Saturday, October 15, 2016

Anna del C. Dye--Writing a Book Review

Author Anna del C. Dye
A few days ago, I wrote a post here about Kimberly Loth, and her blog post on about how writing well has more to do with hard work than luck, Today, I'd like to mention another blog post by a talented author, Anna del C. Dye about writing book reviews.
She shared a lot of useful ideas, and opinions, and I think the two main ideas of her blog post, was, 'be helpful' and 'be positive.' I think those are great ideas. A five star review that says something along the lines of "I loved it!" is nice, but doesn't help potential readers know what it is about the book that you loved. Give the reader something about the characters, the plot, the writing style (preferrably no spoilers, though) to let them know what stood out to you. Conversely, leaving a one star review with "I hated it!" is equally unhelpful. In almost every story I've read, there's something that's redeemable, and even if you leave a negative review, try to find something to mention that is positive about the book. After all, while one person may dislike a certain book, another person may like it very much.

1 comment:

Anna del C. Dye said...

Thank you for mentioning my post, Loralee Evans. You are so right that we want to know why you like the book and a bit to figure out if we, "the readers" my enjoy it too.