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.
How do we increase our creative powers? We can seek new adventures, do things that pull us out of our comfort range. Like taking a trip to someplace we've never been, attending a Reggae concert, or eating at an Ethiopian restaurant.
Recognize that feeding your adventure life is like feeding your creative life. Love the world, experience it unequivocally. This is what nurtures the magic of creating!
Writing in Community
Anne Lamott wrote that writing is about paying attention. Julia Cameron speaks of the necessity of artists’ dates to replenish the well. But perhaps we don’t truly believe what these and others have written. Not deep down, and not enough to make a commitment. Yet, if we want to achieve excellence, if we want to have more of the small moments of magic that lead to great ones, then we must do what we can, lead the kind of lives that allow for them to happen. Let’s ask the question again. What can we do to heighten our creative powers?