Let’s Get Together…
I’ve never written fiction collaboratively with anyone before.
Well, thats not strictly true, I’ve written non-fiction features with my husband and my son. In both cases, we bounced ideas off each other, talked out what the articles needed, but I did the final write ups. But it’s not a process I enjoyed and I can’t imagine I’d like it any better in fiction.
I’d hate seeing my words deleted and replaced by someone else’s (not least because they’d probably say the things much better than I did!) I’m far too nice to fight my own corner, but I’d be moaning like nobody’s business about the injustice of my words being rejected in favour of my partner’s.
I guess if I had to write with someone, I’d choose John Le Carre or Colin Dexter, and I’d sit there watching and learning and probably not putting any words on paper at all!
How about you, do you collaborate on writing fiction? Who would your dream writing partner be?