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.
Sometimes we think life just happens to us, and we become victims in our thinking. When we write authentically, we are taking charge, taking responsibility, directing our lives to what we write and share. Writing authentically empowers us and we become more confident and engaged with ourselves and our world.
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What this means for writers is that when we live true to ourselves and allow our souls’ expression, something powerful begins to happen: our river, the very juice of our creative existence begins to flow. Submerged words spool out and we feel the first wonderful inklings that what we write is true and good; we are affirmed both as creators and as authentic men and women. Our search for authenticity serves our writing, and oh, happy day, our writing serves our search for authenticity. The centers of our souls stretch for greater expression in every part of our lives, and we can begin to examine more ways in which our worlds can be what we want them to be.