Collaborative Writing

My co-author for the Chenille series, Ann Anastasio, moved to another state years ago. That has made collaborative writing difficult, but not impossible. Last week we got together and talked about the plot for The Captain and Chenille. Within half an hour we had ironed out some nagging issues and added layers to the main characters. That is the benefit of bouncing ideas off other people. You may not want to write an entire novel with someone else, but do yourself a favor and find a person or group that will invest in you (as you, of course, will invest in that person or group). Record the session if you can’t take notes quickly enough. The ideas that start swimming around the room may not end up in your current project, but chances are you’ll find a way to use them somewhere, sometime.

I did some recording, not of our ideas, but of Ann reading from The Chenille Ultimatum. It’s under a minute – enjoy!

 

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2 Responses to “Collaborative Writing”

  1. SallyKimball Says:

    Wonderful idea since I’m in the midst of writing a story. My collaborator is in Ireland for 6 weeks, so now I’m revising stories for Tri-Valley Writers Anthology. Great to see you Lani last week! Will check out your last book on Amazon.

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