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Collaborations 101

Hello, PubCrawlers! Today I’m going to talk about something that some of you may or may not ever contemplate doing, and that is a writing collaboration. There are a lot of ways for a collaboration to go wrong and a lot of ways for a collaboration to go right! Collabs can be great because it’s often like having a built-in critique partner, someone to help you smooth the kinks and right the ship if it […]

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In the Writers’ Room Where It Happened

Before I started writing fiction, I wanted to write for television. My first attempt at writing and selling my work was a spec script for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which I wrote, typed, and mailed to Paramount when I was 13. That was my first professional rejection too. Years later, I applied to a Nickelodeon writing fellowship with a spec script for the cartoon CatDog, which I probably worked on harder than any paper […]

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GUEST POST: Sona Charaipotra on Writing Collaboration

On Collaboration: Finding My Partner in Crime–And CAKE! People often ask what my favorite thing about the publishing experience has been. I always tell them that it’s the expression on my husband Navdeep’s face when he opened his hardcover copy of Tiny Pretty Things and discovered the book was dedicated to him. And here’s the thing: I can’t even take credit it for it. It was all my writing partner Dhonielle’s idea. I met Dhonielle […]

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Collaboration: Two writers are better than one(?)

One of my favorite young adult books (and films) is Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. These authors have written two other novels together, and Levithan also teamed up with John Green for another of my favorite books, Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I’m fascinated when writers work together to tell a story, and I’m curious about how these things come about, what their process is, and how the story develops along the way. After […]

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