I’ve never really got involved with any of the colaborative writing ventures which have sprung up on the web. I think this is partly because I’m very proprietorial with my own creations (this is my story, get off!) but also because to participate properly you have to read ‘the story so far’ which, for someone who doesn’t like reading from a screen, can fell like a real chore.
Luckily I spotted Jane Smith’s Greyling Bay on the very day it was ‘launched’, and am just about managing to keep up. I can heartily recommend what’s up there so far – some excellent writers (and not just unknowns like me!) in very good form, though I’d love to know how they produced this stuff so quickly. Yes, I can do 300 words no problem, but only after I have the idea. Then there’s the polishing … Either they were tipped off , or their mental R&D time is a lot less than mine!
Still, having celebrated reaching the first 40,000 of my WIP by going down with some nasty lurgy, I am taking a break from Ailsa’s story. A trip out west to Greyling Bay could be just what I need.
Regular readers will know the photo is not ‘Greyling Bay’ or anywhere close – but I think it looks the part.
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Thank you for the link back to Greyling Bay–I’ve only just found it, and I’m most appreciative.
I didn’t tip anyone off prior to the blog going live (how pretentious does THAT sound?): and like you, I’m amazed by the quality and speed of the submissions I’ve received so far.
I’ve got a few more pieces to go up, but could still do with a few more contributions, if anyone would care to have a go.
No probs with the link – will also circulate my writing group. AliB
What a lovely website you have–I can feel the warmth of a roaring log fire and a small tot of fine single malt!
I myself discovered Greyling Bay just after it was launched, and am delighted to have had a couple of pieces published there. I don’t usually produce things in such a short time, but my character, Bob, was just bursting to make an appearance somewhere.
I notice you’ve now appeared in the ‘contributors’ list–I’m looking forward to reading your story there.
Thanks for dropping by. Yes, I see our names are linked on G.B. I particularly liked Bob’s second appearance, by the way. My contribution was something which, like you , I wanted to find a place for, although I’m not sure if the characters will go any further. Think it’s ‘due out’ this weekend.