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Before co-authoring a book, what do I have to consider?
It' s a response that makes me laugh, because it's something I love: the team work, the discussions and the joint successes make the work I do as a co-author such an exiting one. Co-writing can be a challenge, but it's a fresh and interesting way to do it. These are some strategy to help you build a winning and entertaining co-authoring environment.
I and Natalie Dae became good buddies by this letter and started to pray for each other, which requires reciprocal esteem and truth. In fact, the joint letter was accidentally written: After the first episode of That Filthy Book, Natalie had problems and asked me to take a look. So I love the tale and proposed to write the next section to see what would be.
I took the character where I took them and how they came to life, and she immediately got to work on the next section. Sent it back to me so I could finish my paper, and that was it, we were gone! At the beginning of the whole experiment, make a deal so as not to go beyond just the letter, whether it's where you want the story to go, what the protagonists say or how it ends.
You will be surprised how the character can develop and move in marvelous ways. When you are not willing to listen to constructively critical of your letter, co-authoring is not for you. I and Natalie go with the thought that "there are many more words where they come from," so we all go in later and hack things into pieces.
Pouty, because Natalie took out a few "my" heels that were repeated too often, the notebook would suffer: after a while she would probably begin to leave them in to rescue the anger of my misfeel. Determine rules when you have completed your section or vocabulary counting, and be sympathetic when everyday living causes lags.
So Natalie and I sent a chapter back and forth once a daily-- Related plotters work really well in co-authoring because there are often no complicated, discerning plotters; they are more emotional-oriented. As soon as you both get to know the character, they really become the third, forth and fifth persons who will be part of the script.
I and Natalie have just done a trialogy together and the character stole both our heart; if you could hear us talk about Victor Partridge, you'd think he's a true man we're both possessed by! Of course, if you write alone, you can fell in love with your character, but it's great to be able to feel the same way.
Attempt to create scripts, plotting and dialogues that put you to the test as a novelist and personal. Don't be shy about taking a more dark or comic path than you would normally do, or try sci-fi when you normally type historic notions. Lettering, publication and promotion is a great madness.
Did you try co-authors? She has always been living in the UK, studying traumatology at Oxford University and written creatively at Cardiff University. She shares her work with Natalie Dae both on her own website and on her co-author's website.