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Tag Archives: Collaborative Writing

Notes from a Thief

Tweet I’ve told the story before, but back when I was 22, just as I was graduating with a writing degree and heading out into the real world, I had a bad experience that left me with a startling insight: Fantasy is dumb. That concept rocked my world. I’d spent my whole life devouring fantasy […]

On Collaborative Writing: Prewriting Packages

Tweet Yesterday I laid out my plan for a collaborative writing project based on some prewriting packages. Today, I’d like to talk about those packages. The Civilization Book This one actually started as a suggestion from Toby. It’s not a new idea, but it’s a fun idea, and it could give rise to something very […]

On Collaborative Writing: Dividing It Up

Tweet I started the week with the story of my lonely, zombie Christmas. Some of you might have guessed where the series was going based on comments I’ve made before — that writing is a really lonely profession. More of you might have figured it out by looking at the series title, “On Collaborative Writing.” […]

On Collaborative Writing: Zombie Christmas

Tweet I’ve made no secret around here of my struggles with social anxiety. I’ve made some major strides in the last year, but I’ve still got some work to do. And, even once that’s done, I’ll always be an introvert. That means I have trouble in highly social situations. Even when they’re fun, and packed […]

What I Learned about Writing this Week…from Making New Writing Friends

Once upon a time, there was a highly intelligent, gifted young writer who lived in a far away land and didn’t have any writing friends…

The Walk-and-Talk

Good writing needs conversation, whether it’s a talk with a friend, a debate with a copyeditor, or a negotiation with your own subconscious. Capture discussion.