**Competition** YOU can be a star in our novel!

We can tell from the stats that we have lots of traffic on our blog.  Lurkers, who aren’t speaking up. That’s fine, we’re happy with lurkers. But we’d love to know who you are.
That’s why we’re offering a unique incentive.
Everyone who leaves comments on the blog will be put into a draw when we have finished the novel and two lucky prizewinners will get the chance to have their name used in the novel itself.
We will leave the character names for one male and one female character until then. It could be YOUR NAME that we insert into the finished piece.
The female character is a sex doll. No sex scenes will be necessary, so your reputation will be intact.
The male character is a corpse, who spends much of the narrative being locked in a chest.
 All you need to do is start commenting on the blog.
Each comment gets a new chance in the draw, so the more chatter, the better your chance.
To start the ball rolling, I’ll ask a question: what blog posts would you like to see? Is there an aspect of collaborative writing that we haven’t covered yet, or anything else that you think our readers would find interesting?
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5 comments on “**Competition** YOU can be a star in our novel!
  1. Cathy says:

    Liking the blog. Do you have any advice for someone who would like to try collaborative writing but doesn't know how to find a partner?

  2. Sarah says:

    I can't imagine a "Sarah Bowen" sex doll. I dont think it would be the type of porn star name that would sell

  3. Heide says:

    Sarah: It doesn't have to have a surname, so no worries there. The doll in question could very easily be called Sarah, because she's adopted as a "friend" by Ben, one of the characters who wouldn't give her a porn star name.

    Cathy: That is an interesting question, and one that we might write a future blog about. I think that the key thing is to mix with other writers, and look out for someone with similar ideas, attitude, ambitions, writing style. I'd definitely recommend joining a writing group if you have one nearby.

  4. Iain says:

    Hi Cathy,
    I wrote a long reply to your comment and then accidentally destroyed it. But it essentially boils down to.

    1) Meeting writers, either in the flesh or on-line. Writers groups and writing communities are ideal for this.
    2) Finding a writing who you admire, like personally and trust. You are going to have to share a lot of yourself and your working method with them.
    3) Find a method of collaborating (and we've blogged on this already). Heide and I live 40 miles apart and have busy work and family lives but through infrequent meetings and lots of on-line collaboration we have made it so far.

  5. Cathy says:

    Thank you both. I will look into writers groups, maybe in the new year. It sounds as if you're having a lot of fun, good luck with the project, and please keep blogging about it.