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Working on the Warlock—Writers Collaborating

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Writing collaborations—duet or disaster?

Sean McMullen|21 December 2014

Working on a writing project with another author can be tricky. It’s easy to see why some authors avoid joint ventures like poison. On the other hand, collaborations can be a great way to increase output and reduce writing time.

I recently began collaborating with the author Paul Collins on a six-part Young Adult fantasy series called The Warlock’s Child.

Two and a half months after preliminary discussions I had the first of the six The Warlock’s Child novellas in my hands. If there isn’t already a proverb saying ‘Two minds make light work’ there should be. When a collaboration runs smoothly, writing time can be dramatically reduced and output increased. That’s the good news.

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