless, I was profoundly impacted by his death.” He sought counseling and in doing the challenging work of personal discovery, found that his definition of himself—as established by traditional societal roles for men—was limiting the way he saw his life. What he wanted was real power, the power of self knowledge, and began uncovering dormant inner “selves” that were struggling for recognition. As a result, he made a difficult job change and became a passionate pursuer of his enthusiasms—developing community within his new place of employment, and writing articles and essays on living the virtuous life and the need for social responsibility in the workplace. Dan changed his story, finding what was true for him, and living it.