Part how-to book, part relationship book, Marriage of Minds offers strategies and techniques for creating successful collaborations and successful fiction.
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Marriage of Minds: Collaborative Fiction Writing

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Part how-to book, part relationship book, Marriage of Minds offers strategies and techniques for creating successful collaborations and successful fiction.
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Midwest Book review - Midwest Bookreview
Marriage of Minds covers the fine art of collaboration, describing how collaborations work and providing a blend of literary how-to and relationship analysis to show what skills are needed in a collaborative effort and how to achieve success. The focus on collaborative fiction provides a fine foundation for understanding the dynamics involved; both personal and literary.
Amazon - K Heffner
I recently had very mixed experiences collaborating both as a writer and an artist. Now I understand why. If I had read the book before we began the relationships I would have done things differently. I am sure I would have enjoyed the process and the results more.

I interviewed Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick for a TV show recently and was impressed by the the way they interact. I picked up the book after watching the two in action and was glad I did. Their sense of humor and good natured pla
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015518917
  • Publisher: MM Books
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 146
  • File size: 507 KB

Meet the Author

Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick are storytellers with a checkered past.

From the submarine shipyards of Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, and the clubs of Rodeo Drive, to the forges of Pennsylvania and the electronics manufacturers of Massachusetts, these two have spent their lives gathering material for their novels. Nikoo, an engineer, and Jim, who has a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century British literature, wrote their first full-length novel, a historical romance, in 1994. Since then, Jim and Nikoo have written over two dozen novels and two works of nonfiction.

These prolific and popular authors write under the pseudonyms of May McGoldrick, Jan Coffey, and Nicole Cody and have been the recipients of numerous awards for their work. They now reside in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2000

    A note from the authors!

    Collaboration enhances creativity! How else would the human race continue to propagate itself? Why, even Dolly the sheep (of the Clan MacClone) is the product of collaborative scientific effort! Well, we are taking no credit for Dolly¿s creation. Having written nine historical romances under the pseudonym of May McGoldrick, though, we decided to write a book that draws on our own personal and professional relationship¿and on the relationships of other collaborative teams¿and provides strategies that will lead any writer to success. Part relationship book and part writing `how-to¿ book, MARRIAGE OF MINDS provides survival techniques for working with one¿s significant other, in addition to presenting a guide for creating successful fiction...whether one is writing alone or with a partner. Some of topics included in MARRIAGE OF MINDS are: · Taking inventory of your own talents. · Finding the `write¿ partner to complement your strengths. · Ways to use the Internet and e-mail for whole new methods for collaboration. · Developing your skills in communication and the art of compromise. · Trading in the ¿Me¿ for the ¿We¿ mentality! · Developing strategies for the business aspects of the writing partnership, including contracts and agreements. · Establishing clear goals and expectations regarding who will do what, and when it will get done. · How to write with a partner. · Negotiation skills · Providing gentle but honest and continuing feedback. · Approaching a publisher. · Developing marketing strategies. · Promoting yourselves and your work. We¿d love to hear what you think of this book. If you are interested in receiving a bookmark of the cover, please e-mail us at McGoldrickMay@aol.com. Stop over and check out our historical novels, listed under May McGoldrick. Thanks! Nikoo & Jim McGoldrick

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