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message 1: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Cerda (bobann) | 11 comments I am just beginning my addiction to reading and reviewing other authors and genres. My question comes after some discourse about my review formatting.

Is there a general format. template or guideline to reviewing fiction. My writing (other than my own fiction work) has been primarily editing and writing econ and finance. There is a cut and dry aspect to that type of writing...the information is usually redundant and requires little imagination.

I welcome any advice.


message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Black | 3 comments Your gut reaction is the starting point. Like it, or hate, readers will want to know how you FEEL about the book. Focus on that and a format will reveal itself. For example; you really are impressed by the dialogue in a book. You open with a line of dialogue that exemplifies the author's style and move on accordingly, touching other ideas like plot, setting, genre, character development, etc,


message 3: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Cerda (bobann) | 11 comments Thank you Stephen...


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