Marriage of Minds: Collaborative Fiction Writing

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Heinemann, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 146 pages
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Writers Nikoo and James McGoldrick know from experience: collaborative writing can more than double creativity. Writing under the name May McGoldrick, these authors have produced a dozen award-winning novels, with more than one million copies in print in eight different languages. Now, with "Marriage of Minds," the McGoldricks share the secrets behind their successful writing relationship.

Part how-to book, part relationship book, "Marriage of Minds" presents the strategies and techniques you need for creating successful collaborations and successful fiction. Drawing on their own personal and professional relationship - and on the relationships of other well-known collaborative teams - the McGoldricks walk writers through the essentials of a successful writing collaboration:

  • finding the "write" partner
  • developing skills in communication and the art of compromise
  • establishing guidelines
  • providing constructive feedback
  • approaching a publisher
  • promoting yourselves and your work.
All you and your partner need are the ideas and the talent. "Marriage of Minds" will supply you with the rest.

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Nikoo McGoldrick is a recently retired engineer manager. Most recent novels include The Dreamer (2000), The Enchantress (2000), and The Firebrand (2000), published by Penguin Putnam.

James McGoldrick is an Associate Professor of English with a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century British literature. Most recent novels include The Dreamer (2000), The Enchantress (2000), and The Firebrand (2000), published by Penguin Putnam.

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