... the workshop is done, the author
has received SuggestionsForImprovement, and
is working on the next iteration of the
pattern or PatternLanguage.
How should the author proceed?
* * *Authors may receive diverse, even contradictory,feedback on their work.
It's an advantage to have a diverse collection of
reviewers, since chances are good that they'll think
of something you didn't think of. On the other hand,
such a broad group of reviewers may not provide a
Indeed, there is nothing about the WritersWorkshopformat that drives toward consensus.
This leaves the author with a dilemma: which reviewers'
opinions should the author act on?
Furthermore, the author may disagree even withunambiguous opinions that come out of the writers' workshop.
Should the author be bound to take the advice of
Therefore:The author is not bound to the verbatim adviceof the WritersWorkshop. Rather, the experiencemight help the author develop a new perspective,which in turn inspires the author to change thework. There may be simple changes that theauthor chooses to make if convinced they areworthwhile. But, in all cases, changes are atauthor discretion: the results of the WritersWorkshopare the property of the author.* * *NEXT:ClearingThePalate
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