As per the subject. Not being the expert, I don't want to be the one to drive discussion if any happens. But what should writers do with critiques and feedback? Myself I like to always follow the advice, but keep a backup of my piece. That way I can think about the post-advice piece, and then decide what I want to do. Accept the advice if it improves the piece, go back to what I had if I prefer that, or do something different if that's what I decide. Not that I've yet done that enough to really quote it as a policy. I started this thread after seeing discussion in the writing workshop on a number of threads where it was questioned whether writers had followed advice perhaps a little bit too literally. The main thread on "Receiving a Critique" cautions not to be too defensive. http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=6165 But perhaps it's possible to go too far in the other direction, and not be defensive enough.