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Archive for January 6th, 2011

Collaborative Writing: Writing with a Single Voice

A comment came up that bears mentioning: The one thing that I find most difficult with collaborating is blending writing styles. Everyone has a unique voice. Often when I read published books written by two people I can point out where one author stopped and the other author started. It really bugs me. It does feel jarring and disjointed when the reader can tell there are two writers involved.  People […]

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Thoughts on Collaborative Writing

A writer creates and writes alone. It’s the nature of the craft.  Even when you collaborate, for vast portions of the actual writing each of you is writing alone.  And that’s a good thing.  If you’ve worked in the corporate world, you know that decision by committee is the norm, but definitely not as agile or decisive as a single decision-maker.  Needless to say, writing a book by committee is […]

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