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.
Oh, how we wish we could explain that electrical charge, that lightning bolt moment, when our writing takes off - and we're writing like mad. We don't know if it's a higher power working in tandem with us, or we're allowing our greatest creative spirit to spill out into the world. Whatever it is, we are grateful for it.
Writing in Community
We are co-creators in our work, the most sparkling, insightful, joyful, the most profound of our writing coming into being when we work in company with a higher power. We can work and slog along and churn out words to line up in a row, and in so doing produce acceptable results, but when we are inspired by a particular thought or image, the human and the divine are brought together to make something magnificent. We play our part: bringing to the writing our individual histories, the myths we hold on to, our passions and our sorrows, but it is when we involve the “something that cannot be explained” that we achieve to the greatest of our abilities.