Has anyone here ever co-authored before? I've written a few shorter works on my own, but find the task of writing a novel to be both alluring and daunting. I've tried to work on my idea for a novel with a couple of friends, but it turned into them either accepting or rejecting my ideas, or they would give me notes like, "I think that's a little cliche. Maybe you should add a spin on that." Basically, it was always me putting up new ideas. I'm wondering if this happens often in co-writing ventures or if my mistake has been choosing close friends who, while creative, have never written anything before.