Something I have been pondering and I figured I would kick off the Friday discussion. I don't write, because I think everything I would write would be crap. Well, I have written a couple of songs, but they were sort of silly. I had one I spent some time really working on a theme as a piece of historical fiction, but I haven't done anything with it. I saw I singer a couple of weeks ago at an open Mic. He borrowed a guitar and played these amazingly crafted song that had almost two guitar parts and strong strong vocals. They were technically good but seemingly "insincere" if that makes any sense. I loved the spirit, but not the songs. I listen to Outlaw Country on the weekends and they often have long form interviews with folks about their music and they talk of working with a collaborator. I'm sure that often makes a song better, but how do you really open yourself up working on an artistic endeavor with another person? I write all manner of stuff for work and take the edits without drama, because it's not a labor of love or a creative pursuit, but if you write, how do you do it? how do you get feedback from friends, family, and peers? I have been on the open mic circuit and heard some good and some boring/awful stuff. Surely the better stuff has had some feedback and polish along the way. What say you?