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Offline Nox

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Joint Authorship Question
« on: April 19, 2006, 02:17:10 PM »
Does anyone know about writing with a partner?

Are there any rules to follow?
We want the writing to flow a naturally as it does from our single pens.
Is anybody here already in a writing duet?  Have you any tips?

We don't want advice on contract and legal stuff (not yet) just the mechanics of getting down to it.

You get the gist of what we want.
Any help will be wonderful, thanks

Offline Sondra

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Re: Joint Authorship Question
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2006, 06:32:21 PM »
I actually tried writing with another person, but I was much too organized for them. 
We worked on the Character profiles, the outline and the plot ( but we could never agree on the plot direction).

So...so much for my help..

Sondra

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Re: Joint Authorship Question
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 02:38:44 AM »
Personally the only way I would write with someone else is with non-fiction.  I have talents of my own which would conflict with another person's fictional skills.

For example take Brian Keenan and JohnMcCarthy's book when they tell the story of how they were released as hostages and travelled to South America together - I think for non-fiction this is a good idea as two heads are better than one and you have to draw up a business plan beforehand so that you decide and sign for who gets what if the book is published - you could easily fall out with your best friend!  As it happens Brian and John are still good friends today.

Hope this helps

Lin
« Last Edit: April 22, 2006, 10:02:48 AM by Lin »