Dueling Computers

We realize that our approach to writing is unorthodox, but that is exactly what we want. It provides a way for us to literally write as partners on “one story.” We enjoy a “volley” process of writing, whereby we edit each other’s work until there is nothing left to change. Both computers are set up so that each of us has an inspiring place to work.

at the carpenter's bench

Em sits at the carpenter’s bench in the studio and I am at the upstairs desk at the window which has a spectacular view of the valley. After writing we load the story onto a little jump drive and deliver it to one another for editing. One changes the document to red when finished and the other to blue, that way we always know whose turn it is and what needs to be read and edited.

at the upstairs desk

With both of us writing at the same time, we make  progress, keeping the flow going. Our writing styles are similar and compatible so the stories are fairly easy to drop into, change, and go on to the next one. Reading each other’s work gives us even more ideas and new perspectives.

With cups of steaming hot tea or coffee nearby, we started writing this morning when it began to rain. Heavy mornings encourage us to  just disappear into a story. We’re back to work after a deserved and needed few days off.

But, since lunch the sun has come out and the valley looks spectacular. Maybe it’s time to take a break and go for a walk.

You may also want to visit our other websites:

The Journey – The Ride of a Lifetime

Uncommon Promise Video Channel

Uncommon Promise Story, Music and Art

The Up Side Lowdown by Cheryl

New Music – Virtual CD

In Touch In Tuscany


About cheryl & emerson

The Ride of a Lifetime! After sixteen years of trying to live in Italy as "true Italians," we set out to write a book about our experiences. As it turns out, we ended up doing a lot more than just writing a book because we decided that to capture the essence, we really needed music, poetry, drawings, videos and more. So, that's exactly what we did. You can find our complete body of work at www.uncommonpromise.wordpress.com. We hope you can visit us from time to time—let us know what your personal adventure looks like. Perhaps we can all glean some inspiration to go out and write a new chapter in our own stories! Wishing you the best, Cheryl and Emerson
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One Response to Dueling Computers

  1. yuri says:

    Enjoying reading your blog very much, can’t wait to visit you guys again in Toscana. xo

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