Yes it does. As the book gains momentum I'm sure there will be a lot of feed-back on this subject good and bad. I look foward to any response
I enjoy receiving Feed-back from my readers, it helps me, whether it be positive or negative, I consider it a form of mental therapy that helps me in my journey for a second edition of "MY FATHER MY DON"
Reader feed-back is important, but you have to be careful how much you let feed-back influence you. Everybody has an opinion and you can lose what makes the story uniquely yours.
Absolutely. I'm also an a member of an online critique group and this is a great source of feedback to strengthen my writing.
It depends if i know the reader or not. If it's a stranger, then I feel that it does not matter as much!
Absolutely. Reader feed-back opens up other ways to write and offers other opinions which may cause one to expand one's way of writing.
Feedback helps enormously. It provides encouragement. Criticism is helpful too. If it weren't for feedback, I suspect I would have lost interest in writing quite quickly. One of my dearest friends, who passed away in 2006, used to end his emails to me with "Write on!"
Yes. I show my work to several critique partners. I really enjoy getting feedback. It allows me to take risks because I know they'll tell me if something isn't working. Also, it's nice to get positive feedback on a story while I'm writing it.
Yes, of course. If no one tells you, how do you know if you are doing a good job or a bad job?
Occasionally...to a very small degree.
I'm lucky in that reviews and reader feed-back of my published works have always been positive. And that's really good for the confidence in those down times when you doubt yourself. But I also belong to a writing critique group and that early feedback (which is far more critical) is usually invaluable. Sometimes it takes an outside eye to see whether something is working or whether, in fact, you're writing rubbish!
Yes! Before I had my first book published I had a wonderful woman named Tanya from TX test read it....she told me what she liked and what she thought could be improved. It was invaluable to have someone outside of my family and friend circle look it over.
I still owe her a drink one of these days!
Sometimes, but I hope the book will help more him or her.
Reader feedback is absolutely critical when you are working within a tradition, especially a tradition struggling to grow, because a tradition is always polyvocal, and the best writers are dialectical, which means they struggle with the on-the-one-hand and on-the-other-hand with which feedback presents them. In fact, the more feedback, the better, especially with poetry, which always implies an audience. It is tribe that is being aimed at, not soliloquoy.