We have seen many writers/authors collaborating with one another; few have been criticized for constantly using co-authors on their work.
Authors such as James Patterson¹ have said in the past, that his co-authors write the first draft and then he write subsequent drafts. This could be a way to put your first foot forward and take dive into the world of writing and publishing. But, is this a good idea for authors who aren’t yet well-known?
We have also seemed great collaboration in the world of Paranormal Romance. Gena Showalter & Kresley Cole to name a few. Their collaboration increased the quality of the series and it created a wave of speculation. Does it always work that way or does the author with more presence & popularity keep the benefit?
Question for authors: As an author, would you be willing to collaborate? and with whom would you like to co-author? Is there a reason why some authors choose to do this? Lack of imagination? Lack of material?
Question for readers: Do you think author’s collaboration can deteriorate the quality of a story² and the writing quality of each author?