About the Authors

Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson
Sarah holds a Bachelor in Nursing, and specializes in peri-operative nursing. She currently resides in Calgary, AB, Canada. She is also a current member of Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society in Calgary.
Ashley Lindsay
Ashley Lindsay
Ashley holds a PhD in Chemistry and works for the University of Auckland as a researcher. In her spare time, she volunteers as a Girl Guide leader for teenagers aged 13-17 years old. She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Our Writing Process

The most common question we receive writing together is; how do we do it? Collaborative writing is now becoming more common, yet it remains a mystery for those who view writing as a solitary activity. In a nutshell, we are plotters, not pantsers (in writing terms this refers to either creating an outline or writing by the seat of your pants, respectively). We typically outline each chapter and then divvy them out evenly. We’ve also grown together in our writing over the years, so that our styles now merge almost seamlessly. Occasionally, after several revisions of a work in progress, neither of us can tell who wrote what. That is when we know we’ve succeeded in making the text flow together as a whole. For more information on our writing process, visit the blog and see what we’re up to.