Have you ever been part of a writing cooperative? ...
... Where the agreed intent of all participants is to contribute to a single work?
Yes. Currently I am working for an Academic web site as a freelance writer. I get payed 3 to 10$ per page. Its a good additional income for me. How about you ?
My question was not fully clear. I have in mind a cooperative like an Open Source software project, where contributors put into a pool for the creation of a work, in this case a written work. Don't know if it has been done before.Thanks for answering
Nope, and I know I wouldn't take it well. I hate anyone's coming near my computer when I work. There wouldn't be even love strong enough
I can understand that. But I meant with everyone working on their own computer from their location and submitting to an online center, as in my comment to Emily. Thank you for responding.
This sounds different. Yes, I've worked with a dictionary project. I thought you meant some ghost writing thing.
Yes, but the cooperation of the participants is fundamental to the success of the project. When egos get in the way, the quality of the finished product is compromised. Then again, when everyone foccuses on the work itself, the result can be an amazing accomplishment. This is, of course, challenging because writing is normally a solitary pursuit.
My wife has done specifically what you are talking about - she contributed two articles to an encyclopedia of Jewish history. Many encylopedias are done this way. Also, there are many scholarly collections of related articles and special editions of journals (including fiction) that all share a theme. There is also the Festschrift, a single volume of many articles or stories written on topics of a scholar or in the style of an author, honoring an aging scholar or author.
I have been a co-author twice, and would say that the key is who you are working with. Co-authoring is a great experience, but I would choose different people next time.
And, on a smaller project, my wife and I and a friend over email engaged in a traditional form of Japanese group writing - essentially a structured series of haiku - called a renga.
No, I have not. Interesting project to ponder on. I do not think I would do well in a "writing cooperative", simply for the fact that each individual has a unique way of writing. If I did join one, which might actually be fun and a great learning experience, I would have to be assured that there are definite rules that everyone has to follow. In any situation like this, there are always one or more very assertive people who want to take over.
I would really have to ponder long and hard on doing this before making a decision.
I have assisted with research and helped edit before, maybe given a brief blurb here and there, but I have never co-written any projects before.
Did you have something in mind?
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