Writing Coherency – Co-Authorship Part Three

I know I’m running behind folks, but John Howell’s post on co-authorship is too interesting not to share with you this morning. Hope you’ll stop by to check it out and consider whether this is something you’d like to try at some point. Also hope you’ll remember to pass it along on all your favorite social media spots. Thanks, and thanks to John for laying out these steps so clearly! πŸ™‚

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Hi SE ers, The Last two posts on co-authorship covered the informal and formal elements needed for a successful co-authorship relationship and how to create a shared vision. If you missed them, you can go HERE and HERE. Today I am covering the subject of writing coherency.

Creating writing coherency (in other words making the story appear to have been written by one author) with two writers is critical. Without writing coherency, the book authored by two separate individuals will appear disjointed and confusing. Gwen and I were elated when a couple of our beta readers commented about the coherency of our story, saying that it was β€œseamless.” This was most encouraging. We worked towards writing coherency through three means.

1 Β Follow one character through the story: Our story is centered on a male character and a female character. Each of us wrote from…

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7 thoughts on “Writing Coherency – Co-Authorship Part Three

    • Thanks, Harmony. I’ve had some problems with my (as I call it) STOOPIT ear, and a few other interruptions, but in the grand scheme of things, doing pretty well. Just trying to do too many things at once, as most of us are, it seems. πŸ™‚ Hope all is well with you. I have some new books to talk to you and Mae about. And I’m dying to know if you’ve read Battle Ground yet? πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • That you, Gwen! My family visits were wonderful, and I’m still missing them all! Thanks, too, for the blessed day wishes. I’m hoping for one here, and trying to stay focused on positive stuff. Hope your day is also filled with blessings! πŸ™‚ ❀

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