Co-Writing A Book
Collaboration and Co-Creation For Authors
Do you want to successfully co-write a book? Do you want to save time, money and heartache on your co-writing journey?
Co-writing can be an amazing experience when two (or more) minds come together to create something new in the world. Or it can be an expensive, painful process that ends in disaster!
In this mini-course, bestselling authors J. Thorn and Joanna Penn share tips on how to successfully co-write a book (both fiction and non-fiction) and avoid the pitfalls along the way.
This course is for you if:
- You want to co-write a fiction or non-fiction book and make it through to publication
- You want to save time, money and heartache by learning from writers who honestly share their mistakes
- You want to discover the practical steps for working together — before, during, and after the collaboration
- You want useful tools that will help you collaborate better
- You enjoy a conversational presentational style between two friends who have co-written several books together
Learn from two experienced co-writers
Award-nominated, bestselling author Joanna Penn has co-written dark fantasy with J and other writers, sweet romance with her Mum, and non-fiction for authors.
International bestselling author, J. Thorn, has co-written dozens of books with a number of authors across fiction and non-fiction genres. He also co-hosts several podcasts and spent years in bands, so he is very experienced at collaboration! He's also a podcaster and a certified Story Grid nerd.
Start1. Our experience in co-writing (6:33)
Preview2. What is co-writing? (10:46)
Start3. What are the benefits of co-writing? (7:52)
Start4. What are some of the difficulties and challenges of co-writing? (10:53)
Start5. How do you find the right person to co-write with? (17:11)
Start6. Failure. What happens if it goes wrong? (11:34)
Start7. Before you start: Written legal agreement (21:35)
Start8. Practicalities of the writing process (19:02)
Start9. Practicalities of publishing and marketing a co-writing project (21:32)
StartWalking through a co-writing project. Our Risen Gods diary (23:24)
StartCo-writing example: Joanna Penn with Dr Euan Lawson (13:08)
StartCo-writing example: J. Thorn with Zach Bohannon (4:30)
StartCo-writing example: Working with family. Why Joanna and her Mum are no longer writing as Penny Appleton (9:02)
StartCo-writing Sacrifice: J. Thorn, Zach Bohannon, J.F.Penn, Lindsay Buroker