This has been chosen for the week of 8 February 2012 to 14 Feburary, 2012

Weekly topic challenge suggestion: Collaboration. Questions about:

  • Working with co-authors -- division of labor, managing the work, workflows, etc

  • Working with subject-matter experts -- asking the right questions, getting the most out of the consultation, etc

  • "People" issues, if all collaborators aren't equal partners -- mentoring, helping each person shine, quality control, etc.

Working alone can be very different from working with others, whether you're writing a novel, technical documentation, articles, or scripts.

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    Yes, yes, many times a yes! I've collaborated as a writer with a handful of people and, oof, it has gone exceptionally well and exceptionally poorly. Round-robin stories are by far the hardest. a good example of a collab story that went astonishingly well might be MTCFF ULTRA. Though older, it brought together an array of people from across multiple fandoms/genres.
    – Aarthi
    Commented Feb 6, 2012 at 17:42
  • @Aarthi, you don't actually have to wait for the challenge to ask questions on the topic, you know. Fire away. :-) Commented Feb 6, 2012 at 22:00
  • haha, true true. What I should do is use my old fandom connections and push them to use this site.
    – Aarthi
    Commented Feb 6, 2012 at 22:07
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    Great subject. Let me just add that I think the weekly topic is a great idea, look forward to more! Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 11:27