What It’s Like to Write with A Partner

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
Happy Sunday to you all…
As you know I recently completed a novel with my boyfriend Author Ronald Hall called Overture of Darkness. I must admit, it was a challenge. I wasn’t sure I could do it at first because I had never written anything with a partner before except maybe a random poem on the spot with a man that I used to work with. That was as far as it went. Then Ron and I came up with this story that we just started writing over the internet via Twitter Messenger. He would write something, then I would write something and we just kept it up until we were tired. It was fun and we read it and realized that we work well together. So, we decided to create a full novel.
Overture of Darkness was a fun book to write. Not just because it was filled with supernatural elements which are my favorite theme to write about. It was fun because I had to share my ability to create something with somebody I love. Ron and I have completely different writing styles but somehow, we managed to make it work. The structure of how we did it is a little unusual. We assigned certain chapters to each other and we would work on them individually and then add them to the book as we went along.  
Once we had some idea of how we wanted this story to go and mapped out some of the characters, the ideas just started coming like clockwork. He would bounce ideas off me and I would do the same to him and if we liked what we came up with, we used them. There was maybe one chapter that we wrote together only because he started it and I finished