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.
Seeking solitude? How can we turn off the noise, the fascinating attractions and lingering questions of who is behind that ding? We know the social medias have a dual existence - to broaden and deepen our communities AND to capture us in a colorful swirl of addictive patterns. Writers know that the space we create through silence helps us get in touch with our most authentic selves. When we do, our writing speaks to us in new ways.
Writing in Community
But, as we become older and the world grows heavy on our shoulders, it may be that solitudeseeks us. It comes as a little voice calling out, searching for the deepest parts of who we are, urging us to escape for a while an existence that has grown too complex. It comes knocking on the door holding out a moment or two of peace, and we welcome it in. We bask in its pleasure, wanting to hold the soft shell of silence in our hands like a robin’s egg, gently turning it over and over. As we grow familiar in its company, we narrow our focus, going deeper and deeper into solitude and experiencing it in more profound ways.