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Sitcom collaborations – Keith Lindsay

  Keith Lindsay has very kindly written a guest post for us. Keith is a TV comedy writing veteran. He has worked on projects including Birds of  Feather, Green, Green Grass, TV sketch shows and he has also written for stand-ups. Keith’s

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6 and a half collaborative novels worth knowing

`From the best to  the worst, to the most magical collaborations to the most underhandedly devious, here are 6 (and a half) co-authored books that you ought to read (or know to avoid!) Good Omens http://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Omens-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0552137030/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361439904&sr=8-1 A 1990 book, co-written

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What are you bringing to the party?

An extract from “How To Write A Collaborative Novel” by Heide Goody and Iain Grant – published by Pigeon Park Press in 2013 Have you ever been at a party or other social situation and spoken to a married couple

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Getting to know your co-writer

An excerpt from ‘How To Write A Collaborative Novel’ by Heide Goody and Iain Grant, to be published by Pigeon Park Press in 2013. You’ve found someone who has the time, inclination and ability to collaborate with you. It’s celebration

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Are you collaborating with the right person?

An excerpt from ‘How To Write A Collaborative Novel’ by Heide Goody and Iain Grant If you’ve found a candidate for your collaborative endeavour, what aspects should you examine before you leap into a project? Think about who they are

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Finding a writing partner

You need to find someone who not only wants to write, but wants to write collaboratively with you. If you’re planning to split the writing in an even way, then they should be matched with you in terms of ability,

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Full Fathom Five – What can it teach us?

I recently ran a short story project with the members of Birmingham Writers Group. The concept was pretty much identical to Ten To One but it was a short story (12,000 words) called Full Fathom Five. In Full Fathom Five,

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6 reasons why you should NOT write collaboratively

An extract from Heide and Iain’s forthcoming book, “How To Write A Collaborative Novel” Good reasons why I wouldn’t like to collaborate: I can’t commit the time Give this some careful thought, dear reader. Being a writer involves a commitment

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6 good reasons and 3 bad reasons to write collaboratively

(an extract from the forthcoming book, “How To Write A Collaborative Novel” by Heide Goody and Iain Grant) There are lots of reasons to collaborate. Indeed, to remangle a frequently mangled Shakespearean quote, some people are born to collaborate, some

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Testing the water – how do you know you’ve found the right collaborator?

What do you do if you and a potential collaborator have found each other, but you’re not sure if you are ready to commit to working together? You write some test pieces. This might sound like a lot of hassle

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