One of the hardest things that I’ve had to deal with in co-authoring a novel is the fact that Lizzy and I have two completely different styles of writing. She, at least from what I’ve seen, is more description heavy, and I’m more dialogue heavy. Both style are good and of value, it’s just that one style if different than the other, and one is my personal style. So it’s been tough for me to conform both our styles into this middle ground where we can work together and still have it look and sound really good, to that it flows well.
If we didn’t do this, all of her chapters would look one way, and all of mine would look another way, and it would just be sloppy. I’m not saying it’s perfect. It is just a “vomit draft” after all, so there are bound to be style issues, but for what it is right now, I would say that Lizzy and I have found a good middle ground.
But I’m not going to lie, it’s not been easy to stop myself from writting it the way I would naturally write, and conform it to the style we’re writing for The Pharaoh. It’s been a challenge, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it!
On a side note, let me ask you, my readers a question. If you could write any book (fiction or non-fiction) and know that it would be an instant best seller, what would it be about?
Current word count for The Pharaoh: 44,848/50,000
Until my nest post,
Andrew Ronzino, AKA Stupendous Man