Category Archives: co-writing

co-writing the messy first draft

another of those posts where I talk about my own practice… I’m currently engaged in several bits of co-writing. They are not the talk-and-write-together model that I do with Barbara. No, these are variations on the write-together-write-separate process. Because this … Continue reading

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book interlude – girls interrupted

One of the big challenges in the way that Barbara and I write together is that it is episodic. Because we live in different parts of the world, we physically manage to get together only two or three times a … Continue reading

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writing in pyjamas

I’m reflecting on the past week’s writing, and in particular reflecting on blogging about book-writing. I wasn’t sure that writing about what we were doing was going to be of interest to anyone, and I’ve been surprised by the response. … Continue reading

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book writing/ half day seven

Today was a little period of review before Barbara left. We had the option of going through everything we’d written in some detail, or just doing a brief reprise. We opted for the latter, adding into the text the various … Continue reading

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book writing, day six

Today we got up rather earlier than usual and were breakfasted and seated at the desk at 7.46 precisely. Yes, yes in pjs. It’s a habit now. We were pretty determined to break the back of the last section by … Continue reading

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book writing, day five

The brain is a wonderful thing. I woke up this morning knowing what was wrong with our first chunk. I’d been feeling dissatisfied with it since we started, but hadn’t been able to put my finger on what the problem … Continue reading

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book writing, day four

Yippee. Today we wrote 3118 words, about half of the first chunk of the book. There are six or seven chunks in total, some of them much longer than this first one. We began writing quite early today, at around … Continue reading

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