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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Collaborations

Post by Rowan » Thu December 3rd, 2015, 5:21 pm

I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask this, but I am wondering if any of the authors here have collaborated with another writer/author on a book. Are there rules? I am in the middle of a collaboration with a friend of mine and I've just gotten into the Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child series and just wondered how they work for others.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Collaborations

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu December 3rd, 2015, 10:14 pm

I helped ghostwrite a friend's autobiography. It was twice as much work as if I'd just done it myself, and IMHO, I would have done a better job.
She just passed, (I put in a tribute on my rarely updated blog) and I'm thinking, "Now I can tell the really good stories that AliceAnn kept red-penciling out."

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Rowan
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Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Re: Collaborations

Post by Rowan » Fri December 4th, 2015, 3:08 pm

Thanks for the info MLE. :) So far mine isn't that terrible.

John Sliz
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Re: Collaborations

Post by John Sliz » Mon May 2nd, 2016, 3:21 am

I have never collaborated with another author before, but there was this one editor who...well, lets just say that there was a frustrated writer who became a pain in the ass. Fortunately the publisher fired him. Anyhow, I don't think that counts.
Now, having said that, I think that I would like to try it. The key is finding the right person.

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