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Turn a writing partner into a life partner
In 1996 I started corresponding with a Hungarian writer via email. Anikó and I wrote hundreds (if not thousands) of emails to each other during the following three years. She and I eventually collaborated on a screenplay and a book. This book.

In 1999 Anikó flew from Budapest to L.A. for a vacation. I asked her to marry me within a couple of days.

A few years later, we were watching an interview with writer/director Nora Ephron in the extras section of her "You've Got Mail" DVD. At one point, Ephron says:
I think it's a real conceit of romantic comedies--certainly of this particular romantic comedy--that you would fall in love with someone entirely because of words. I think it's a fantasy that we would ever really fall in love with someone entirely because of the fact that they were a great writer.
Anikó and I looked at each other and burst out laughing.
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Erman Baradi
Hi Alan! Great story. Congratulations on the book as well! How's the writing nowadays?
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331 week(s) ago
Thanks, Erman! At the moment, I write and edit radio news scripts for a living, and do some freelance consulting on the side.
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331 week(s) ago
Erman Baradi
What are the disadvantages of writing with a partner? Creative conflict?
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