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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!

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The Painted Sky and The Shifting Light


The three of us wrote two successful  novels with two other collaborators.


Learn more and order our novels here:

The Painted Sky (2015, Penguin Random House)

The Shifting Light (2017, Penguin Random House)

What others are saying

At first we couldn’t believe that The Painted Sky was written by five people - it reads seamlessly, and the characters and storylines are so vividly realised.”

--Beverley Cousins, Fiction Publisher at Random House Australia.

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Our group fiction writing experience taught us many lessons about how to have a harmonious and happy team experience while creating two fabulous novels.















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