Question | Does your spouse or mother read your stories? by Mia Botha | Feb 13, 2019 | Blog | 10 comments Do they? 0 10 Comments Shaun Thompson on February 13, 2019 at 6:54 pm Hell, No! If anything, my wife often resents the amount of time I may devote to my writing. It is often a source of friction unless I fit it into my time, as opposed to what she may feel should be ours. 0 Log in to Reply Mia Botha on February 18, 2019 at 9:40 am No one reads mine either. I’ve come to enjoy the solitude of that. 0 Log in to Reply Beth Stillman Blaha on February 16, 2019 at 4:16 pm My father wants me to read them out loud to him when we are together. He will tell me what works and what doesn’t. This has been part of our relationship since I started to write as a kid. 1+ Log in to Reply Shaun Thompson on February 17, 2019 at 11:29 am Hi Beth. It must be great having an ear for your writing, and one that cements your relationship with your father must be even nicer. I wonder why it is that you and I seem the only people posting here but I’ve seen a huge number of comments to this question but on a different page. Any ideas? 0 Log in to Reply Mia Botha on February 18, 2019 at 9:41 am Most of the talking happens on the Facebook group. I added the blog section to the site for people who are not on Facebook. 0 Log in to Reply Mia Botha on February 18, 2019 at 9:40 am What a beautiful memory, Beth! 0 Log in to Reply Mike Cipolla on February 17, 2019 at 8:55 pm Wife doesn’t. That may be because she doesn’t even know about the short story thing. She has read and commented on (favorably of course) the two stories I have on Amazon. But her copy was my handwritten drafts and a CreateSpace proof. 0 Log in to Reply Mia Botha on February 18, 2019 at 9:39 am The handwritten drafts are the special ones. 0 Log in to Reply Paul J P Slater on February 27, 2019 at 5:20 am Most of the discussion on this question is on FB but for the record, neither my parents nor my wife read any of my submission. They are not even aware of deadlines, prompts or word count. Just as well the life of a writer is one of solitude. This does not stop me finding people who may unwittingly volunteer to review a submission. The red ink glaring at me from the page humbles me, as it means they took my request seriously. Bless them all. 0 Log in to Reply Yogani on February 27, 2019 at 8:47 pm My husband reads my work and he is actually my biggest supporter. He is always encouraging my writing and always encouraged me to write more. No one else knows I write and I think for now that is best. I don’t want to get unrealistic expectations from family or close friends. In my day job, I am not a creative so this path is very confusing for other’s to understand. 0 Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.