Don’t panic! At least not about criticism of your fiction. I have a new essay out in Uncanny today, From Panic to Process: What Taking Criticism Actually Means.
This is a bigger topic than one essay could hold, so I have all sorts of further ideas about fans taking gracefully criticism of works they love dearly, organizing and sub-organizing types of critique notes, and more. But this has the beginnings of the “taking criticism” conversation for me.