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 Write Reviews to Improve Your Writing

Publishers, editors and agents recommend writers read as much as possible. One way to accomplish both reading and writing at the same time is to write reviews. Reviewers learn what works and what doesn’t. They can see how:

  • Conflict
  • Intrigue
  • Tension

work.

They will improve their:

  • Characterizations
  • Setting
  • Story arcs

and overall technique.

Goodreads.com, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com are places to post reviews. Another is in local newspapers by local authors or visiting authors. I have just finished reviewing three books for The Sun News, myrtlebeachonline.com, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. I probably would not have picked up the books otherwise, but I learned so much from reading them.

Try it. You are sure to improve your writing.

 

 

Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I’ve been a professional freelance writer for several years and specialize in writing feature stories. I have more than a 1,000 bylines to my credit and have written on countless topics from autism to zoology. My columns on fashion and the Internet appeared in a Chicago area newspaper in the 90s. “Brunswick Buzz,” the column in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily, ran for seven years then “Events on the North Strand” took over in October 2013, also in The Sun News.

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