The Good Collusion Defeats the Lone Ranger

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We all collaborate from birth, in learning language for instance, in learning to play, and as writers. This paper discusses collaborative practice, how creative writers work with each other, including composite authorship as collaboration, as well as collaborative projects with visual and/or sound artists to generate material outside of conventional forms. Various questions are explored; what issues emerge in creative collaboration, especially cross-arts? How might one’s voice, or aesthetics, affect creative text? How might this kind of creativity be a social process? I will utilize examples from established collaborative partnerships. The paper addresses the concept and practicalities of collaboration, the issues and processes,and gives a brief discussion of theoretical ideas around these issues
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-14
JournalJournal of Writing in Creative Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • collaboration
  • creativity
  • language
  • visual

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