In case you missed it, I’ve been writing about how writers can collaborate with others (writers, readers, spouses, fans) to supercharge their creative process. You can read previous posts here and here.
If you’re working with other people, coordination is key
There’s no question about it: collaboration has its downsides. It’s tough to keep lines of communication open when you’re working with someone else, to make sure that you’re on the same page.
Information can quickly get lost in a flood of emails flying back and forth.
Communication fails can derail your forward progress.
Meetings, phone calls, and instant messaging can suck up valuable time and plague you with interruptions.
How do you keep a project on track? How can you communicate effectively, without letting the communication process overwhelm you?
It turns out that there are several communication tools that can help you keep communications clear and organized. Even better, all the tools I’ve listed have free options–and yes, even their free versions are pretty darned terrific. Check ’em out–you’re sure to find one that suits your organization and scheduling needs!