In general, do you find it more helpful to share your work-in-progress with someone as you write, or do you prefer to hold on to it until a full draft is done? Do you share the initial germ of the idea or do you let it grow into actual text before you share?
I ponder this because in my writing classes, I teach them that writing is an iterative process, and that the more eyes on your work the better, and that they want to hear as many responses to their work as possible. I do think that’s true. But then it struck me that your choice of when to invite people to offer feedback is highly individual and may speak a good deal to people’s writing style. I sometimes wonder whether people’s writing issues can sometimes be linked to when they choose to share.
My totally uniformed gut intuition tells me that sometimes people starting creative writing projects share too early, and something of the spark can get lost when mooting out an idea with someone else.
As for me, I tend not to share at all until I have a full draft, which is the opposite of what I tell my students…