Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Group Writing - The Underground Edition
How many of you love to write? Most of you do I believe, if not....give it a shot. I dare you.
For those of you who do love to write, and actually for those who do not, have you ever participated in a group writing project/game? Typically I refrain from such activities, as I find them distracting and generally discouraging, but I seem to have found one story that works for me.
The Official-Un-Official Story of the Underground
That's right, I'm an elf.
For those of you who do not know, there are a certain two amazing authors that have begun their own forum--for a book not yet released. Who are the authors? None other than Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper themselves! Not heard of them? You will. Their books are amazing!
So this forum is called the Underground and is for a new series the two guys have coauthored entitled The Berinfell Prophecies. The first book is The Curse of the Spider-King, currently ranked at about 600 on the top Amazon sales list. That's higher than Ted Dekker's latest novel Green.
So this forum, The Underground, is growling rapidly and one of the big things we members do on there is write. Most of us are writers, and most are descent enough if not all, and so we have begun a group writing project.
And I'm actually enjoying it.
The way we do it is different from the other ones I have tried before. In here, we each control our own characters...and that's it. We write for the story and not to show off our skills. Often our writing stinks but it doesn't matter. In this case it's all about the story...not the skill with which the tale was written.
It's very encouraging for me. The story is original enough, though it would likely fall under the category of fan-fiction, but the Christian writer fellowship is amazing. I love bouncing ideas off people.
Which makes me think I may have coauthoring in my horizon.
So that's that.
If you'd like to read our lovely story you can check it out here. The beginning, most of it, is on the first post...the rest is on page two.
For reference purposes...my character's name is Theodore.
Now, time for some reading suggestions.
Like I said, this forum is for authors Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. And their book is coming out shortly.
This book looks to be one of the best I've ever read.
Which means it will likely be the best you might ever read.
So you should buy it...now!
Seriously though, from the things I've read and heard about this book (which received a silver Moonbeam Award for teen fiction) I have the feeling that I'm going to be blown away. So you should give it a try with me.
The link to the Amazon page is in the picture. Also, those who order today get signed book plates (it's a bit late for today...but they will probably give you them anyhow).
So what shall we talk about? Here's an idea. Tell me about any group writing you've done, what you thought of it, if it was encouraging, and if you'd do it again.
I absolutely am having a ton of fun with the story on the Underground. But I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Chat me up :D