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It has been 13 months since I innocently walked into the co-writing process. The illusory object, a screenplay. My writing partner, Gabriel — another technophile — and I have employed all the tools in the arsenal in service of that goal: not-quite note cards, Word documents, a wiki, a cmap, fulsome amounts of Night and Weekend Minutes™, and finally open-source software. We have traded turns making trips between DC and NY. Gabriel has also lived in three different apartments during that time.

A document has emerged, and twinkling on the horizon somewhere is the ceremony that changes its designation from Rough Draft to First Draft. Fingers crossed, breath short, nose down. There is more work to do yet.


    “process”. It’s one of those artsy terms like “the human condition” or “verisimilitude.” Puts the professionalism in the art. It was nice to see you, sir.

    Congrats man. I like the links to the pics too. I’m sure you’ve got something good. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.


    could you talk a bit about what it’s like to think-share with someone – writing a screenplay with a collaborator. many do it; I hear it works well, with two sparkling brains attuned to the same object. anyway, what’s your experience like?

    The experience can be many things at once: exhilirating and frustrating, draining and inspiring. Hmm, I’ll have to think on this one and maybe put some thoughts into a proper post.

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