Feed-back helps a great deal. It says, first of all, that somebody actually reads this stuff. A bit of praise goes a long ways. However, the most helpful feedback is from other writers who know and respect you enough to dare to say, "I really liked this part, but. . . " and point out weaknesses or inconsistencies. Hard-hitting critiques are painful to receive, but do far more for my writing than flowery praise. But I'll still put up with a bit of praise once in a while.
Depends on the expertise of the reader.
It depends on who the readers are and what their feedback actually is. If they're able to provide thoughtful comments and honest criticism, then they're worth their weight in gold. As a teacher I always caution students against making what I call 'judgement statements'. Stating 'that book was really good' is only valuable if the author is an egotist. Explaining what made it 'good', and why, is better. I don't live for flattery; but as an artist I do strive for mastery, and readers who can provide insight into what makes something strong and what can be subtly improved in the next go-round are crucial to that process.
if i get it, it is very helpful. if its good, then it makes me happy that other people are enjoying my work as much as i enjoyed making it. however, if its bad, i know what to do to make it better.
Always. It lets ME know that at least some person read it!
If the feedback is negative, agree or disagree. The important thing is to see the other persons point of view.
Consider this: Every opinion is correct because it's a person's OPINION - even idf that person could be wrong.
Example: 'Meat is murder' says a vegetarian. That's what the vegetarian believes, and their belief is correct to them - even if others think they are wrong.
If someone is criticizing your writing? So what? Learn from it.
Yes, as long as it is unbiased. I like being told "this is a great book", but I also like feedback for how it could be better.
Reader feedback helps a great deal. If readers aren't getting what I'm writing, I want to fix it so they are. I write to entertain other people. If they are not entertained, that is a flaw of my work. Obviously, everyone is not going to agree on everything you've written. In fact, I've gotten contradictory advice on my screenplay, from reputable individuals. In the end, you do have to follow your instincts, but it's silly to think you're such a good writer you can't improve your writing. The trick is to decide what feedback has merit.
Yes, this is very important. I receive reader feed-back every month from people all across the United States about the blogs I publish on www.blogspot.com
Yes and no. I will listen to what you have to say, but at the end of the day I write what I feel is better for me.
I love it, I mean when I get a review I literally squeal and text my friend. Even bad feed-back I love because it helps me, I don't like when people go out of their way to say something mean though, if it's not needed and you can't say it in a way that's going to help me don't bother.
YES! very much. when a writer knows he/she is being appreciated and his/her works are being read, it gives them the energy to move on and make their works better. :]
Sometimes. I don't rely on readers to write my story for me. Usually, I already know how the story is going to progress before I sit down to write it.