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.
Sometimes we feel broken, and tired. We wonder what we have to give. But, then and yes, it is during those times if we let it the light get in, the real stuff bubbles up. We're amazed because we're in touch with what's authentic. It's life blooming in its most palpable ways. We FEEL strongly - our senses are all keyed up - and what spills from our pens is nothing short of miraculous.
Writing in Community
The point is that cracked and broken as we may be, we still have bells to ring. We do not have to be perfect. In fact, imperfection—the crack in us—is the way in which light can enter our lives. So we as writers must ring our bells, write of our imperfect lives in our imperfect writing styles and offer it up to the world. It is only when we “ring the bells that still ring” and get down to the marrow of things that we come face to face with what really matters, and are able to make a difference—both in our own lives as well as those of others.