Penguin Tries Group Writing Via Wiki; Six Weeks To Write A Novel

Penguin claims to be the first major publishing house to use a wiki for writing a novel from scratch. A Million Penguins went live Thursday; using wiki software it can be written, edited or read by anyone. It’s not quite from scratch, though: it’s being seeded by a team of students; a Penguin editor will write progress reports. The novel went live on Thursday and its first lines are already in play for anyone who cares to participate. It began with these words: