If you write something and want somebody to help you make it happen (by putting in money or distribution or production services) you will get feedback from them in the form of notes.  

Suppose the person writing “It’s a Small World” wrote the following quatrain

There is just one moon and one golden sun

And a fish means Thursday to everyone

There’s so much that we share, that it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small, small world.

Notes come in the following varieties:


“A fish does not mean Thursday to everyone.  It just means Thursday to some people.   Replace with something that does mean something to everyone”


“Not true that there is just one moon — there are many moons in the solar system.  Change to a line that reflects a more accurate number of moons.”


“The world is actually quite large.  Consider altering song to reflect this fact.”


Maybe writers should take only the helpful notes?

Or maybe they shouldn’t even take those.


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