on The Creative Penn:
My own experiences with collaborative writing have resulted in books that might otherwise not have been written, new friendships, and unique experiences (including writing on a train!).
In this post, Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby share the unique approach to collaborative writing that led to their co-written book.
You’ve got a writer friend and you want to collaborate. Or, you’ve got a project that needs a special other writer. You know how to write yourself, but can you write with another person? You can, and it’s called pairing.
Pair-writing (or co-writing) can make the overall writing more fun, faster, and produce a better product.
We (Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby) recently published our book, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver. We wrote it as a distributed agile team. We lived the principles of distributed agile teams to create the best book possible.
Here’s our story.