Working together in a collaborative fashion can be great if the product or project requires a number of different types of personality, experience or skills. But what about creative writing? Does the conventionally solitary, individual nature of creative writing benefit from groupthink?

Often the process of writing as an individual uncovers ideas and thoughts that the writer wasn’t aware of at the conscious level – the process of individual writing (not the product) can teach you something. But there are some potentially interesting developments at plotbot





Which is apparently a “web-based collaborative screenwriting application where you can write a screenplay with as many or as few people as you like.” Despite my reservations, and of the this excellent article at The High Hat, I’ve signed up for this and look forward to trying it out.