Wednesday, 1 June 2011
The Joys of Collaboration
A first: "A Beer with my Father", a story of mine written in collaboration with another writer, was published today in the Summer 2011, Issue 1 of the Twenty20 Journal. The journal publishes fiction and poetry of twenty words' length. This issue is composed of stories and poems written by previous contributors to Diamond Point Press's publications. Its editor contacted me after a previous story of mine ("The German") was published in Issue 1 of Diamond Point's Muscle and Blood Journal. "A Beer with my Father" is the result of my subsequent collaboration with Christopher Przewloka, the fiction editor of Muscle and Blood. Despite my being as control-freakish about my writing as all writers should be, this was a very enjoyable experience and an interesting experiment, even over such a short piece.
Not sure which one of Lennon and McCartney I'd be. Probably I'd aspire to be Paul, because while he's less cool, his songs are better, aren't they? I think we all know.