So, purchase the acclaimed Aussie YA novel from here. It’s only $3.99. It will do wonders for your book smarts.
And, as an added little bonus, why not get some insight into the collaborative process of the Brothers Groth via the younger BG, Simon. Here’s a snippet:
We have tried collaboration before a few times. We tried taking alternate chapters. We tried taking on different characters. Nothing really worked and I consigned the whole endeavour to the ‘revisit one of these days’ file. Little did I know Darren was hatching his own variation on the concept.
What we eventually hit on was taking alternate drafts. The result was similar to writer-editor only with the editor taking a far more active role adding character layers and additional narrative. Our model was less ’50 per cent text each’ and something more like what Joel and Ethan Coen do: share the writing credits where one or the other might take the lead on any individual project. Seems to work well for them. Why not us? We are already brothers after all.
Catch the rest of it at Simon’s fine online home.