So what's your preferences in writing fan fic or otherwise? Do you find working in groups helps your stories flow better or give you more ideas as the work is passed from one writer to the other? Perhaps you're a "force" of one? Is writing more focused when you are the only person shaping, crafting and creating a story? Personally I do better alone. I can't share the glory in writing I'm afraid. Maybe that's due more to ego then anything, but really I know characters, plots and worlds better in my own frame of mind then having to share with others. Writing circles for one generally do not interest me, I'm sure others find them to be a big help, but I'm more the type to "Live in my own brain" when it comes to writing. Even if I'm stuck or having a writer block moment, I won't be happy until I solve the situation myself. Again, I think that's more ego then anything. That's what I'm like. What about you? Which do you find better in aiding your writing?