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 cannot comprehend the enormity of the universe. There are countless stars, insects, animals, trees, specks of dust, and people of every race, color and talent. And yet there is only one of you. One of you with your special gifts and talents. The power that creates wants to work through you. We are not alone in this creativity game. Tell your stories. There is no limit to what will flow from your pens.
Writing in Community
There is only one like us in all of the universe, one set of genes and chromosomes that made us what we look like, act like, and make up our particular set of abilities; and each of us in living our lives have only one set of unique experiences. If you are born with an innate talent in writing and choose not to use it, the world will be less, lacking what you would have been able to contribute. Maybe you were born to write a series of poems about a family living in the Wyoming backcountry, or a novel about a Louisiana woman, poor and eight months pregnant, who goes into labor during the hurricane, Katrina. Perhaps this is your “life assignment” and you must honor it. Honor the gift given to you, and use your abilities to tell the stories you were born to tell.