I'm curious how different disciplines deal with writing papers. They think that the lead author (one of them) comes up with the basic idea and someone else runs the analysis. Then, I'm supposed to take their idea, read all the "relevant" articles (which is poorly defined) and write the paper. My usual reaction to that is "you're asking me to do what?!?" Then when the papers haven't been finished and submitted because I'm waiting for the "lead author" to have time to look at it and give feedback and finish any issues with the discussion, I'm accused of being a "poor writer."
My experience led me to believe that the lead author comes up with the idea but is also responsible for a good chuck of the writing. The co-authors contribute as well but it's not "dictated" to them.
I know there are different expectations about publications between disciplines but are there disciplines that actually write papers in this manner?