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.
Finding our place in the world is a challenging endeavor. We are pulled off track by work, by friends and family, and by our own distractions that are self-imposed. We all have thoughts which we think are real that dominate our mind and we lose that connection with what is our true center, our home. Writing helps us weave through the clutter and discover that what is most essential to our being. A sense of place.
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Psychologists say that at such times of inner peace, we feel a sense of groundedness, a sense of place. For many of us, writing provides that sense of place, giving us the opportunity to plumb our own depths by anchoring and reassuring us. “All language,” Rumi said, “is a longing for home,” and when we write, we let our words take us there. Joan Didion, journalist, screenwriter, and novelist, added: “The impulse for much writing is homesickness. You are trying to get back home, and in your writing you are invoking that home, so you are assuaging the homesickness.”