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, I get too comfortable with my life, enjoying the same habits and routines. Not venturing out but staying inside the rut of my life. And my writing shows it - all milquetoast and Wonder bread variety. When I push myself past my comfort zone, opening up to the margins of possibility, the world cracks open and life - and my writing - purrs, yelps, hollers with new energy.
Writing in Community
Our work as beings of the universe is to experience and to create. To give rise to new ideas, new beginnings, new wonders in this marvel of a world. It is a part of who we are, and we are reminded of it daily, the nudge of creativity coming to us in many ways—in the form of a word overheard in a coffee shop, the image of an old man walking down an alley, or the scent of newly mown grass wafting in the window. Or it may come to us while sitting in the lively fellowship of a writing group. It comes whenever we are fully present in the thicket of life, giving ourselves permission to move away from the confines of time and space and explore the margins, the edges of possibility.