In a business sense people talk about teams and collaboration all of the time. Yet everybody expects a writer to work by themselves (even writers). Collaborative writing is something we should think more about as writers. Take a look at a recent article I published on the multi-award winning site Two Drops of Ink:
“Collaboration is not the first thing in mind for the average writer. Should it be? The process isn’t one of working together on a single story (although it may be). It is more about working together toward a common goal. Having many people contribute diverse types of material, all keeping readers interested. There are distinct types of stories — from writing advice to memoirs, poetry to blogging. All add value to the online world.” ~ What Collaborative Writing Means
As an editor and writer I believe I can assist you to make your site more powerful. Even if we are in exactly the same field then we have more to gain from collaboration that trying to defeat each other.
Can you contribute?
GobbledeGoox is always on the outlook for guest contributions! Can you contribute? Take a look at the open letter published by Peter Giblett in June 2017. We are particularly looking for people who wish to write about the challenges they face while writing. Several contributions have previously been made of this type:
- by Lydia Oyetunji, once a writer at Two Drops of Ink who also publishes her own blog called Live… Love… Share… At the time of writing Lydia spent a large amount of time on the road with a big rig driver. Take a look at her post “Truck Driving and Writing: A Perfectly Imperfect Union.”
- Nancy Czerwinski tells excellent stories, I encountered many years ago on a general writing site, an excellent story teller. She talks about her personal challenges in “The Ups and Downs of Writing.” She is very much the early bird, writing whilst the most energy the rest of us perform is creating some “zeees” in our sleep.
- “Why Do I Write?” asks Mike Senczyszak as he tells us all how he has conquered some personal challenges through a lifetime of writing. His eccentric musings and observations on the Solsbury Hill blog are always exciting to read and a source of enjoyment each week.
Yours could be next.
The point about the topic “the challenges you face in writing” will give hundreds of different stories, and I am looking forward to your contribution, please write an email to me if you wish to make a contribution. Before doing so please take a look at the contributor guidelines
If you are writing and publishing a blog you will already be aware of the challenge of building readership. Maybe you are already thinking about finding an ally who can help you market your work. We can share a common goal, let’s talk.
Before you contribute, please look at our guidelines. If you are interested in writing please contact Peter Giblett and let him know about the type of piece you wish to contribute. Use the following form: