Again, only to the point where I need help with the storyline.
No, not really. I've found family and friends do not really give honest opinions and say what they think you want to hear. Or, they don't what to hurt your feelings. I use my publisher and editor, they're the true professionals.
I belong to a critique group and they get to hear all my rough drafts--sometimes more than once.
Indeed I do. I have 3 or 4 people who are trusted and loyal readers of my manuscripts.
I share my rough drafts with my husband, and only my husband.
No. If people don't like what I produce, they stop paying for it. Good enough for me!
No, I don't. Maintaining exclusivity is nourishing. I'll tease though by flexing my six-pack brain during conversations.
Yes, I share them with my sister. I love my sister, mind you, but as my editor, we do squabble over details occasionally. However, I've learned over time that not every reader will feel the same way and you have to keep an open mind and try to remember that the person giving you their opinion, is the average reader. Not every reader will like or dislike the same thing, so you have to keep that in mind as well.
Some friends, close family and co workers read my manuscripts as I write them, but they do not have access to make copies of the work. I would rather not allow an unpublished and uncopyrighted version of my projects to get out. Not that I feel it would be worth stealing, but you never know.
I would be foolish not to!
I certainly do share rough drafts of stories I am working on, and I share ideas of stories I plan to write with others as well. I share them especially if I come to a point in a story where I may have in my head 2 or 3 options of which way I might want the story to turn, the feedback helps me keep the story on track.
I do share my writings with friends, not family. I'm looking for that critical eye and friends tend to treat my work as if it has been published and they are buying my book after flipping through the pages.
I would, but, I don't have anyone to share with.