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.
Bringing a new piece of writing into the world is bringing in a new creation. We mold and form our creations, they are of our doing - our own stories, our unique perspectives and talents, our ways to channel the creative spirit. And in doing so, we re-create ourselves, extending our own boundaries of how we tell story, of the role of our imagination, and the new edges of truth we learn and offer. We begin to see with different eyes because we are different, transformed by the doing of our own art.
Writing in Community
Jan Phillips wrote that art which “blends inner knowing with outer experiences is fertile, and carries with it prophetic strength: the ability to be not merely a child of the present but a mother of the future.” Isn’t this a wonderful thought—mothering the future? Or fathering it? And isn’t it true? As writers we are continuously in the process of re-creating ourselves, becoming midwives to our own personal journeys. We do whatever it takes so that the life force goes on, creating new narrative possibilities, changing the endings to the stories of our lives. We push the boundaries of imagination and give to the world new poems, plays, and essays.