Here's a thing from Jill Golick, good to read but I'll summarise:
What if people only gave nice notes? Only praised where praise were due and left out any neutral or negative notes? I think the logic is good: Writers would recognise that things that went unpraised would need improvement and would want to bring everything up to the point of being praised.
Would it work? Could it work? I love the idea, looking at things sideways is always a good move.
I believe it would work with already skilled writers, I don't think it would work on unskilled ones. I know that when I started I needed to be told what was actually wrong. I didn't have the judgement born of experience to see that an unpraised thing might need improvement.
Though I think it would work with me now - because I've been through the mill.
What do you think?
What's on the turntable? "Incantations, Part One" by Mike Oldfield