Ami asked Douglas Preston:

How do you and Lincoln Child collaborate in the writing process? Does one person start the book, and then another finish it?

Douglas Preston We plot the books together in a series of brainstorming phone conversations, and then we will create a chapter outline of, say, the first 20 chapters. I will take and write one sequence and Linc the other. And then we rewrite each other--which of course really pisses both of us off--but the end result seems to be a prose style that is different from our individual styles and seems to work well.

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