Writing Book Reviews As An Author
Inspiration To Make It Easier
By: J Lenni Dorner
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Did your own life or mood impact how you feel about a book you’re reviewing? This is touched on briefly in the book. This post is more detailed.
Sometimes when reviewing, if the reviewer is in a good mood, the review becomes more positive. We turn to books to escape reality, to change our mood. There are books out there that have made readers feel better.
But sometimes a person just isn’t jubilant, and nothing will change that. Their negativity can contaminate the memory of a good book.
Emotions can influnce how a review is written. This is especially true when there’s a large gap of time between reading and reviewing the book. So first recognize and consider your emotional state before posting a book review.
- How is your day?
- Are you managing your mood?
- Did you sleep okay?
- Has a big life-event impacted you today?
- Is anger making you want to blame someone?
- Have you carefully considered the implications of your words?
Reviews don’t have to be perfect. And you don’t want to write a review devoid of emotion. Just take a moment for awareness of your mood. A friend of mine suggests smiling when writing. She swears it makes a difference in the words.
— J, Co-host and Team Captain #AtoZChallenge
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