When a husband and wife team up to write, it can be a no-holds-barred, bare knuckle cage match … just the way we like it. We have been writing together for 15 years — with the scars to prove it — and can say without hesitation that it’s not for the faint of heart. Writing with a lover takes unwavering focus, deep trust, grim determination and a willingness to push beyond your limits to reach a shared goal. It’s a lot like a team sport, only with less athletic tape. We don’t have any championship rings yet (like, say, J. K. Rowling), but we’re not rookies either. We’ve learned a lot about sustaining the magic, mystery and madness necessary to reach peak performance in the often-bruising world of paired writing. Read more of this post we wrote over at the cool blog Fictional Candy and join in the comments!