dementedtinkerbell wrote:I don't think it's a mistake showing people your writing before it's finished. I however, found that whenever I shared an idea for a story that I had, people automatically tried to change it, add ideas of their own and generally put me in a funk. I try not to show anyone what I'm writing any more because the pressure from friends and family drives me nuts. They always seem to want to change what I'm writing, how I'm writing it and even though I always outline carefully, I tend to lose the thread of the story I'm working on thanks to the interference.
I think it can, and does, work for some people. Unfortunately, it doesn't work at all for me.
dementedtinkerbell wrote:I see your point. The only person I have to read my work currently is my ex-husband to be, who discouraged me from ever trying to write because he thought I wasn't good enough. His problem is that he writes academically and I don't so we clashed many, many times and it took me a long time to be able to start writing stories in spite of him.
I think that if I found someone I could trust enough to read it with a critical eye and yet not try to put their own stamp on it, then I would probably go for it but until then, I'll just stick to writing alone :)
hannah_dreamergirl_3 wrote:Other than my dad and my best friend I have NEVER shown anyone what I'm working on atm, I'm about a third of the way through and was wondering if you think it's a good idea to get people to read over your work as your going?
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