Watch Author Silvia Hartmann Write A Novel Live On Google Docs

Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann is doing something rather brave: just this morning she started writing her new novel on Google Docs and is letting the world watch over her shoulder.

She's already roughed out eight chapters of The Dragon Lords — which is impressive given she only started at hours ago. It's perhaps not yet literary gold, but there's something mesmerising about watching her type in real time. Speaking to The Guardian, Hartmnann admitted:

"I've never done this before. I do have faith that if something fits in with my vision and potentially enhances it further, it will definitely be taken on board. I am going to trust my instincts and go with what I feel is right, all the way through. For example, if I have a character and I love him, and all the readers hate him, I'll probably stick with him. He might be redeemed further down the line, who's to say?"

Good on her, I say. Go take a look over at Google Docs. [Google Docs via Guardian]

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Comments

    Wonder if he realises that he no longer owns the writing and that Google now does.

    "She’s already roughed out eight chapters of The Dragon Lords — which is impressive given she only started at hours ago"

    Was impressive until you realise a chapter is little more than a page...

    I mean it's better than I could probably do, but I'm not a writer, and 3600 words in a couple of hours is no suprehuman feat.

    You can also watch grass grow on Instagram, or paint dry live on a Facebook wall

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