Ryk Spoor has written a very thoughtful piece about handling good bad reviews.

Ryk Spoor has written a very thoughtful piece about handling good bad reviews. As opposed to bad bad reviews (e.g. "It stinks.") and bad good reviews (e.g. "Totes awesomeness!!!"). Good good reviews, I would hope, require little discussion on how to handle - although setting up a shrine and dedicating one's life to the reviewer may be a little excessive.

The good bad ones, though, where the reviewer takes the time to discuss exactly what they believe is wrong with the work and why, they are a far more interesting matter.
http://grandcentralarena.com/the-author-and-criticism/

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  1. I think he's drawing an important distinction between positive/negative reviews and good/bad reviews, with good negative reviews being (arguably) the most useful to an author.

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  2. He most certainly is. I'm just having some fun with ambiguous language.

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