Embrace the Chaos by D. K. Fields

ever tried writing with someone else?

Crime Cymru

In our How I Write series, our Crime Cymru authors share their insights into the writing process. This week is a little different as it features D. K. Fields, the writing partnership of David Towsey and Katherine Stansfield, who share the ups and downs of co-writing and offer some invaluable tips on how to survive the process.

How We Write by D. K. Fields


We wrote Widow’s Welcome, the first in our Tales of Fenest fantasy-crime trilogy,the wrong way. Or, should we say, the wrong way for us. In co-writing, just as with most things in writing, there is no right or wrong, just personal experiences and striving for some kind of effective balance.

At the start of the writing process we had plenty of balance (not so much of the effective part) because we wrote, essentially, “in each other’s pockets”. We’d pass early pages…

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