Sure. As long as it is positive to let me know that Iím on the right track with my writing.
Yes for sure! I love it when readers leave me comments. It doesn't matter if they say they liked my writing or didn't like it. I just love the input and don't really consider any feed-back negetive. I look at it as an opportunity to improve my skills as a writer and learn what others enjoying reading, which is essentially my goal, to write stuff people want to read.
Yes, especially criticism. Hearing praises for my work gives a negative effect on me since it makes me lose interest in trying to make my work better. Criticism though gives me the determination to work harder and further develop my writing style.
Only when it's positive--haha!
Definitely. The best part of a book signing is to meet readers who've enjoyed my books, or watch someone browsing through one, when they find a part that makes them smile.
It does. I am constantly revising my work to the point where I am completely satisfied with the end result.
Yes, absolutely - I always love feedback and debate which is what is so fantastic about blogging.
Yes, most of the time.
Depending on the reader, it can help me immensely. But in general it does help.
I love, love, love getting emails or letters from people who have read my book. I love speaking at libraries and having readers ask me specific questions about my characters. Yes, it givee me a lot of help. It gives me a lot of hope!
Sometimes. It helps a lot when I haven't been too detailed and they think it needs more detail or characterization.
Yes, it does. After all, who do you write to please if not the reader? When they tell you what they like or don't like, you'd be foolish not to listen.
Sometimes. I am starting to see that with my blogging, the reader feedback is often so cheerleader-like that I get complacent about my work. With my other writing (essays, fiction) I look for constructive feedback.
Absolutely. I love to hear from readers and know that they are enjoying what I am writing. We may start out writing for ourselves and then for a market, but ultimately we writers like to know that people out there are reading our work and it is having an impact on them.