In the past, I have eschewed collaborative endeavors due to bad experiences. However, there simply is no good reason for that.
It has become my determination that I will now consider collaborative works. The reason for this change in my work philosophy is simply that such work is valuable as a learning tool, and also that I now have the confidence and knowledge to go into a project with another, without getting busted or taken advantage of.
So, if a person brings me a sample, of either art or also writing, and wants me to either write, or draw, their work, then we can together learn to collaborate, write contracts, and complete something.
I will not work on any project with another creator for more than a small, fast project. It will not be an extended partnership. This way, it can be like "courting," as my new friend Richard suggested.
At first I told him that's not how it works, but sure, I can see that. Easy in, easy out.
Let's make something together.