Hey everyone, I've been trying to find a co-author for a story of mine and I thought I found one about a month or more ago. However, he turned out to be a right 'person' and told me he wasn't going to do the story any more because he wanted to find someone with experience. I didn't hear anything more until early last month and I found out he was writing my story idea with someone else. Now I normally would be flattered and not worried but this story idea I had been working on since I was fifteen, I had grown with the characters, worked on the idea since that age, etc. He has taken the idea, the female character, the business which was part of the story and everything else. I've been fighting with him to either get some kind of credit off him or gain the story back or even write with him but he's just not having it no matter how many times I ask him. I don't know if there's anything I can do legally and I'm posting this on this site to get some ideas off everyone. I understand it wasn't the best idea to give him all my ideas but then I didn't think he would do it this and I know there isn't a legal law against story ideas, but I have quite a bit of paperwork on the main character (the female character) which I did before I met him. I don't know what to do which is why I need advice. I apologise if this is was in the wrong place but I couldn't search to see where to put it.