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August 13, 2010

August 13, 2010
Posted at 2:21 pm
Updated: August 13, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Friday the Thirteenth! I'd better be careful today.

A couple of things to talk about. First, I posted chapter 3 of "The Tribe." I hope you like it. It's a first for me, because I should really credit the lovely Athalia as co-writer.

We frequently trade stories back and forth, and act as each other's editor. When I sent her Chapter 3, she asked if I minded if she did a re-write, doing this one from Taffy's point of view instead of Todd's. I was intrigued by this suggestion, and told her to go ahead. She used the "bones" of my story, but telling it from the woman's point of view gave it a new dimension.

Authors usually don't feel good about letting another author use their characters, just like fathers don't like anybody dating their daughters. But I'm happy to say that it worked out in this case. I think she really "got" the characters, and was able to give them personality traits that I didn't even know they had.

Which brings me to topic number two. I've just instituted a new series called "The Ladies Club" and have written a few more of them in the days to come. But Athalia wanted to try her hand at one of those, too. So I'm going to post these stories as separate entities, rather than as chapters of a single story, so that she can get her proper writing credit for them. If it works out, I can see "Ladies Club" being another series like the "Naked in School" series, with different authors contributing to it. If you'd like to participate in that, please email me. (I'd particularly like to get contributions from female writers ... it is "The Ladies Club," after all!)