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Are there any professions where people work as a team to create stories?

Writing or at least fiction writing seems like such a solitary task. Although I have many stories to tell, I don't want to lock myself from the world to share them. I'm more of a team person. How do writers have a sense of community when most of the work is solitary?

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Marjorie Light

One of the ways I create a sense of community is through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). There are other groups, too, for different genres of writing. (Mystery, Romance, etc) While you are correct about writing being a solitary occupation for the most part, there are numerous ways you can create a sense of community. For instance, aside from regional and national meetings,the SCBWI has local group meet-ups, sometimes on a monthly basis. The people I have met through this organization have become my close friends.

Often writers start critique groups that meet periodically to discuss their works-in-progress. You may even find a person, like I did, who has a similar vision and decide to co-author a book together. Attending writing workshops and conferences help you perfect your craft, but also puts you in touch with people who have the same interest as you.

A career where people might work in tandem on story boards are script writers for television shows. (And also video gaming stories.)

You may want to consider getting a Master's of Fine Arts (MFA) from a school such as Vermont College - they have a great track record of producing award-winning writers!

Whatever path you choose, keep writing!

Answered 1 year ago

Marjorie Light