Are you unsure of how to write a book review? Whether you’re a reader wanting to leave a brief review for an author who moved (or infuriated) you, or a book blogger wanting to write something deeper, this video will give you some ideas for how to approach writing a book review. Authors will also find this a useful for evaluating their own work.
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7 Tips on writing book reviews
See the chapters in the video for details. Turn on the subtitles if you’d rather read than listen. And click the links for a detailed examination of the points.
- There are two kinds of reviews. Personal opinion reviews and reviews of writing craftsmanship. The following points for writing reviews on the crafting of a book are covered in the video.
- Point of view. (5:29)
- Plot. (6:44)
- Pacing. (8:18)
- Characterisation. (9:50)
- Worldbuilding. (10:33)
- Prose. (12:33)
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