Maureen Crisp is one of those wonderfully knowledgeable, supportive people who help you over the hurdles (thanks to her encouragement, I started this blog). She has a great marketing blog, so if you're a writer, you should check it out at Craic-er.
I interviewed Maureen for the Windows of Insight series (her interview will be up soon), and she alluded to a collaborative writing project she was involved in. I have been waiting anxiously to hear what she and her co-conspirators have been up to. And now they have shared it with the world!
Maureen and eight other New Zealand children's authors are creating a story. They will take turns writing chapters, and they have invited New Zealand children to join in by submitting their own chapters. How friggin' cool is that?
The story should be extraordinarily fun to read, both from the authors' perspectives and from those of the children. In fact, the activity mirrors the improvisational storytelling described by Adele Diamond: what better way to get creative, listen to the ideas of others, and have a great time doing it?
Fifi Colston's press release for details. (Image above from Fifi's blog.)