Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How the Thurlos Collaborate

People sometimes ask me about my collaborative work. Here's how a real team does it. Check it out.

WORKING AS A TEAM | adthurlo: It takes two – at least in the Thurlo household – to create a novel. Our collaboration works because the two of us make one terrific writer.

Our partnership began after a long conversation where we each acknowledged our individual strengths and weaknesses as writers. We wanted to produce the best novels possible, so teaming up professionally seemed the logical way to go.

The subsequent years became a continual learning process. Writing a book is an incredibly uneven, unpredictable process that often takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and lows. Adapting to your partner’s eccentricities is a must. Taking into account that each of us has our own set of skills, voice, and method of working, we knew right away that we’d have to establish certain ground rules.

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