Authors write books for readers (a startling revelation, we know), so it only makes sense for readers to bring the process full circle and write for authors. We are talking about writing a book review. When writing a book review, take into consideration the following suggestions.
Be honest: A book review should be your honest opinion. Even if you are reviewing a novel by your favorite author, try to remain impartial and write your actual thoughts, not what the author wants to hear.
Be respectful: Being honest doesn’t mean being cruel. If you have criticism of the novel, make sure to state that in a respectful way. Also, don’t criticize the author; focus the criticism on the actual book.
Be specific: Describe the specific parts of the book that you liked and didn’t like. Were there plot holes or parts that should have been added or removed? Basically, describe the parts of the book that worked well and the parts that could have been improved.
Be creative: Nobody wants to read the same, dull book review over and over, so make yours stand out. Make it interesting to ensure people will actually want to read it.
Be flawless (or close to it): This is one of the most important tips. Make sure your review is well-written and free from any typos and grammatical errors. Your opinion might get overshadowed by poor writing or the wrong use of a particular word.
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