Tag: Collaborative writing

  • Five Years of Pigeon Park Press – What we got out of it

    Anniversaries can be hazy and imprecise and I don’t just mean in that my wife and I can’t remember when we got married (we can’t; when we had to put our wedding date down on a passport application we didn’t even get the year right). I mean that anniversaries can be imprecise because it’s hard […]

  • Ten To One Novel completed!

    After months of co-operative, collaborative and competitive writing, the first draft of the Ten To One novel (edited by Iain Grant) has been completed. The story-writing project, which saw one author voted out after each round of chapters, started with ten authors and finished with just one, Simon Fairbanks. The finished story, a tale of […]

  • Sunflowers

    There’s a free exhibition on at the National Gallery in London where they have two Sunflowers paintings by Van Gogh hanging side by side. One of them is normally to be found in London, the other is on loan from Amsterdam. I went there yesterday, and it’s the most fascinating experience to see them together. […]

  • Ten To One Author Interview – Simon Fairbanks

    Ten To One Author Interview – Simon Fairbanks

      Iain is currently acting as editor and cat-herder-in-chief on a collaborative novel with TEN (count them, TEN) writers. A contemporary story set in a tacky British seaside resort, the Ten To One novel will follow ten characters whose lives intersect that of a mysterious old man…   We thought we’d ask those ten writers […]

  • Ten To One author interview – Maria Mankin

    Ten To One author interview – Maria Mankin

    Iain is currently acting as editor and cat-herder-in-chief on a collaborative novel with TEN (count them, TEN) writers. A contemporary story set in a tacky British seaside resort, the Ten To One novel will follow ten characters whose lives intersect that of a mysterious old man… We thought we’d ask those ten writers about themselves […]

  • Demonic index card games

    Heide and I are big fans of index cards as collaborative writing tools. Not only can we use index cards (or file cards or postcards or whatever) to jot down story ideas and arrange them as we wish, kind of like a lo-tech version of those drag and drop touchscreens that they seem so fond […]

  • Ten To One really taking off!

      Ten To One, the brilliant collaborative writing project from Pigeon Park Press is really taking off.   Over 10,000 people looked at the chapters posted on Facebook and via e-mail newsletter earlier this month. Over 250 individuals voted for their favourite chapters and characters.   Don’t worry if you’ve only just joined us. You […]

  • First Ten To One chapters available to read on-line!

      The first chapters are here! In case you didn’t know, I’m referring to the first chapters of the Ten To One novel, which is being collaboratively written by ten brilliant and upcoming authors (click on the link above if you still need more information). Together, they have produced ten chapters, each of them working on a […]

  • Collaborative Writing On The Road

    We’ve been quite busy lately. We knew we had an upcoming spoken word event and that we wanted a new collaborative short story to read out. When could we fit in the writing of it? We’d planned a research trip for the second Clovenhoof book. We needed to travel from the Midlands to the tip […]

  • 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 thoughts on sitcom collaborations To be perfectly honest all Situation Comedy is collaboration; yes there’s […]