So already I had an experience that shows me there may be something to writing fiction in a collaborative environment.
I posted a few stories on my wiki the other day, and then announced the fact on a few discussion boards I frequent. T. Lynn Adams, a fellow author hopped over to the site and read one of my stories. The story is an event that takes place in a children’s Sunday school class. Now I sat through years and years of this kind of class when I was younger, so I thought I had a pretty good idea of what would happen in the story. But I haven’t really been in a class like this on a regular basis for 15 years. T. Lynn Adams, on the other hand, said she has “sat through MANY a primary singing time”. She made a suggestion, based on her experience, that makes the story more realistic, and more humorous. Her suggestion adds an aspect of the story I had completely missed.
The crux of the matter is that the story will now (in my opinion) be a better story because somebody else lent their expertise.