Mostly I share them with my sister in law and my brother if I really want an honest opinion of whether or not to go forward with writing.
Not really. I prefer to do some editing before sharing.
No, I don't
Yea. Whenever I'm writing and I'm feeling stuck. If i feel like its not coming alone. The way i want. I will ask my friend to read. And give me advice on what she thinks I need to do. She usually helps me out when i get stuck.
Jade Sperry (jadedphotography.me)
Yes. A very good friend of mine writes music reviews in Canada and he reads the drafts before I post them. He's also been a great source of knowledge when it comes to writing reviews.
Yes, I share all my drafts with my husband, Arun, who is also an excellent writer and editor. He gives me some great feedback.
I may show a rough draft to someone close to me but generally I wait until it is a first draft. My rough drafts are all over the place lately!
I guess, I never really have had to do that yet, since I dont like playing with my poetry too much, I'll occasionally edit what I think is necessary, but I think that this applies more to novels, which I'm not ready to write yet.
I used to. But those persons passed away.
I share them with the whole world. That's the purpose of the Fiction Fragments blog at Fiction Improbable. I write daily and post what I've written. Anyone who's interested can follow the whole process of writing a story from start to finish.
When I have drafted the novel I rewrite it and edit. Then I pass that draft to my wife and parents for a first read. After their comments I redraft and send it to my editor.
Absolutely. I used to share in a wider venue, like weebook, but now I am in a small writer's group and find that I get what I need there.
I have a writing group of friends from my MFA program who, thankfully, are willing to look at my drafts before I send them into the world.
Always. I sent the first 30 pages of my WIP to a trusted friend earlier, curious what she thinks of the direction/writing so far. She's great at tearing the story down, or keeping my positive attitude on track. She's a saint.
Absolutely. If I get stuck I will run the story past anyone that will read it. Even if I use none of their suggestions, they have still helped to get the creative process moving in a different direction. I really love that process, as well.