Yes I do.
Yeah I used to have my friend Kathy read all my stuff when she lived here. For a while I would email her the new things so she could read them too. But since I haven't done a lot of my own things lately I haven't had much to send her. Though she does ask me all the time.
Not so much. Maybe later, as I develop longer works, I will work with a critique partner.
Yes, absolutely. I have a few gr8 writer friends and we meet and give each other feedback and eat cookies and laugh.
I once showed a rough draft of an erotic short story to two of my friends. One was scandalized and the other not scandalized enough; neither gave me feedback that I could use. My sister categorically refuses to read an incomplete story, so I finish my manuscripts before she reads them and make changes where necessary.
Yes. Colleagues. They encourage me a lot and are amazed at what I write. My brother as well, he asked me "Hey little brother have you ever heard of Dr. Seuss? Your work is just like his". And of course I share it with Deneb Cygnus my close friend and bass player for the band.
yes. Dr. Maxwell, Coach Tom Mullins ~ my pastors.
Yes, family and close, interested friends.
No. I do not trust the opinion of anyone who is not me.
Yes, sure as it helps to improve the writing process as well as the result.
I share everything with my wife. She's tough. Then I send my stories to my agent, who's also tough.
Right now, my family--mainly my mum--gets to read every tiny mistake. As long as I inform them what they are reading is a rough draft, in the end I think they do enjoy being one of the first to read it.
Yes, I have several friends that I share my work with, most of whom are writers themselves.
No. I never share drafts with anyone. But lots of people see my work after I post it and I can edit it based on the feedback I get then.
I often show rough drafts of my writing to my friends and family, before releasing it to the world.