I thought a bit about collaborative writing back when I read Sorcery and Cecelia, Or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer. Lately I keep coming back around to the idea. Two members of one of my writing groups submitted a collaboratively written piece in our last session. Also, I recently helped my husband draft some things for work by taking dictation.
You see, my husband is great at brainstorming and developing stories, but he has a very hard time writing anything down. This is due in part to dysgraphia and probably also to lack of practice. I just keep thinking how great it would be if we could write a story together. Featherfolk is already a Frankenstein’s monster of my ideas and his ideas, but I think it would be wonderful to write something with him that contains my words and his words.
Have any of you done collaborative writing? What did you find worked/didn’t work?