Writing Partners (...and weird GIFs. All part of TCWT)

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Welcome to the monthly Teens Can Write Too! blog chain...number eleventh. The prompt is: If you could co-write a book with one author-living or not-who would it be and what would the book be about? 

Now I had intended to be all super organized and write most of this before today, complete with cleverness and all that jazz but it was not to be. Also, all the other bloggers so far have considered things like "Would I get along with the author?" and "Would our writing styles mesh?" And I've been all like "Hm. Yes, all very good questions. Why didn't I think of them?" 

Obviously it's because I'm extremely awesome. 

And prone to not thinking up the important questions. 

Okay. So I have been thinking about this question/prompt the whole week. I promise. Vivian Vande Velde was a potential co-author. She has a wicked sense of (sarcastic) humor and she has written lots of books in fantasy or virtual gaming settings, but her main characters have a tendency to be a little self-centered. 

There was this one girl who didn't want to go help a nice boy turned elf prince because she wanted to find home and I'm screaming at her in my head "GO HELP THE DARN BOY." 

me: you don't have to make her so impersonal

vande velde: *rolls her eyes* if I didn't, where would the character growth be? 

me: other parts. it is possible. 

Or Suzanne Collins. It would kill me to have to kill that many people. When I finished reading The Hunger Games, I was destroyed. {btw, that crying face is really distracting me. bad judgement on my part to put it there} Rue. Not Rue! I cried. 

Lindsay Buroker is a really talented indie writer, but then her writings have too much...ahem...sexual innuendos. Quite improper really. I'd probably be blushing the whole time she discussed the characters' relationships. 

In the end, I'd probably have to go with Ally Carter or Polly Shulman. For Ally Carter, it's because of the awesome spy girl series Gallagher Girls (which I love. even more than her heist society). We would write something spectacular about a Gallagher girl who left the spy biz and wanted to travel the world in a sort of gap year, but on the way discovered some devious plot. Maybe include Cammie, Bex, Liz, and Macy because those girls are the best. Most of Carter's books aren't to maturely themed but the second to last book (Out of Sight, Out of Time) just blew my mind because it was a little dark and twisted and real. 

I'm not making much sense, am I?

Polly Schulman is the author of Enthusiasm which was just all out hilarious. Both of the cover versions are quite...hideous. I might have to stage a protest. Buuut, her humor is similar to mine so #1 writing styles mesh, check. She writes really engaging characters and we could go anywhere with that. 

I would maybe want to write another less-known classic re-write. Or something that was based on a classic anyways. Imagine writing a "The House of the Seven Gables" re-write. Oh. My. Gosh. I'd like to see Schulman make that funny, or less likely to make me pull out my hair. 

No, not really. Please don't let's waste our time on that. 

Anyways, hope you enjoyed that little post (which sort of meandered. oh, well). 

Now check out these guys' and girls' extremely good posts (that sound way more thought out and normal than mine). Some of them are hilarious! 

"If you could co-write a book with one author-living or not-who would it be and what would the book be about?"

January 2014 Blog Chain Participants:

10th - [Andrea. No link for her yet]
(We'll be announcing the topic for next month's chain.)

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  2. I've really enjoyed Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls books, too! Great choice. I'm obsessed with spy novels, and so if you co-authored a book with Ally Carter I'd totally read it. :)

    1. Spy books are the best! Especially when they MCs are teen girls and can totally kick butt. Literally :D

  3. I'm not the only one who read the other posts and went "Oh. Questions of style-meshing and author personalities. Didn't think of that." Yay!

    I don't think I've read books by any of the authors you mentioned, but I have heard of some of them. Ally Carter's spy books sound fun.

    Nice post!

    1. Yay! Kindred spirits for sure. And Ally Carter's books are the best, you should totally check them out.

      Thanks I had fun writing the post, and I love getting comments SO much. So you've basically made my day :) Thanks!

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