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.
Participating in a generative writing group offers new possibilities and insights into people's lives. When individuals share their writing, it feels like the front door of your house has been blown open, and you're witnessing how others live holding the spinning world in their hands. Time and time again, words have a way of bringing us home. And when we're in a group sharing and listening to the journeys of others, we are cracked open in ways we can't imagine, and somehow, some way, our words, too, find their way home spilling out on our blank pages.
Writing in Community
If you are having difficulty writing, if you are suffering a “block” and cannot get a decent line or two inked out on paper to save your life, there is nothing more therapeutic than actually writing. A generative writing group can make this happen. How, you may ask? I can’t write and you tell me to write to cure that? Isn’t that a Catch-22? Not exactly. A generative writing group soothes you and inspires you and sometimes it tricks you so that suddenly you are writing.