Introducing Chinese Whisperings

For a year now I’ve been working behind the scenes on a business project with fellow writer, friend and, I’m now proud to announce, business partner Jodi Cleghorn.

The business idea we’ve been working on is large, ambitious, and potentially wholly beyond our abilities. But nothing ventured, nothing gained. If it fails, we can at least say we tried. And if it succeeds, well… it’s going to be huge if it works.

Phase one of the plan was to produce an anthology of shorts stories by new and emerging writers. Ten writers later, and we feel the idea is working so well that the anthology is going to be a series of anthologies.

Let me introduce to you our new project, Chinese Whisperings.

Chinese Whisperings is a conceptual anthology created by Australian writer Jodi Cleghorn and Scottish writer Paul Anderson. Each anthology is a collection of interwoven short stories by emerging writers from across the English-speaking world. Unlike other anthologies, Chinese Whisperings is created in a sequential fashion.

The Red Book, the first of the anthologies to be produced through Chinese Whisperings, has each successive writer taking a minor character from the preceding story and telling their story as the major character in the next story. Each writer also references events from the preceding story to tie the ten stories together.

The first anthology, Chinese Whisperings: The Red Book will be available later this year in ebook format, and hardcopy.

In the meantime, in addition to our main site, you can subscribe to the official Chinese Whisperings blog, follow us on Twitter @ChineseWhisAnth and follow us on Facebook.

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