Tips for Movie Maker article on working as a writing team

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    I've been asked by Movie Maker Magazine to do an article on "How to Write with a Partner Without Wanting to Kill Them," or something like that, with plenty of actionable tips and strategies that readers can apply on a practical level.

    This would be in their annual Complete Guide to Making Movies issue.

    If you are (or were) part of a writing team and have tips on what to do (and not to do), please post here or PM me, or contact me via my website.

    Some specific questions:

    1. How do you decide someone would be a good (or bad) partner?
    2. Did you do a formal contract? Why or why not?
    3. How do you divide up the work?
    4. What's the process when writing as a team, and how is it different (or not) from writing as an individual?
    5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of writing as a team?
    6. What challenges did you face and how did you resolve them?
    7. How do you resolve conflicts?
    8. When do you decide to call it quits?
    9. Any other tips for making it work?

    Here's a previous piece I did about a writing team:

    http://creativescreenwriting.com/the...n-in-six-days/
    "People who work in Hollywood are the ones who didn't quit." -- Lawrence Kasdan

    Please visit my website and blog: www.lauridonahue.com.
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