Top Ten Things Not to Do When Writing a Book Review on Amazon or Anywhere Else


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Here is the 34th installment of Ten Top Lists of What Not to Do by Marie Ann Bailey of 1WriteWay at http://1writeway.com and John W. Howell of Fiction Favorites at http://johnwhowell.com. These lists are simu-published on our blogs each Monday. We hope you enjoy.

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10.  When writing a book review, do not provide a five-page synopsis of the book before you even start your review.  If you do, at best, readers will just skip the synopsis and your efforts will be wasted.  At worst, readers will confuse the synopsis for your own work, tweet and blog about the review, causing it to go viral and guaranteeing a negative reaction by the author.

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Compulsive writer, amateur photographer, and blogaholic. Also an evil genius.

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Things Not to Do When Writing a Book Review on Amazon or Anywhere Else

  1. 1WriteWay says:

    Thank you for the reblog, Gene’O 🙂

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  2. I so agree with the ‘no five-page synopsis’ point. The reader wants to know how the book read to a given reviewer, not a summary of the book. That’s already been provided. I also don’t like reviews that are overly long. Great post.
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

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    • Gene'O says:

      I agree about the summary, too. That’s one of the reasons I reblogged it. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for that last A to Z post you did – I found a couple of things there I was not aware of.

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