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.
We know as writers that when we're in the Flow, all time is suspended and everything drops away. These are magic moments of writing and we are momentarily transported to another time and place. Writers everywhere know what this feels like. Some may call it hard work, but I call it, too, a blessing.
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But, there is another kind of time, “Kairos time,” in which the minutes and hours of the day seem without end. It is the sort of time experienced by artists, writers, or young children, who after losing themselves in paint and paper, in rhyme or wordplay, or in “playing pretend,” look up amazed, wondering where the time has gone. In Kairos time, you may take a walk and pause to examine a fallen log where bright blue mold is growing. It is beautiful and strange. You turn it over and spot tiny sticks and milkweed fluff that some small creature has arranged there to create a home. Farther along the path, there are five stones carefully built into a tower. You stop to delight in it, and add one more stone.