By: Aryanne Ferguson
Every so often I come across truly fun literary websites. When I read this article about a Literary Starbucks tumblr page, created by three college students, I knew I had to share. The premise is that your favorite author walks into a Starbucks and places an order. Confession – I don’t even drink coffee anymore, but this blog is the most creative thing I’ve seen all day!
Check out the tumblr here. What I like about this tumblr is not just the fact that I got to read about John Steinbeck walking into a Starbucks, but the fact that this page is a collaboration between three friends. It’s not often that writers collaborate to publish fiction/poetry—writing is so solitary!
Yes, authors have editors and people who support them during the writing process, but I don’t come across many works of fiction with two authors. We’ve probably all shared our work at writing workshops or with fellow writers, but have you ever actually written something together? I enjoy this tumblr because of that sense of collaboration, of being able to bounce your ideas off a person who is as equally invested in the work as you.
So, Reader, have you ever collaborated on a work of fiction with another writer? Would you ever consider such a collaboration, and do you think it’s worth the effort to try?