Absolutely. Every serious writer should and the sooner the better. I waited too long. I was so afraid I would lose my hobby if it turned out I wasn't any good. Still, if you are passionate enough, there is always room to improve and grow. The only way to move beyond yourself is to have people read it.
Usually not, only a couple of times I asked a friend of mine to check spelling.
I share rough drafts with my editor Loretta L and Dimitra S. both ladies are exceptionally talented published writers and editors themselves.
My children...always...they're a great inspiration...they're also very creative...and my husband, of course, he's very involved in my projects and very supportive...
Yes, I have a writing partner who also reads my rough drafts.
No. But if I found such a person I would! My wife doesn't even read my published stuff!
Not really. I don't like to share things like that with people. No one sees it until it is perfect.
I share with some family sometimes, but I fly solo most of the time since I was/am alone most of the time. Most of the time people sneaked a peek when I wasn't looking.
Trust, the word should be banned. It's a lie. How can you really trust someone? You never know what they're thinking. If people knew what I was thinking half the time they'd blush like a school girl and take off running.
Yes, I have. My husband and youngest daughter has always read my drafts. My youngest daughter, Alexus, always has such postive and insightful feed-back for me, as she's an avid reader herself.
Now more than ever you can work on a story with others.
It's called 'Cloud Computing' and it's as simple as sharing a google doc and working on it in real time together.
I have in the past, yes.
Yes. I have a few first readers who are great about catching flaws, errors, continuity glitches, but who are also encouraging about the things they like. I could use a few more, volunteers?
My two daughters are my copy editors. I value their opinions above all others.