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Craig
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If you knew next to nothing about writing yet a story was revealed to you in a very unusual way, what would you do? A:Brush it off like it never happened? B:Contemplate,why pick you and not someone already famous and skilled at writing? C:Reach out to others that can write but maybe don't have the story and try and form a symbiotic relaishonship?
What would you do?

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I would think you would want help if you knew nothing about writing. Get someone that can tell the story with you. Otherwise you’re out there completely on your own struggling to figure it out. With help you can make sure that the whole story is sound and put together in a logical way.

Joe


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Rhaythe
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Keep in mind that the ideas are the easy part. The writing is the work. So don't go into such a partnership with just an idea and think the writer will accept a 50/50 split.

Now if you offered to edit, that might be worth the split...


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Just write it. It's the only way to learn.
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I agree with MAP. Write it, just write as much of it as you can. While you write it though, pick up a couple of good books on writing or go to a workshop or something, and learn as you go. But the only way to really learn how to write is to do it.

Mel


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Symbiotic relationships are good, but I think what you are talking about is a parasitic relationship. This is where you tell your idea to a writer and they write a story for you. Here's an example: say you want to build a brick wall and you say to someone, "go build a brick wall." They build the wall and you sign it.

Good collaboration is actually twice as much work as writing it, because you have to communicate with the other writer. You have to share your thoughts and ideas, and be vulnerable. And you might get your feelings hurt. Also you have to walk a gentle balance to make sure you are both A: doing the same amount of work and B: aware that both of you are doing the same amount of work.

The best way to learn how to write is to write. Sit down and do it. Don't worry about all the theory that gets tossed around and write the story that was revealed to you.


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Lissa
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I'm with MAP!

Lis


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Sounds like the Tim Lahaye, Jenkins partnership of "The Left Behind Series".
The situation seems to have worked well for them.
Since I am a task oriented person, I would do whatever would accomplish the task.

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Craig
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Thank you all for your input.
I have been writing it to the best of my ability,70k so far but I am also aware of my capabilities.
It would not be a parasitic relationship as Pyre alluded to, for I have no problems laying the bricks once I'm shown how and where to place them and once the wall was completed it would be signed by both.
Maybe one of you wouldn't mind reading a chapter or two
Well thanks again everyone for the help.

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No one is good in a day.

No one is good in a year.

Most likely no one is good in a decade.


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