Promisetown Talkes needs co-writers!!!
Friday, September 15, 2006 5:20:00 AM
by Michael Walker
|I'm looking for some co-writers to help unblock my 2-3-year writer's block!
Announcement from and regarding the site of my on-line novel, Promisetown Tales (http://promisetowntales.com/cowriting.htm)
[You may have to visit the site for the links to work]
VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Provincetown Tales, is looking for an infusion of creativity -- YOUR CREATIVITY!
I, Michael Walker, am stuck and need YOUR help becoming unstuck. Please help me
write this on-line series and determine the path of its characters.
And get your byline seen by zillions of people*!
*Contingent upon each you getting millions of your readers to visit the site.
|After several years of writer's block on this novel, I've decided to open it up and go crazy! And to do so, I need YOUR help! Please feel free to submit a short "bit" or chapter to help move the story along. Upon acceptance, YOUR piece will become part of the overall novel and in return I'll provide you with a free profile page at DREAMWalker Group with links to their own sites (as well as contact information, etc.).
Guidelines and Requirements.
- First, read the novel as it now stands. Get a feel for the atmosphere of Promisetown by reading all introduction materials, including:
Bits (chapters) at Promisetown Tales should be between 200 and 1,500 words. Readers of this novel are busy, busy people -- and we think short is better. The idea here has always been to give the reader as much story as possible in as short and concise a bit as possible.
Note that each bit (chapter) should relate to and build off the overall story and previous bits.
As the author of a bit (chapter), you force the direction of the next bit's action by offering the next Bit's first line at the bottom of the bit you write. (For example, Bit 15 provides Bit 16's opening sentence as "Before he won the Pulitzer, Patrick" So Bit 16 will begin ... "Before he won the Pulitzer, Patrick"
Pieces written "by" the characters will not be considered. Those pieces will be written by Michael Walker at his own discretion and when he feels they add to the overall novel.
Your submitted piece is subject to editing by the primary author of Promisetown Tales, Michael Walker; however you will be provided with the opportunity to accept the edits and have the Bit published -- or turn down the edits, in which case the draft Bit will not be published.
The novel Promisetown Tales remains the copyrighted material of Michael Walker. However, each bit (chapter) that is submitted will carry a byline -- your name.
Authors who have pieces accepted will also get a free profile page at DREAMWalker Group with links to their own sites (as well as contact information, etc.).
It is requested that you provide a cross-link from your homepage back to the novel, Promisetown Tales. This will help drive readers to the site!
New bits (chapters) to the site, as well as the co-author's name. will be announced on the repeating left page of DREAMWalker Group. The site DREAMWalker Group currently profiles approximately 2,300 authors and artists.
There is no compensation for inclusion in the electronic version of Promisetown Tales, except for free advertising and publicity that may result in such inclusion.
In the event that Promisetown Tales is ever published in book form, each author will be paid $100 for each bit that is in the final published book.
For information, or how to submit a Bit, write me at alter_mike-promisetowntales.yahoo.com.
Questions You May Be Asking
Q. I write about an entirely different subject matter. Cookbooks are my forte. Can I contribute?
A. Sure, but I'm going to ask you to spread your creative wings. If you have an idea, take a change and write it out. This is a novel, so you're going to have to do it as fiction.
Q. Do I have to write for the next Bit?
A. Pretty much so. . Like most novels, Promisetown Tales has several stories and themes going on at one time. But part of the fun of this novel is the fact that you're action must flow via the direction offered in the previous Bit.
Q. How much time do I have to submit a piece?
A. A new Bit will come out on the 1st and the 15th of each month. This means you'll have about one week to submit your ideas and/or Bit; and I'll have one week to edit it (if necessary) and place it in the novel online.
Q. Where do I send my submission?
A. Send submissions or requests for information to
Thanks for your contributions!
Primary Author, Promisetown Tales (http://promisetowntales.com)
Proprietor, DREAMWalker Group (http://dreamwalkergroup
Promisetown Tales: An On-line Serial Novel