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, when people ask now that I'm retired from my day job, what do I do with all my time? I'm a little shy about saying I'm a writer. Rather, I say I write...
Acknowledging my passion as a writer has been part of my journey. Now, when people ask, I say that I love to create, to string words together. I am a writer!
Writing in Community
A basic tenet of the Christian faith is that we are created in God’s image. No matter what your religion, or whether or not you ascribe to a particular religion, we are the products of creation; and we, after the example of whoever or whatever created us, have the power ourselves to create. We give birth to babies, we create homes, beautiful gardens, meals for our families—and we can create sculptures, novels, and books of poetry. We sell ourselves short if we do not acknowledge our creativity; and we put limitations on the power of the Divineto act throughus. Who are we to do that? “Whatever God’s dream about man may be,” Stella Terrill Mann said, “it seems certain that it cannot come true unless man cooperates.”