December 22, 2006
Co-writing a book, aka, working with others
Whenever considering a joint venture with other people it's a good idea to see what you are getting into first. But unfortunately much of the wisdom we need in working with other people is hidden from us until we experience the interaction between our self and the other person. I have a plan, the seeds of which have been planted many years ago, and fertilized by Sui Generis and other friends who write, and inspiration from the successes of many other authors. I don't just want to write a book, I want to co-write a book with another person. So this year I am gong to make it happen. It doesn't really when or if it is even published. But writing it willl be a lifetime experience. To do it together will be an experience in closeness of the mind and heart. How do you generate an atmosphere of collaboration and mutual support and love?
The fun is in the struggle.
I've been thinking about this, too. I'm thinking about creating an online tool to make online co-writing possible between illustrators and authors.
The thing is however ... does something exist? Would you co-write with a complete stranger? Would you trust your thoughts and ideas to a person on the other side of the world?
Posted by: nikitacortez at January 7, 2007 3:50 PM
I read about one man and woman who met through an internet role-playing/chat site: http://www.fictionfactor.com/interviews/lisalee&teemorris.html
I think it could be done given a level of trust and commitment from all people involved. Also if the tools made it easier to communicate ideas between time zones.
I would co-write with a complete stranger but I think we would have to have similar goals and objectives.
Posted by: John at January 8, 2007 5:59 AM