Eleven Ways To Get Going Right Now
1: Sound out those close to you who share your love of reading and/or writing and call a meeting
2: Agree on a genre
3: Pick a touchstone novel
4: Be clear about expectations, responsibilities and deadlines
5: Reiterate that there is no leader
6: Discuss what each of you believe you can bring to the process and your strengths and weaknesses
7: Discuss process: How will you work this? Where will you meet? How often? What about deadlines? Deadlocks? In what format should scenes/chapters be presented?
8: Appoint a Keeper of the Word
9: Discuss and draw up an Authorship Agreement and a Code of Conduct
10: Throw around some ideas. Open a bottle of wine and plot; write opening sentences, write down the things you love reading about.
11: Appoint someone to write the first scene – you are on you way and let us know when we can read what you have written!