Co-Writing for Beginners

My co-writer, C.M. Rosens has offered some wonderful insight on our joint project and all the co-writing process entails.

C. M. Rosens

Writing is a collaborative process. Even if you write purely for yourself, you will be in dialogue with the world around you, your influences, other authors, and the context in which you write. No one can write anything in a vacuum.

There is already a lot of discourse on critique partners, beta readers, sensitivity readers, and content warnings, aimed at both improving an author’s work and improving their relationship with their readership. I’m not wading into this here. I am, however, going to talk about the process of co-writing a novella/novel with someone else, which I’ve often wondered about and thought was not for me… until this year.

My [Our] New Project


I’ve recently started co-writing a novella set in the Pagham-on-Sea universe. Pagham-on-Sea itself appears in one chapter, but the story as a whole is set in Brighton (the real place) in early 2016.

This came about after I…

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Only Me

With fire in her blood and a tongue that cut and soothed in the same breath, she had to be a dream. Whether she was blood-soaked or wrapped in gauzy silk, it didn’t matter. I’d worship her anyway. Kali in the flesh, she was a devil on the battlefield, and an angel in my arms. … Continue reading Only Me

The Collector

It didn't take him long to earn her trust. Maybe it was that smile, or how he got her out of a bind. He was the boy from her dreams- a friend who fought off her nightmares. He surfed the currents that snaked around the worlds, collecting lost souls to shelter. And hers was oh … Continue reading The Collector

My Semi-Secret WIPs and a Joint Project

Phantom Thirst is YA supernatural mystery that was born in a Twitter comment section about a stalkerish ghost, sexually confused vampires, and heroine who just can't even. The amazing Kate and I are writing a story that we've dubbed Signy and Sarah involving time travel, books, and an ex-shield maiden who is sincerely enchanted by … Continue reading My Semi-Secret WIPs and a Joint Project

Trust Me Even Less

Don’t trust him. He’ll use you, abuse you, and tell his friends that you’re just an old toy that he used. He doesn’t really care. Trust me even less. I’ve used you, held you when you couldn’t take yourself, and kept all of your secrets. I care too much, and I’ll destroy you.   Copyright … Continue reading Trust Me Even Less

The Wild Forest

Fingers in my mouth, my hands up her thighs, cold rain sending chills all over our tangled bodies. It was too cold and the wild forest was no place for us, but it was right for our magic. So I kept touching her and she broke me. Copyright © 2018 by Nita Pan All rights … Continue reading The Wild Forest