Top Tips For Writing Collaboratively

DeadlandsIn the Guardian this week, one half of the mother-and-daughter writing duo Lily Hern explains how to write collaboratively successfully – and still remain friends at the end of it

Under the pseudonym Lily Herne, my 21-year-old daughter Savannah and I have been writing the Deadlands series together for three years now (and have somehow managed not to kill each other). Collaborating can be an adjustment but if you do it right, it can be far more rewarding than writing alone, and it’s a great way to get started. We’ve learned a lot from each other (like who makes the best coffee and how not to write lame teen dialogue). Here are our top tips for collaborative writing:

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