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.
One of my favorite lines in our book is "Relent, submit, surrender to the potential that is in us, the dream the Divine has for us." We are granted a wonderful writing and artistic life from the gift of the creative. Remember - there is only one of you, if we don't use our unique gifts, they will be lost forever.
Writing in Community
The gift of writing is not like a box of chocolates that you open up and indulge in and that’s that; it’s more like the gift of a child. When we are blessed with the birth of a new baby, we are given a gift beyond all imagining. We delight in each little finger and toe, the first tiny yawn, and we experience the wonder of seeing the world anew. This is the kind of gift we’re talking about— one which opens our eyes, which continually surprises and delights us, but is also a treasure which we must take care of. We must nurture it and help it grow to its fullest potential and eventually send it out into the world.