Have you ever been part of a writing cooperative? ...

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (11 posts)
  1. Emanate Presence profile image81
    Emanate Presenceposted 6 years ago

    Have you ever been part of a writing cooperative? ...

    ... Where the agreed intent of all participants is to contribute to a single work?

  2. Emilly Starr profile image61
    Emilly Starrposted 6 years ago

    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 ?

    1. Emanate Presence profile image81
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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

  3. teresapelka profile image61
    teresapelkaposted 6 years ago

    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 wink

    1. Emanate Presence profile image81
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. teresapelka profile image61
      teresapelkaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds different. Yes, I've worked with a dictionary project. I thought you meant some ghost writing thing.

  4. profile image0
    huckelburyposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. SidKemp profile image90
    SidKempposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image81
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great comment! It is very interesting to read about your experiences and helpful.

  6. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
    Phyllis Doyleposted 6 years ago

    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.

  7. tlbliss profile image60
    tlblissposted 6 years ago

    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?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)