A stigma still clings to collaboratively-written (or ghost-written) books, but every year they make up a larger percentage of what you see on the bookshelf — and on the bestseller lists. For beginning collaborative writers, the art of capturing voice and telling a compelling story can be daunting, but the first fundamental is to approach projects with the same crazed fervor you would bring to a short story you want to submit to the New Yorker. In other words: view the project not as a job to be handled, but as a creative enterprise that can make you a better writer. View it as an exploration of humanity, a journey into the unknown, a chance to surprise yourself — and readers — with discoveries.
New York Times-bestselling collaborative writer Steve Kettmann will impart his hard-won wisdom, including practical tips on research, creating draft chapters for your partner to read, listening to your partner, and editing together.
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