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.
Lucy Adkins grew up in rural Nebraska, attended country schools, the University of Nebraska and received her degree from Auburn University in Alabama. Her poetry has been published in various journals and magazines which include Rhino, Red Wheelbarrow, Northeast, South Dakota Review, Concho River Review, and several anthologies including Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, Women Write Resistance,Crazy Woman Creek, and the Poets Against the War anthology. Her chapbook, One Life Shining: Addie Finch, Farmwife, was published in 2007 by Pudding House Press, and her non-fiction book, Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life, co-written with Becky Breed, was published by WriteLife in 2013. She also co-writes a blog of encouragement and inspiration for writers which can be found at www.writeincommunity.com.
Too many times in this life, we may be on the outside looking in. That was me in my early writing days--wanting to belong to a writing group, be part of a tribe and grow. I wrote Writing in Community to show how this can become a reality, and how a good generative writing group can help transform your writing and your life.
Writing in Community
A good writing group can be a safe place, a hideaway from the strictures of the world, where magic is allowed and encouraged to happen, and where nurturing, spirit-freeing relationships can evolve. We are accepted for who we are and can become again the genuine people we were meant to be. And we find ourselves able to write more freely. Haltingly, perhaps, at first, but as we begin to trust in the group, more and more we let the child within emerge. The journey to become the most genuine and creative writers we can be is the work of our entire lives. It is best we do it in good company.