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.
These are big steps - challenging some of the mixed expectations that we face, and finding the courage to do so. I've learned I don't always have to say Yes to things that don't serve me. Even if I say No on just a few things, my sense of empowerment and confidence rises. Saying No puts me back in the driver's seat and I know I'm meeting the world on my terms. I'm clearer on those things that matter, and realize that I can't always be a people-pleaser.
Writing in Community
What it boils down to is this: in order to live authentically and pursue your passions, the pressures of the external world must be put aside. This is true for men just as it is for women, and it means taking on accountability for our personal stories, having the courage to question and even dismantle some of the societal myths that try to define us, and meeting the world on our own terms.