Some guidlines to follow to write a generally successful collab.
- Thou shalt not switch characters or point of view midst collab.
- Thou shalt not deviate from thy main goal.
- Thou mayest add goals if none are of higher importance than thy main goal.
- Thou must have good grammar throughout.
- Thy character must have flaws, but thy character must not consist entirely of faults.
- Thou shalt not kill thy main character.
- Thou shalt not let thy romance move faster than thy collab.
- After six score and ten chapters, though shalt never decide thy character’s personality shalt change.
- Thou shalt not delay thy plot.
- Thou shalt not depress thy readers. Thou mayest make them sad, but never depress!
- Thou shalt remember thy readers
- Thou shalt remember thy fellow authors.
- Thou shalt not change main characters
- If thy lead author loses interest, thou shalt change tactic.
- Thou shalt never say thy collab shalt be dry.
- Thou shalt always use proper grammar upon presenting thy idea
- Thy characters shalt be diverse
- Thou shalt remember thy six base archetypes.*
- Thou shalt not need to wait thy turn if it is clear no one is writing.
* Thy six base Achetypes:
(There are really only three, but some differences depend on gender.)
Hero/Heroine: Protective, brave, headstrong, generally the main character.
Drama Queen/King: Usually the first to fall in love, often needs saving, sometimes from an external force, usually from the force of their own drama.
Sidekick or Goofball: More upbeat than Hero, also brave, often Main characters best friend. Usually provides comic relief.