I loved writing book reports when I was in school. Still do after a fashion.
Voracious reader that I am, I love to tell others about great books I read. So I’m constantly giving oral book reports in the form of “Have you read such and such?”
I also post reviews for the books I really, really love on review sites and at e-retailers.
That’s so important. All reviews help author sales. It doesn’t matter whether the review is good or bad.
People often say they don’t know how to write a review. It really isn’t difficult. A review doesn’t have to be long or detailed like those book reports for school. Even a sentence or two can convey whether you liked a book or didn’t.
Here are some suggestions:
“This story was well-told. I fell in love with the hero on page 2.”
“Always pleased with stories by this author.”
“Predictable, but still a good read.”
“So disappointed. Not up to her/his usual standard.”
If you’re still nervous about actually posting a review on Amazon. Check out this video I found by Douglas Goldstein. It demonstrates exactly how to post a review for a book.
I am so Charlie Brown at the beginning, then I’m definitely Schroeder once I get rolling with the exception that I tend to stay on topic, lol. Unfortunately, I’m not much of a singer so…I’ll let you guys handle that part ;-).
Heavens to Betsy, you really don’t want me singing either! Thanks for stopping by to chat.
Heh. I’ll sing Charlie Brown’s part, thanks. It’s a wonder I get anything done!
Yep, blogging does seem to get in the way of novel writing for me too. Thanks for stopping by the porch.
Maybe we should get together for a rousing chorus of “Gotta Write My Next Blog Post.” After all, don’t we use some of these strategies?
I think you are SO right. Let’s all sing when we’re composing our blogs. Do we need to pick a time?