I'm the brainstorming phase of a new manuscript. Normally I do that on my own, but this time I I want to ask a few friends to help me with ideas. I'm sure you all know how the brainstorming process works.
Once I have the skeleton of something I think is good, I'll start writing it. Writing will be my solo work.
Now the question. My friends that helped me with the brainstorming should be credited in what way?
I guess, crediting them as co-authors are too much since they only helped me with the ideas. The actual writing work was all mine. On the other hand, giving him no credit at all seems not right.
How should I credit people involved solo in brainstorming, and what about rights?