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.
How do we cultivate creativity amidst the busy-ness and chaos? We must examine how we spend the important resource of time. If we see challenges as ways to thrive, and look for new experiences - different people to meet - and other ways to pinch out time to write and create, you'll find the gift of creativity waiting for you on your doorstep.
Writing in Community
Creativity doesn’t just happen. We must reach for it, cultivate it, and allow time for it in our lives. And therein lies the rub. We cry that we don’t have enough time; we complain and moan and groan that we’re always so busy. As a society, as individual men and women, we want to spend our precious hours and minutes doing work that we feel is meaningful and important, and spending time with those we care about—our children and our beloveds. As Julia Cameron reminds us, however, our creative selves are our children, our spirit artist selves are our beloveds, and they suffer if we neglect them. Busy-ness is no excuse. We must find time, and we can.