Novels by Wiki

Penguin publishing is trying something a little different. They are trying a Novel written on a Wiki by everyone.

Penguin claims to be the first major publishing house to use a wiki for writing a novel from scratch. A Million Penguins went live Thursday; using wiki software it can be written, edited or read by anyone.

That’s a pretty novel idea. (Pardon the pun) And in all honesty, when Jake and I participated (if that’s what you want to call it) in NaNoWriMo, we used a Wiki to do our writing. In fact, we still write on it a little at a time now. Of course that’s a little different from trying to get a bunch of people who don’t know each other to write a full novel without it being drivel.

Hmm… perhaps I’ll go lend my voice to the other 999,999 other voices and see if we can make a harmony.

Technorati Tags: , , , , ,

About Shane Ede

Shane Ede is an IT guy by day and a Entrepreneurial Blogger by night. You can follow him here on Thatedeguy or over on Twitter and Google+.