(Toledo, OH) Years ago I participated in a unique experiment in collaborative writing in which posters would pick up the thread of a story that was left by the last visitor. The result was an evolving work of fiction that carried the imprint of a variety of writers.
One of the problems with the site was its lack of moderation; there would be a half-dozen serious writers whose work would be interrupted by cyber-clowns posting stupidity.
The thought that crossed my mind was to set up a similar project in a blog format. Invited members of the blog would be free to log in and make posts, carrying the story forward (this would eliminate the problem of trolls). The comments section could be used to critique the writing as well as to offer suggestions on where the next writer could go.
What do you think? What sorts of gound rules do you see as necessary for this project to be successful (or at least entertaining)?