The Green Room
So what did our team members think of their collaborative experience with History’s Keeper?
Click on their names to find out more about each team member.
Says “Time travel. Who doesn’t love a good time travel tale? My hub (or group of writers) took a route that lead us to Princess Anastasia, the “lost” daughter of the Russian Tsar in the early 1900’s. One of the most enjoyable parts for me was doing the research about the time periods that our stories took place in – everything from style of dress to major weather events. I think it would have added to the adventure if our hub had chatted more about the directions we were all taking but life got in the way for most of us – myself included. Still, it was an exercise in putting yourself out there. We each had to continue on after the other’s stories and perhaps it was for the best that the author of the original tale couldn’t really influence the choices the others made once they took over. It was humbling and exciting.
Not something I would recommend for your first foray into collaborative writing, but definitely something to experience.”
As an outsider looking in, I think we, as writers, tread a very thin line between where you are—sitting comfortably in all your normalcy—and insanity. I’m so glad I’m not alone on this road to Crazy.
I’ve really loved getting to know the characters throughout this project. I was initially drawn to Cate, because I totally understood her plight. She believes in doing a job right, and to me, no job is worth doing if it isn’t done right. Well, that, and I am sucker for the underdog.
As the story progressed another character grabbed my attention: The Keeper. I love that she’s omnipresent and can be different things to different people. She’s also a very nasty piece of work, so the possibilities were endless. I had a lot of fun with her. *insert evil laugh here*