Writing Excuses Season 3 Episode 32: Collaboration

For starters, let’s clear the air. Yes, the first episode of the new year is also the last episode of Writing Excuses Season 3. And yes, we’ll be getting Season 2 and Season 3 on CDs pretty soon here.

Collaboration! This is one of our all-time most requested topics, and we’re covering it now because we still haven’t done much actual collaborating but we want to talk about it anyway. Why? Because we each have some collaborations planned (including one for all three of us, but shhh… it’s still a secret) and it will be fun to talk about this again in a year or so and argue about all the things we got wrong this time around.

But you should still listen to what we say here in our collaborative infancy. That way you can lord it up over us when we flip-flop after having attempted to work together.

You should also pay attention when we tell you beginning writers why you should not be collaborating. And then we’ll give you some procedural tips for when you decide to collaborate anyway.

Writing Prompt: Write a story (all by yourself) about a collaboration which goes horribly, horribly wrong.

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51 thoughts on “Writing Excuses Season 3 Episode 32: Collaboration”

  1. I just listened to your Collaboration Episode, and I have a question or two,
    first, I have a friend who lives like, 4 hours away from me, and I am thinking I want to collaborate.
    It’s not because I have weaknesses, or anything, because I don’t. I just am wondering if it would be possible to have one of us write a chapter, the other write the next, or something like that. Is it? I am just saying, because we know each other so well, that we can like, write it in a way that we both like it. I have been writing books for myself and by myself for a while, and I just wanted to know how it would be.

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