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Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann is offering readers the chance to watch her novel taking shape, word by word, on the collaborative platform.

This article titled “Watch a novel being written ‘live'” was written by Alison Flood, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 12th September 2012 10.34 UTC

Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann is opening herself up to the kind of scrutiny most writers would pay to avoid: this morning, she started writing her new novel on Google Docs, and you can see it taking shape word by word as she types. (I just saw “something was happening here, and something was unfolding, and she was not in a position to put a stop to it” emerge on the page).

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