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Chris Pauls

Writer, Self Employed in Madison, WI

Collaborative Fiction Writing: We do it, We are Somewhat Crazy

PRESENTED ON NOV 20, 2014
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 11

Getting two people together to write a book is like getting three people together to make a baby.” We didn’t say that, Doug Moe said that. We can’t speak to the baby thing, but we can tell you how we pull off the writing.

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BY ALEKSANDRA CORWIN
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

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