I think reader feed-back is very helpful. Each person who reads your work will offer a different slant on it. You may discover errors that you have missed or a character that may need to be fleshed out more. Then again, maybe your work is even better than you thought.
Yes. I think a writer can always improve, and readers can often see things that never occur to the writer.
Yes, for facts, feeling and finish, as my spelling can be brutal...
Of course. I wrote a pilot for a T.V. series once and sent it into the ABC. They completely rubbished it, I mean completely. There was not one positive comment. I saw that as a positive for me. I reviewed i, made a few changes and still liked it. I haven't tried to submit it again though. Even adverse criticism can be constructive if your attitude is right.
It would if I could get some. I find there is little response to the website invite.
When I do a project I have a number of readers whose opinions I value and whose recommendations I take seriously. They help immensely. I have any work of mine read by quite a few of these trusted filters before my agent or any publishing person sees it.
Sometimes, but as I say, I write for me.
I listen to those who have a world of professional experience behind them. My first editor was a publisher, an editor, and an author. These are the experts I listen to. Readers will either like your style or not. You will never please every reader.
Oh yes. I've joined several on-line critique groups and they have been a big help in improving and tightinig up my stories.
Not really. Its mostly a solitary thing.
Sometimes, but some people judge my work before really trying to understand it. Each person interprets things differently. I write experimental type things. Most people are used to the regular old writings.
Yes, enormously. I also invite questions on my web site, which I answer pro bono, but which also assist me when producing later editions of my books. The subjects for Q&A cover meetings procedure, family trusts and grammar.
Reader's feedback would help me enourmously, if I ever get it!
I always welcome constructive feedback. It's nice to know that readers like your book. It gives me added incentive to continue a series.
It is always great to get reviews from people. In fact the story which lead to a book that started out as a joke only became a book because of reader feedback. I laughed outloud when it was suggested I finish the story and get it published, but after the constant push to do so I did.