Co-authorship Part IV: Conclusion

Authors John W. Howell and Gwen Plano have been writing a series of Story Empire posts dealing with Co-authorship. Today, Gwen wraps up the series with some wonderful tips on how to make partnerships work. Hope you’ll stop by to check it out and will spread the word on all your favorite social media sites. It’s that good! Thanks, and thanks Gwen for a fabulous wrap-up to a very interesting and informative series. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello SEers! Gwen with you today to wrap-up the discussion on co-authorship. John Howell began with an overview, and you can find his first post here. I continued the following week by focusing on shared vision. You can check it out here. Then last week, John zeroed in on writing coherency. That post is linked here.

When talking about co-authorship, Iโ€™d like to underscore a comment made by most co-authors: itโ€™s great fun and the story comes together in unexpected and potentially stronger ways than if it had been conceived and written by one person.

At the heart of a good writing partnership is communication. Isnโ€™t that true for any relationship? The difference is that with a writing partner weโ€™re usually limited to media such as phone or email or zoom. In-person exchanges are rare.

Writers must find a way to create a shared visionโ€ฆ

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    • Happy to pass it along, Diana. I’m not sure I could do it, either, but it is becoming more and more popular, with some of the biggest names out there doing it. And of course, some partnerships have been going on a long time. (The Pendergast series by Preston & Child comes to mind, especially since it’s a fave of mine.) I found it quite interesting to read how John and Gwen made it work for them, so I figured others would enjoy checking it out, too. Glad you did. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by today, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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