Hi there! This is a thread open for writers who are wishing to find writing partner(s) to work with. I’m opening this thread because I realised that finding a partner is hard and sometimes the way people advertise their requests for help can be… confusing. There is a similar thread by @lanafrazer_episode but it can be a bit crowded there.
Before we get into that, I want to address a few questions:
- How does co-writing work?
Co-writing is when you have 2 or more people involved in writing a story. Writers create a story together and usually, each writer has a job all the while pitching in ideas to improve the story. For example, “A” is in charge of writing the script, “B” is in charge of coding and “C” is in charge of the overlays, covers, background creating. A, B, C work together interchangeably, pointing things out and helping with the coding, scripting, artwork from time to time. Platforms like google docs or a shared portal account may be used. Remember, communication is the key to this. When it comes to co-writing, two are working on the story and both will be changing things in the script. Both own the story. Do not confuse this with beta-readers. Co-writing and beta-reading are two completely different terms.
- Why would I want to co-write?
Co-writing helps to lessen the burden when it comes to creating a story. You also have a new set of eyes to judge it. A majority of writers find partners during the competition period because you have such little time to create a spectacular story. Life emergencies and delays are not affected that much since there is a second writer to continue. Also, it’s faster if two do the job than one.
- What are the risks?
Like everything, co-writing has its pros and cons. The biggest and most common issue is writers may ghost you. And if you have started the story with your email or Facebook account, a lot of trust is involved. I recommend for writers who are looking for a co-writer that they open a new email account just for the sake of co-writing, that way you both know your privacy is kept.
If you are looking for a co-writer, here is the form. Fill it out and wait for a reply. I wish you all best of luck!
A bit about yourself:
Do you have the story idea thought out?: (Yes/No)
If you do have a story idea, give a small description and its genre:
What is the co-writers role?: (Coder/Scriptwriter/Both)
The amount of experience you want your co-writer to have: (eg. Advance coder or experience writer)
Ideal age: (ex. 19 years old)
Ways to contact you: (Instagram/Reply to this post/DM) if Instagram leave your username here