As writers, we are well aware of how necessary reviews are to our success. That’s why it’s important that we don’t just ask for them, but we write them every time we get to THE END.
There are four main things to know about writing reviews:
- Make them short and to the point. Too long or wordy and people won’t read them.
- Be honest, but not hurtful. Some people only write reviews for books they like. This doesn’t help the writer to improve and it isn’t helpful to the potential reader when they are looking for an enjoyable book to purchase.
- People read fiction, first and foremost, to hear the stories of characters, so be sure to say if you felt the characters were engaging, intriguing, real, etc.
- Make your comments genre-specific. If the book you are reviewing is a Romance Novel, give some indication as to whether it actually was romantic, or perhaps erotic. (Yikes!) If it is a Mystery, share whether it had you on the edge of your seat and so on.
Don’t forget to use your own good writing skills. You never know when someone will read your review and “GOOGLE” you!!!