HEY, WANT TO WRITE A BOOK? WITH ME?
Anyone whose been following Another World Today since it premiered in May of 2009, has to know by now that I'm a big believer in interactive storytelling. Every episode of AWT ends with a poll, the results of which guide the story as I write it.
I am such a fan of collaborative fiction that I am currently in the process of developing my own romantic family saga book series, Counterpoint, that will be written in conjunction with reader input, just like AWT.
But, in the meantime, there are these guys: http://chainbooks.com/
Chainbooks is a site dedicated to bringing authors of all skill levels and experience together within a social network with the goal of writing short books...one chapter at a time. The concept of chainbooks is simply to finish what was started before you. Create an account, log in and select your favorite genre, your writing level, and where in the book you would like to work. There are virtually hundreds of books that contain a first chapter written by one of our approved authors in which you may work. For each book we will have an overall plot and a list of main and sub characters to help you... If you are an artist, you may read the chapters to submit a piece of art for every chapter or even the front or back cover. When the book reaches a certain number of chapters, it is completed. Finally, everyone is notified and all contributors can order a quality paperback copy personally, or for friends and family.
Does this sound like something you might like to try? It's a chance to be published without needing to write an entire book on your own! It's creative, and social, and absolutely free.
I am one of chainbooks.com original starter chapter writers. If you would like to collaborate and "finish what I've started," the following are Alina Adams titles for your consideration:
Heart of the Matter
Stalin’s Other Pact
A Great Miracle Happened Here
If you do decide to go ahead and write a chapter, please let me know, I would love to read it, and find out about the overall process. Can't wait to hear from you!