Every so often my Facebook feed explodes with another example of hateful reviews that attack an author and serve no purpose other than to be hurtful.
Writing reviews isn't hard - writing a review that using constructive criticism can be. Here are some tips to remember:
1. First and foremost: Be Nice. Remember the movie Roadhouse? The most important part of the bouncer training was just that - be nice. If you don't like a book you can still be nice.
2. Only include comments on the book - don't badmouth the author just because you didn't like the book. Authors want to improve - if you let an author know what you liked and didn't like about a book it helps them improve the next one.
And that's it. Sounds simple and it is - be nice and only review the book, not the author.
What are you reading?
Until next time,