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I need help! Coauthoring

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    GabrielWoods
    @gabrielwoods

    I am coauthoring a book with somebody, and am wondering if anybody has any tips. It was his idea so I feel like I should let him write more of the story, but he is really busy right now. Should I just try to write it or should I wait for him to be ready to write again?

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    Intelligence is asking the right question.
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    #104906
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @gabrielwoods What’s his idea for how the storywriting process should go? I mean, I know some people won’t tell you directly *cough cough me* but I would probably want to know if he wanted a larger part in writing his idea or if he’s cool with you taking it on. 🙂

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    #104913
    GabrielWoods
    @gabrielwoods

    @naiya-dyani thanks, I think he wouldn’t mind me writing the ruff draft, but I will check

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    #104919
    Taylor Clogston
    @taylorclogston

    Pretty much what Naiya said. You really really really need perfect communication in a co-authoring project =P Before either of you write one more word, you should each know exactly what you expect of the other and what your individual responsibilities are.

    "...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and Margarita

    #104921
    GabrielWoods
    @gabrielwoods

    @taylorclogston thank you. I will try to keep him updated and tell him to keep me updated about ideas and stuff.

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    #105019
    A.N. Parker
    @bigideaskc

    Pretty much what Naiya said. You really really really need perfect communication in a co-authoring project =P Before either of you write one more word, you should each know exactly what you expect of the other and what your individual responsibilities are.


    @gabrielwoods
    Exactly what @taylorclogston said. 👍 There definitely needs to be perfect communication for a co-authored book. Also, Gabriel, good idea about keeping him updated with ideas (LOL). You don’t want to be too “pushy,” so I think keeping him updated with ideas would keep the book on his mind. 🙂

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    #105060
    GabrielWoods
    @gabrielwoods

    @bigideaskc thank you! I think I need to find a time to just sit down and talk to him about it, maybe even talk for like, an hour each week at a specific time. And obviously keep in touch about it in between.

    Knowledge is having the right answer.
    Intelligence is asking the right question.
    INFP

    #105064
    A.N. Parker
    @bigideaskc

    @bigideaskc thank you! I think I need to find a time to just sit down and talk to him about it, maybe even talk for like, an hour each week at a specific time. And obviously keep in touch about it in between.

    You’re welcome! 🙂 And yeah, that’s a great idea. The more communication you establish, the better. 👍

    Grammar Geek | Steampunk Enthusiast | Published Author | Winged Warrior | Avatar by RedPhoenix15

    #106042
    Katthewriter
    @katthewriter

    @gabrielwoods

    I used to co-author, but my co-author quit…..So now I’m writing it on my own.

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