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Do you let family read what you write?

  1. Traci21 profile image70
    Traci21posted 5 years ago

    Do you let family read what you write?

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Sometimes if they ask. My sister is on here, So I think she has read a few. She has commented on a few of them. I wish she would read more. LOL

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    Emily Sparksposted 5 years ago

    Yes.  Actually, I ask them to read it as to help me correct something and so I can hear there thoughts.  Sometimes they catch things I miss!!

  4. SidKemp profile image94
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    Until I went to college, I did. Looking back, it was a mistake. Their pretend encouragement had no depth, and it undercut me. My father owns every book I've published - and hasn't read one of them.

    Getting 100 followers on HubPages was a real breakthrough for me. I could say to myself, "Why am I wasting time trying to get one person to read what I write, when a hundred strangers are more interested?"

    I wish I'd had the courage and clarity to do that about 35 years earlier. Now, I write and publish, and encourage others to do so. Whatever your family may think, there is an audience for your work out there.

    And please, don't show your work to anyone before you think it is ready to publish, unless you have an extraordinary mentor and editor!

  5. kalokairi profile image38
    kalokairiposted 5 years ago

    No,maybe because i think that my English are not so good enough to read them.I wouldn't bear their criticize for my mistakes.

  6. Gamerelated profile image83
    Gamerelatedposted 5 years ago

    I am relatively new to writing so I am still a little shy about letting people know that I write.  That is why I write under this pseudonym Gamerelated.  The only person that I let read my writing is my girlfriend.  I have her proof read my Hubs so that I don't have grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors. 

    The drawback about not letting people in my immediate circle read my writing is that I am disadvantaged when it comes to getting traffic to my Hubs.  I could get more traffic if I shared my writing on Facebook.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you need more followers????  Maybe you could share your Hubs with some other social sites, Facebook included.  Why not HubPages own Facebook page???

  7. Cardia profile image93
    Cardiaposted 5 years ago

    My mother and I both love writing, and whenever we write a piece, we normally let each other read it and check for grammar, spelling, etc. I like when my mother reads my pieces, or if I talk to her about them because she's always honest, and tells me if it could be better, and she gives great tips on how to make it sound/read better.

  8. pstraubie48 profile image86
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    Yes. I encourage them to read and they are very candid so they share their views with me afterward. I know I can count on them for straightforward sincere reviews of what i write. If what they say is clearly evident I revise or take down the hub.

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    The only member of my family who'd be even remotely interested in the stuff I write about would be my brother, but he doesn't spend a lot of time online so I don't think even he reads many of them...

  10. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    At first I shared on facebook, but now I rarely do, only if it's a subject I think they'll be interested in. Now I let my hubs sink or swim on their own. One of my daughters has read some. The rest don't care and neither does my husband.

  11. leroy64 profile image81
    leroy64posted 5 years ago

    There is nothing stopping them.  Everything is out there on the net, at least the stuff I think is ready.

  12. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    I honestly have been hurt because my family could care less about my writing.  I wish they showed more interest in them.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well look how many followers you have, some people want to read your stuff. I used to talk to my hubby about my hubs, but now I don't even try. If I started to make more money at it, then he'd care, now it's just a time waster.

    2. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I laugh and say to my family:  " When I'm rich and famous from writing, you'll wish you had read Mama's writings!"  I think they secretly know that will never happen!

  13. Rebecca2904 profile image79
    Rebecca2904posted 5 years ago

    I ask my boyfriend to proof-read my Hubs before I publish them - one pair of eyes is better than two after all - and I share the Hubs that I think my friends would enjoy on Facebook, so it's up to them if they think it sounds interesting and they read it or not.
    I used to write Harry Potter fanfiction and I would hide that from my friends and family - it's a little bit embarrassing telling your friends just how much you like a book! Well it is for me anyway haha.

  14. Dina Blaszczak profile image93
    Dina Blaszczakposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I ask my husband to read before I post a hub to get another opinion. It's very helpful to have his opinion on what I wrote to see if it is clear and interesting to read.

  15. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    My family is welcome to read my writing. However, they don't seem to care about what I write. My partner prefers his video games, my parents only care for grades and jobs, and my siblings have plenty of other things to do. So, no one bothers with my writings.