Sunday, May 4, 2014

Review Etiquette - There's A Right Way To Do It!

My reviews have moved to their own page on my blog - check out the Remenicky Writes Reviews tab.

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,

Happy Reading!


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