The Commitment each of You will Need to Make
1. Ensure group writing is for you before you commit If in doubt, it’s probably not. Be honest with yourself and the group and don’t participate unless you’re sure. Ask yourself:
Are you committed to seeing this through?
Are you willing and able to open your writing up to scrutiny and evaluation?
Do you have the time to devote to the project (factoring in that this will involve less time than if you were writing a book by yourself)
2. Stay in line with the group's objectives
Be clear and upfront about what your group hopes to achieve. The plan is to actually write a book and finish it.
There is an end game here – to produce a book which will be submitted to a publisher or be self-published.
3. Honour your responsibilities
Do the scenes/rewrites/plotting that you are assigned to do or which you have volunteered to do - i.e. make the book a priority.
Ensure your work is of a certain standard i.e. it’s submitted in the correct typeface/font; it has been spell-checked; facts have been verified; correct punctuation and style has been used.
Ensure that the rewrites/work is done on the correct version of the scene as earmarked by the Keeper of the Words.
Answer e-mails, texts and calls about the book promptly.
Contribute to discussion and plotting.
This is part 1 of a total of 3 posts. We will post part 2 in the next blog post. In the meantime, you can download a copy of the eBook here.