Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Welcome everyone. I’m not just sharing a review. I’m sharing a terrific example of writing outside your comfort zone. Dan Antion at No Facilities is always saying that he is not comfortable writing reviews. He rose to the challenge. That makes his post even more important to me. For someone who doesn’t think he’s good at reviews… well, it’s very well done, for anybody, seasoned reviewer or not.
Great reviews are like oxygen for authors. By great, I don’t mean well composed — I mean highly favorable. Chris Graham did a wonderful post with tips and ideas for people who don’t feel comfortable writing reviews. I don’t think of myself as a good reviewer. I’ve referred back Chris’s post several times. Simply mentioning one thing you liked about a book is enough.
I know many of you are dedicated and skilled book reviewers. Whether you are or not — whether you live in dread of writing a review or you do it frequently, let’s do a little exercise. In a comment, tell me the last thing you read and liked (or a current one) — and ONE (only one) thing you liked about it. I say “only one” because I’d like everyone to participate, and I don’t want anybody to feel intimidated by seeing someone else do a detailed review. So one good thing.
I’ll get the ball rolling. I’m re-reading “The Master Key System” which is a personal development book by Charles F. Haanel, written in 1912. One thing that I like is the way it’s broken down into numbered “thoughts”. That makes it easier for me to stop and absorb the individual concepts.
Do you see my point, about a simple statement being enough? Sure, an in-depth, mindful review is wonderful, and it means the world to me when people write them about my stories. I’m just saying, don’t let the idea that you have to do it that way prevent you from doing a quick but favorable review of any of the books, by anyone, that you enjoy.
Click on over and visit Dan’s post. He went above and beyond this exercise with a magnificently detailed review.
I admire people like Olga and Robbie, who make writing a wonderful review seem like child’s play. I struggle with reviews, and I feel bad, because I like supporting the authors whose work I enjoy. As anyone familiar with this blog already knows, I am a long-time fan of Teagan Geneviene. I love reading her […]
Please click the link below for Dan’s full post — It also has a slide show of my book-interior images!Dead of Winter #Review — No Facilities
Remember, click Dan’s link, right there on the line above.
I hope you’ll play along with the “one good thing” in a comment. Hugs on the wing!
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
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Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Journey 8, The Lost Library
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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