As an author, coach, and public speaker, I hope this blog will help to show the frustrations and joys of the work behind the scenes, and hopefully attract many people that will become friends, and maybe even fans of my work. Like all of life, it will be an adventure none the less. Thanks for joining me on the ride, and being a part of my life.
Some people love to write reviews while others simply like to
read and move on to the next. Writing a review can take time and effort, but
does not need to be that hard.
Even if you don’t write a review, keeping notes of your
reading experience can be very useful. I hope this short exercise will help
you. The notes can be kept on your computer in a separate file you establish.
On the first line write the name of the title, including any
On the second line add the name of the author. If you see a
brief bio on line, consider adding it.
Third line is for a three word description, which can be
anything from wow, loved it to I hated it.
Fourth line is more detailed. This is where you need to add
the main characters and discuss who they are. It does not have to be fancy, but
give enough details so that you can recall the character later. This really
helps if you plan to read a series by the author.
The final part is the general theme of the novel. You want
enough to remind you what the story was about. By detailing the good and the
bad you will be objective in reminding you what the story was about, and if you
really liked it or not.
That is it! And really that is all that is needed in writing
a good review, be it for posting or for saving in your own private file.