Tuesday, December 12, 2006

remote writing karma

I have just had the wonderfully surreal and extremely productive experience of writing together with my friend V, although we are in different countries. She suggested that we pick a time, and then write for 45 minutes using a list of prompts that she prepared, weaving each one into the story until we had used them all. I just finished my 45 minutes and sent her my offering.

While I was writing, I really sensed that we were working in the same space, I felt that energy that comes from writers writing in close proximity. When I first read through the prompts, I was a little taken aback and unsure what would come - but a full and contained 928 word story emerged, with a beginning, middle and end. I don't think it's my best work, but it wasn't there an hour ago and now it is in the world, and that is something worth celebrating, no?

3 comments:

Vanessa G said...

its fun innit?

wouldn't it be good to get a string of writers all over the globe doing this... synchronised scribing... it could become an olympic sport!

vxx

TitaniaWrites said...

great idea! Maybe that's the way to bring world peace, eh?

Vanessa G said...

now there's a thought.

Who's going to ask Putin?

v