Yes. I started a critique group in my community and as writers we give serious thought and construtive feedback to each other.
It sure does. Every artist needs an audience and a little applause here and there.
Very much. Even negative feedback can be beneficial. It's good to know something you've written made someone take the effort to respond to.
Immensely. Both before and after publication.
Yes, I appreciate reader-feed back because it helps me to ensure that I'm writing what my readers want and need to hear. It is very important to me to listen to my readers.
I am my own worst critic and I find that if I get feedback from others, it will either help me improve or help me change my name.
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Always. I look at even having readers as a huge honor, and what they have to say matters tons to me. I answer every email I get from readers, they are that important to me.
Most definitely, although I have had little feed-back so far.
It might sound crass, but no. My stories are my own, my characters and ideas, they do not need any input as far as feedback goes. They will emerge as they wish, and exactly as they wish. Nothing will change that.
If someone likes them, sure, of course, that type of feedback is nice but I use it mostly as encouragement to keep my process pure. Whether it's in my personal life or my writing, I do not like to be influenced by others, whether they like or dislike me or my work. I am resistant to that actively.
Yes it does, but sometimes I have a hot temper and when somebody says the wrong thing, I try to put them in their place.
Yes. Feedback help you become a better writer.
Yes it does. It tells me if I am on track or wandering in a forest somewhere barking up the wrong tree.
My agent has given me a lot of incredibly useful feedback on my first draft. This is my first experience of this process, and it has been wonderful. I don't feel so alone with these people clamorously infesting my imagination. She talks about them as if they are real people, which reminds me of conversations I had with my mother about our favourite books. I cannot tell you how much this gives me a sense of it all being worth doing. And my readers liking what I write are a source of absolute joy.
Very much. I have learned a lot about writing and editing through the feedback of other writers. I highly recommend The Critique Circle as a free online space to share work without fear of it being visible to anyone but members of the site. There is an assortment of writers there to gain knowledge from and is critical to me getting my work in the shape it needs to be in order to go out on submission.