Two Heads: A Guide to Working Collaboratively

A great post by Chris Musgrave on the must-haves when collaborating with a writing partner.

The Sarcastic Muse

Two Heads: A Guide to Working Collaboratively A good handshake is a must! (c) Yoel

Writing is usually viewed as a solitary pursuit, insofar as it is typically one writer slaving away in secret (or Starbucks depending on your preference). Yet, once in a while, we get the urge to join forces with others of our ilk and write collaboratively be it as a pair or part of a larger group.

Last week, Heather B. Costa of the, often hilarious, blog Trials of a wanna-be-published Writer (go over there and show her some love) asked me if I had any tips for writers wishing to collaborate. As a matter of fact, I do and this post was born.

 Tools

The absolute minimum we require to work collaboratively are:

  • An idea (harder than it looks);
  • Something to write with/on; and
  • Some means of communication.

In the bygone days of yore (a period of history succeeded by the…

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2 responses to “Two Heads: A Guide to Working Collaboratively

  1. Hmm… I know two people who are doing many of the things Chris mentioned! 😀

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