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A collaborative writing project. Are you in?

In the publishing world, having a platform such as a blog, website or newsletter helps you stand out from the crowd and acts as a nice boost to initial sales when your novel first comes out. It can also hone your writing skills, provides great feedback and can often create revenue through banner ads. However unpublished authors do not have the time to generate enough content to make the blog credible whilst also working their other job and writing their breakout novel.

The idea is simple.

A group of unpublished authors start their own novel that is updated with one short chapter a week. Basic storyline, underlying themes and characters are developed and discussed before the project begins. Each chapter is written by a separate author at a time and shared with the group prior to being updated on the blog. Discussions are maintained throughout to make sure the book remains on track and authors are familiar with the direction the book is headed. Some ideas for how this might work would be to have one character's point of view or a focus on one character for each chapter; à la Game of Thrones. The story might benefit from the different writing styles in this way, though POV will remain the same.

Initial blog viewers would be generated through sharing over social networks Facebook, Twitter and Google + with later viewers from Google searches, word of mouth and articles that take an interest on this new approach to writing. Forums on the blog will allow blog readers to take part in discussions on the book's themes and characters and allow them to make suggestions on what might happen later in the book. This will allow for more page views and greater content generation as well as constructive feedback. To try and keep the content fresh, novels will naturally come to their own conclusion and be completed, whereupon a new novel will be started. The completed novels can then be self-published under all authors names or be submitted to publishing houses depending on appropriateness and how other authors feel (In this case, majority rules). Websites such as Kickstarter could be an avenue this project might go down.

Accessing deviantART will allow for student artists to get involved and add their work based on the novels in exchange for the publicity from having their art on our blog and potential hire for cover art and illustrations later down the line. This will help prettify the blog and keep it fresh, as well as proving opportunities for aspiring artists too.

Only professionals who can work within the specified timeframes need apply. Looking for 4-7 contributors. Those with some experience in blogging are preferred. If you are serious and wish to apply please send an excerpt of some of your work and a little more about yourself as well as your ideas for the project. This project should be commencing in early June, although discussion and author selection is already underway.

This project is for a science fiction novel.

Skills: Blog, Book Writing, eBooks, Fiction, Forum Posting

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judgemel

I am a creative and skilled native US English writer/editor of science fiction and fantasy as well as other genres. I am also an experienced ghostwriter having completed numerous ghostwriting projects in collaboration More

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Mabhatti

English professor ready to share his thoughts.

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gpstberg

I can do this for you.

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TaniRB

I would be very interested in this project.

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wauchor

I am a published author and playwright. This project sound interesting. I did something similar with a theatre piece once (5 directors, 2 musical directors, 3 choreographers also the set designer, one musical directo More

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FraserMurray

I'm interested. Please tell me more over PM.

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caabdul

Hi, Will you remain committed to this work? If yes, I am in. You have no idea who I am. [Same as I have no idea who you are.] Let me handle the comedy part, although I can write aneeee thing. If these three lines have More

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raghdaaly

I am a published writer (in concourse magazine and published a novel "Reflection" (2013) . I am also a blogger and thus would be very interesting in working on this project.

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subbiswas

i have some skill in writing and have written a few short stories and plays.

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Capucci

I'm really interested in doing the job and being part of it. Please see PM for more details.

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essayeditor159

I'm a long-time science fiction and fantasy fan, I have a broad background in different styles of writing, from steampunk to military SF to cyberpunk. At the risk of outing myself as a total geek, my years of tabletop More

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ArsalanAbro

Hi. I haven't passed any exams on this site but would like to tell that I have an A* grade in O level english,exam taken by the CIE. You would really be pleased with my work, though I don't have a proper work experienc More

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kamelot125

I have knowledge in text interpretation and production of texts, giving effect to paragraphs if you have messed up. together we can do, we will win!

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KatHerm

I am a meticulous and creative writer. As the 2004 Young Author award winner, I am ready to take on any challenge you can give me. I am highly motivated and able to produce quality work to meet your expectations, as my More

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jorgehernandez

Soud like a great project, I would like to work on it a lot. I´m a creative writter and a big fan of sci fi, I know I can do a good job for you.

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SunSeoLtd

hi sir please give me a chance

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elisavetailieva

Let me first introduce myself. I have graduated the University of London, my specialty is English literature, my second one is psychology. So I am a literary critic, an English and English and American literature teach More

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dariosafic

I would be most happy to help you. I have already worked on many projects of this kind, mostly by myself. I have read all the GoT books and have also started to write a book of the same kind by myself. I am very intere More

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simeonready4work

I am interested in this project. I am a writer as well. My completed work is with [url removed, login to view] awaiting publication.

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