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.
“Suggested exercises, a wealth of insights, and inspirational anecdotes pepper this excellent motivational resource!” The Midwest Book Review
Lucy Adkins grew up in rural Nebraska, attended country schools, the University of Nebraska and received her degree from Auburn University in Alabama. Her poetry has been published in various journals and magazines which include Rhino, Red Wheelbarrow, Northeast, South Dakota Review, Concho River Review, and several anthologies including Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, Women Write Resistance,Crazy Woman Creek, and the Poets Against the War anthology. Her chapbook, One Life Shining: Addie Finch, Farmwife, was published in 2007 by Pudding House Press, and her non-fiction book, Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer’s Block and Transform Your Life, co-written with Becky Breed, was published by WriteLife in 2013. She also co-writes a blog of encouragement and inspiration for writers which can be found at www.writeincommunity.com.
In addtion to poetry and non-fiction, she writes fiction as well, and is a songwriter with her musician husband, Tom. Lucy has conducted workshops and has worked with writing groups for many years. She lives and writes in Lincoln, Nebraska, and spends a lot of time on her hands and knees in the garden.
Becky Breed, a veteran educator, poet, and essayist, attributes the support of her writing community for inspiring her to craft the most honest and authentic writing of her life. She has an Ed.D. in Education, and in addition to helping develop a series of creativity workshops for women on the prairie and leading workshops on writing, she has taught at the university level and served as principal at an alternative high school. She is the co-author of, Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer’s Block and Transform Your Life