Have you had a family member/ friend (not someone you met in the community) read your story? If so how was the experience, did they find it weird or did they enjoy it?
Would you have a family member/ friend (not someone you met in the community) read your story? If so would it be when your story is published or prior?
I have done this, yesterday. I had my dad read my story and this is what happened:
(I asked for constructive criticism)
He entered the chapter and I HAD this intro wha=ere I kinda gave you the characters detail and my dad was like, “when I first met someone I’m not going to go, hey my name is (my dad’s name) and I am a person of this species, with something such powers, who works at this area, at this address. Also, I’m a _______ yr old male and an Aquarius, who was born on this date. Oh and while we’re at it here’s my social security number, address, and credit card info. Hope you don’t rob me.”
Let just say I got rid of that portion of my story, but I see what he means.
Then we got to a part where I had this dialouge that was supposed to sound mythical and my dad said “what is Universum” Me: it’s Latin for universe my dad “are you Latin and how would I know that if you don’t tell me, your not even taking latin classes.”
I now have a readers message that says it.
Then I got to the character customization part and my dad turned my mc to a person with a pink haired afro, ice blue eyes, alienated skin color and some bush eye brows. Then at the end of the reading my chapter he procceded to say “what type of prince looks like that isn’t he supposed to be a vampire, why does he look like an alien”
Lastly, during this important scene some character in my story tells the prince to make a outh and sit down. My dad said “who do these old people think hey are I’m a prince, no one tells me where to sit, how rude, I wish I could kick these people out of my kingdom” And then I also mentioned soemthing about mates, and he said who cares which was the eaxt thing I was going for. Tough I did accidently say my MC has a kinda mate and my dad said “A kinda mate is what some says when there a cheater and or a non-commited person aka a player” “what type of story are you writing” I tried to expalin the different realm portion and he said " sure “shes in a different realm” like someone would believe that he’s just a cheating man who’s un-committed"
Note: no my dad not dumb if you were wondering he was just ‘pulling my leg’ and getting on my nerves. (My brain and story could only take so much so I pretended I didn’t have a chapter two yet)
I did get some good feedback though and edited my story. Anyways share your story if you want, I thought it would be nice to see if anyone else has done this or would.