Salt and Pepper.
Meat and Potatoes.
Lucy and Ethel.
I haven’t found someone I like writing with this much since … well, I don’t know if I’ve ever found someone so easy with whom to write. (Pipe down, Mom. You know that doesn’t include you.)
It helps to be of like minds. It helps to be flexible. It helps to find someone with whom you can bring different things to the table. Things like strengths and weaknesses … and cheese. That’s why my friend, Mel at AccordingToMags.com, and I complement each other so perfectly. She is the peppery-potatoey Ethel to my salty-meaty Lucy. And sometimes it’s the other way around. Whatever the subject matter, one of us is always able to take the lead and lay the groundwork and structure for the project while the other one is out shopping for shag carpeting, throw pillows and kitschy accent tables.
In the past year, Mel and I have co-authored a lot of things … from our unconventional Ketchup With Us writing challenge to our biweekly parenting column in the Lifestyle section of the Manilla blog, a site that was recently named one of PC Magazine’s Top 100 Websites of 2012 as well as an ABC News’ App of the Week.
We’ve actually already written five articles together for Manilla. Please take a look and feel free to share.
- Doable New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Kids
- ‘Tis the Season to be Crafty
- Letting Santa Out of the Bag
- Teaching Your Children to Appreciate What They Have
- Teaching Your Children to Give Back
Thanks, Mel. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Well almost every minute.
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