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.
When we can face the hard realities of our lives, we gain access to a new kind of power because we are always more than we think. Reaching below the surface we find Our Own Personal Power that gives us hope in the face of hardship and struggle. We take charge of our lives, and in the process of claiming, we find new places of strength and courage. Our beings are transformed and, suddenly, we find we are capable of so much more.
Writing in Community
Whenever we think back to the pain in the world, the pain we ourselves have endured, we want to find a reason for it. We want something good to come out of suffering. A new baby comes into being as the result of the pangs of childbirth—can’t all suffering have such happy outcomes? There are times when it is difficult to find the silver linings to the pain that is part of living. But one thing we can say: whenever we allow ourselves expression in the face of life’s hardships, we learn the value of every human experience. We learn to accept the bad with the good, and through this acceptance, there’s the opportunity for transformation.