One of the most important things a playwright needs to learn during the development process is how to filter feedback aka “notes.”
Some notes I take more seriously than others. Recently, I read part of a current work-in-progress, My Visit to America, an alternate history, at Fogcon I, a new local (to the San Francisco Bay Area) convention with a focus on speculative fiction literature. My goal was to find out whether the alternate history aspect was satisfying to speculative fiction fans. I got that, but what else I got was something that had been missed in earlier feedback from other sources.