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Collaborations

Posted: Thu December 3rd, 2015, 5:21 pm
by Rowan
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.

Re: Collaborations

Posted: Thu December 3rd, 2015, 10:14 pm
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
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."

Re: Collaborations

Posted: Fri December 4th, 2015, 3:08 pm
by Rowan
Thanks for the info MLE. :) So far mine isn't that terrible.

Re: Collaborations

Posted: Mon May 2nd, 2016, 3:21 am
by John Sliz
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.