So I've been stuck in an unproductive runt for a while where I havent written anything (fiction-wise at least) for a few months now and its really starting to bum me out. I have a friend who is also a creative writing person and we have pretty similar tastes, styles, habits, etc. He's been open to the idea of doinfg a collaborative project for a while, we just never sat down to figure out how and have been easily distraced with other things (like school!). We don't know exactly how we will accomplkish this because we live in different states, but I mentioned the idea of an Exquisite Corpse and he seems pretty stoked about it. The way we shall build up the story is by alternating the author/paragraph/page at a time from one week/month to the next. We can keep emailing each other back and forth the next part and let the other person take up where the other left off. The only problem I foresee is one person really liking the way the story is developing and the other completely changing the direction. Or, one writer railroading the direction of the story by throwing a character in a plot dead end or something. As long as we respect each other I hope it will work, but nothing ever goes as planned and that's what Im afraid of. Does anyone know of any collaboration techniques that authors use that may help or are similar/useful for people working across state lines/long distance? Are there any other complications of the Exquisite Corpse technique that may require revisions? I thank you in advance for the help.