#25. "RE: Wanna try a multi-authored story?" In response to In response to 24 Fri Jul-22-05 01:04 PM by ERRATIC_CHEESE
That's the challenge: cohesively getting 5 pages to flow into and out of another set of five pages. This is all about speed, don't let yoursef get bogged down by details. Going back and changing someone elses "errors" will lead to problems down the line (fixing typos is okay though). And don't expect each set of five pages to be self contained or have a sort of conclusion. Five pages is not alot, but it's enough to slowly guide a story along.
What you guys should do is write as if you have ten pages or more in your mind, but stop yourself at five pages. You personally know where your story is going, but you'll have to leave it to the other writer to roll with where you left off.
I know my first chapter was rapid and abrupt but I thought I was dropping enough situations and characters for other people to roll with and partially develop in their own ways.