It’s Writer Wednesday and i like to post exercises. This week’s a little different. Read on to see why. i think you’ll be pleased
I came home from work yesterday to see a tweet from a follower that said she wrote her first review ever….wait for it…for MY book. Mine. It got me thinking about the power of a review to the writer let alone readers, so Inspired by this blogger’s review of Anomaly, I thought I’d put out a new exercise. btw: that linkie just over there at ‘blogger’s’ is a hint that you should go and visit that blog.
The three things a writer would love to see in a review:
- Key elements from the plot that don’t give away the niceties of the storyline, but that show an inkling of the complexity of the plot.
- What characters struck the reader’s fancy and why: conversely, this could be the opposite—what characters fell flat and why
- If the book is a must recommend to others.
I know there are other things, too many to mention in a quick blog post that’s supposed to have a writing exercise in it, but that’s up to you. What do you want to see in a review either as a writer or a reader? List it below and get entered into the new writer Wednesday monthly draw (end of June). I don’t know what the prize is yet as it’s the last Wednesday of the month and I’m only just now deciding to give stuff away.
So: onto the writing exercise.
Pick a book you’ve read. Write a 200 word review of it using all the elements from above. Now go to Amazon or BN or Smashwords or Goodreads and enter the review in for the poor writer right there. Anyone who does that and reports back will get entered into a bonus draw. Put in your comment: I went and did it! A review for: title
comment to your heart’s delight and feel free to share.
Happy reading and writing