Female authors struggle with finding the right publisher for their work. There are many stereotypes about women in the writing industry, and most publishers want females to fit a certain narrative for their work to be accepted. It is always a biased and limited view of what the experience of women is. That is why more upcoming female authors are venturing into co-authoring so that they can have an even stronger voice on the issues they are writing about. Here is a guide on how to succeed as female co-authors.
Find a niche to write on
Before you seek a female co-author to partner with in your next publishing project, you should do self analysis and discover the niche where you are likely to succeed. What is your passion? What do you love writing most about? Why do you think you are the right person to write on it? These are some of the questions you should ask yourself before getting started.
Identify potential partner
After you have found your niche, the next step is to find the right person to partner with. Who do you think is the best match for you to work with? This works best if you are reading work by other authors and finding someone who thinks like you. When you find a potential partner, it is now time to reach out and express interest to partner.
Meet up and put plans together
If you reach out and the author seems enthusiastic to work with you, the next step should be planning on how you will write. This includes coming up with a schedule of how often you will be meeting. You should also work on a program of who will write which sections, and the deadline that you will have to adhere to. Co-authoring requires discipline and compromise, but the results are always worth every minute spend on it.