Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tips for collaborating on a series

I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to write a series of books with a friend.

Our colleague Suzanne Williams and our former SCBWI-WWA pal Joan Holub were kind enough to answer questions about that on my blog (as part of the tour for the launch of their new book, Aphrodite the Beauty.

Here's what they had to say:
How are you handling the writing between the two of you? A lot of people have dreamed of teaming up, but aren't quite sure how to chart the course. Do you have any tips? 

Suzanne: Pick the right writing partner! Joan and I both have strong work habits, compatible writing styles, and enough experience to allow us to put our egos aside for the sake of the writing.

Joan: Well said, Suzanne. We weren’t sure how we were going to write together in the beginning. Some writing teams trade off chapters, but that seemed too unwieldy for us. Since we were initially contracted to write four books, we each did rough drafts for two, then traded the stories back and forth for several more drafts.

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