Perhaps you simply want to share your opinion and have a little fun. And the writer you insult today might be the writer who can help you tomorrow.
Back in my in-school years though, it was out full-force. I loved it when an assignment told me exactly what to do. I could do precisely what it asked for and turn it in knowing that I had done a complete job and fulfilled every requirement.
So I did that and thought I was doing great. Fast forward to the years after I graduated from high school, and I was starting to enjoy writing more. I also started to read more book reviews done by others, mostly on blogs. Nowadays, if I want a book summary, I can go to Amazon and easily get their brief synopsis.
Here are three tips for writing more creative book reviews.
Relate your experience reading the book. Anyone can find out the main points of a book by checking the chapter list or the Amazon preview. Let someone in on your own personal experience reading the book. Tell them about what your children said when you read it to them, what made you laugh, or what memories you have associated with reading it.
Tell a story related to the book. Sometimes it takes writing the review part, putting that safely out of sight, and then telling the story part reintegrating parts of the review without ever looking back at it.
Most likely, if a person is reading your review of a book, they already want to hear your stories. And stories are always more exciting than a chapter-by-chapter analysis! Share a nugget from the book. One of my goals is always to make sure that someone has a real take-away to chew on after reading the book review, so that even if they never buy the book they can feel like the book and author have touched their lives.
And in this world of random pinnable quotes everywhere, knowing that a particular piece of truth has resonated with the person writing the review makes me much more likely to seriously look at what they share from the book. What are your favorite aspects of book reviews? Comment and tell us!
Have you read a creative review lately? Please share the link!Creative Nonfiction Memoirs/Biography International Freelancing Business/Tech Writing. A book review describes, analyzes and evaluates. The review conveys an opinion, supporting it with evidence from the book. Do you know how to write a book review?
I didn't. And even though I knew I didn't, that didn't stop me from firmly inserting my foot. With a book, you can look at the plot, the characters, and the way that the author puts words together.
With a restaurant, you can look at the food, the service, and the setting. In fact, everything has qualities you can analyze and evaluate; you just need to sit down and figure out what they are. Creative Book Reviews. Overview: Students will write and share creative book reviews based on independent or assigned reading..
Objectives. I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Aug 25, · How to Write a Review. Four Parts: Be creative and interesting.
"I got an assignment to write a review of my favorite book, and I didn't know much about how to do one. After reading this, it helped me decide what to write 76%(61). Jenn Mar is a book critic and editor with Rain Taxi Review of Books. She covers books, music, food, culture, and the arts for magazines.
What did the book accomplish? Is more work needed? Compare the book to others by this author, or books in this field by other authors. (Use the books listed in the bibliography.) Writing the Review: Include title, author, place, publisher, publication date, edition, pages, special features (maps, etc.), price, ISBN.