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Co-writing a book: Collaboration and Co-creation for Authors

163 pages1 hour


Co-writing can be an amazing experience when two minds come together to create something new in the world. Or it can be a painful process that ends in disaster!

In this short book, bestselling authors J. Thorn and Joanna Penn share tips on how to successfully co-write a book and avoid the pitfalls along the way. It includes excerpts from their private co-writing diary, honest notes written every day on a fiction project that will help you on your own journey.

Updated 2017 after a four-author novel collaboration.

In this book, you will discover:

What is co-writing?
Benefits of co-writing
The difficulties of co-writing
Finding the right person to co-write with
Before you start: written legal agreement
Practicalities and process of co-writing and co-creation
Excerpts from Risen Gods co-writing diary
What happens if it goes wrong?
Other types of collaboration and co-creation
Tips for multi-author boxsets
Tips for managing a multi-author collaboration
Appendix 1: Example agreement

If you want to improve your writing skills and your productivity, co-writing might be the right thing for you.

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