New Paper Golem Project?

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I’m supposed to be working on finishing up a short story for an anthology, but for some reason I seem to be in Publisher mode this morning, not Writer mode.

I’m toying with the idea of starting a new book project / series. A small anthology, maybe 20 or so stories, from 20 different authors. The catch is that all of the authors write their stories starting with the same handful of prompts, likely a person, a place, and a thing.

I like the idea of an anthology that has a very loose theme, and seeing where so many different authors would go given the same simple starting points.

The pay would likely be limited to a pro-rata share of any profits after expenses, so barring some insane best-seller fluke, no one (least of all me) would get rich on this. Still, I’m curious what (if any) the reaction might be among readers of this blog.


5 comments “New Paper Golem Project?”

At the very least, it’d be a fun project for those involved in the making. The reader hook (beyond some of the authors you get for your ToC) would be in the prompts themselves.

For me, part of the intrigue stems from seeing what so many different authors will do with the same initial elements.

I’d love to give it a shot.

It is one of those ideas that has the makings of something fun. I can see it appealing to beginning authors as well as to the award winners who just want to write. I am interested in seeing how this project of yours develops.

Heh. So, I should put you down for a couple dozen copies? 🙂

Hmm… what’s a good steampunk prompt…

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