Collab Writers is a global community for creatives to connect, collaborate and create on poems, flash fiction, short stories and novels - and to get those stories on screen.
At the heart of the startup is a hub where members can collaborate to create and publish their work, with assistance and guidance from the Collab Writers team. They will also connect the best writers to the film world, to help adapt their work.
"Creatives at Collab Writers aren't just writers," says co-founder Jennie Griffiths. "We want to encourage a new wave of surrealist creatives to bring pictures, photos, words, images, illustrations, film and music together. We encourage a mash-up of creative genres and mixed media products including short graphic memoirs, manga and stories told through song and screen.
Collab Writers began as a joint concept between two writers, Jennie Griffiths and Anjali Alford - both short on time but rich in ideas and determined to write. Facing writer's block going solo, they dusted off and pimped the Victorian parlour game 'Consequences' and joined forces on writing a book, Consequences, where they took turns to write from two different protagonists' points of view. After a year they had completed the first draft, which is now being edited in preparation for publication in 2019. They are currently working on their second collaborative book.
It was off the back of writing Consequences that they had the idea to build a community to encourage other creatives to collaborate and disrupt the norm.
"Collab Writers is a call to action to rise up off the sofa, turn off the box set and awaken your inner creative through connecting and collaborating with like-minded creatives."
The final member of the core team is founding partner Elliot Groves, founder of the Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards, who is the conduit for connecting the community to prospective producers, directors and actors. "I am pleased to be able to contribute to this exciting new venture," he says."In my nearly thirty years working with writers and filmmakers I can see how Collab Writers fulfils a unique and important need."
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Collab Writers is a global community for creatives to ...