1. CLICK HERE to add your name to join the group.
2. Post only after you have been tagged to make sure that the person before you has presented their installment.
3. If you can, post your addition to the story on your blog within four days of being tagged. If you do not send your installment to jennfer-eaton (at) Comcast (dot) net by Sunday 4:00PM EST there is a possibility that you post will not be scheduled on time for the Tuesday update.
4. Send the link to your blog post to “Jennifer-eaton (at) comcast (dot) net”, and tag the next person.
5. MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. SOME PEOPLE DON’T HAVE “CONTACT ME” OPTIONS ON THEIR WEB SITES. We need to be able to tag you to let you know you are “up”.
6. If you do not have a blog, or you don’t want to post your installment on your site, you can email your addition to me and I will post it here and add it to the story-roll.
7. You may direct your readers to “Write a Story” for links to earlier installments, or to add their name to the comments list if they’d like to join.
8. When we get to the end of the list, person #1 will be up to bat again. We will keep going until we end the story, or interest wanes.
9. If the muses aren’t poking you with their magic word wands, please pass to the next person in the list. We will come back to you when we start the cycle over.
10. No cussing.
11. I will post weekly (probably Tuesday) a link to your blog so people who are following the story can read the next installment. If we end up ahead of ourselves (finishing early) the weekly post will appear behind to those contributing. That’s okay. It will make room for hiccups if someone does not submit on time.
12. If you bow out, and others continue, you still agree to allow us to use your words and ideas in the project moving forward. Your name will be credited for the work you contributed.
13. Jennifer M. Eaton will hold the rights to compile and present your installments as part of “Write a Novel With Me” while you are contributing, and afterwards. You will always be credited for your work. (This just makes it so if you join early on, and you bow out, that we do not have to remove segments you’ve contributed, which would leave big holes in the story)
14. If interest wanes, and I need something to keep my creative juices flowing, I may finish it on my own… unless it is in a category I don’t enjoy. Then I will let it die.
15. Most importantly: Have fun! That’s what writing is all about. If you can’t do it when your number comes up, no harm, no foul, just pass on to the next person.
Note: If you finish in a day, please submit that same day and tag the next person. This will keep the “weekly post” ahead of schedule in case we hit a bump, like someone getting sick, or on vacation, or forgetting to tag the next person.