Yes, my wife.
Yes I do. It helps me to have the opinion of someone not involved with my writing. They can see things that I might miss.
Yes, I have one person that I've known for over 20 years. She has no problem telling me if she does or does not like something I wrote and why. That is a big help to me.
Yes. People on Writing.com and Patricia Brueni on AOL.
Yes. I can't say it enough. Get a critique group.
On occasion, I take rough drafts to my writers group for a critique.
I sometimes have my husband read them, also.
I have at times.
Yeah, I actually share them with quite a few people so I get a general idea of what needs changing. I mean, if I'm going to write for the public to read it then I need to write so the public can understand it. And thus I use the public as my editor. But I do have a few people that I listen to a little bit more. Most of them are either people who I know have read alot and are versed in literature, or they're other writers who I respect.
Yes. I share my work with family members and close friends. I allow them to proofread for me on occasion as well, and this has helped me immensely.
Yeah, until they get worn out and stop answering my e-mails.
I have a unique intensity to put it mildly.
When I am in the process of writing a novel, bits and pieces of it are scattered all about my environment. If I have a thought while driving, it can be found scribbled on a wrapper or receipt. Consequently, I find myself sharing bits and pieces of my work with everyone around me. By the time I have a draft ready, my friends and family are itching to read it. I love hearing there opinions.
I never share a rough draft with anyone. I do not present my work until I have gone as far as I know I can. Usually, I work on something until I know there is nothing else I can do without feedback. That involves at least four drafts. I then edit for grammar and spelling. I like to present a strong, viable version of what I am trying to say.
I have a good friend who operates as my reader/editor. I do the same for her. We understand how each other thinks and ride shotgun for each other. Her opinion I trust completely, as she does mine. She is a most experienced, sophisticated reader and I know if something I have written displeases or pleases her, her feedback is more than useful; it is essential.
Yes I do, just because English is my second language. I need an editor to watch for misuse of words. Sometimes I am careless with grammar and or punctuations. So yes, it is always good to have one to work with you. I usually wait until the poem is just about done before I turn it to my editor.
Always, I have family and friends that I know will give me an honest opinion, whether it hurts my feelings or not.