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How to write a bad review… or a very good one. Let’s face it, in this day and age anybody with an internet connection can buy and sell pretty much anything. So the art of leaving a review – whether it’s for a book, a hotel, a Zumba class, a blender, or whatever – is having the skills to make other consumers sit up and listen.
You are influential… if you are relatable to other consumers.
The idea for this post came to me because I got a BAD review on one of my books. These things happen occasionally, and I don’t take them personally, but something about this review FELT OFF. Rereading it, I realized the reviewer was so generic in her opinion that her review could have been copied and pasted to ten thousand other novels and no one would know the difference. That’s a BAD bad review.
So here’s a few tips on how to be taken seriously if you’ve got a legitimate beef (or if you really love something and want to share it with the world):
So that’s my two cents. What’s the worst, most scathing review you’ve ever written and why? If you tell me yours, I’ll tell you mine.
Jamie Brazil is the author of A Fart in Time, as well as other books, and appreciates ALL her reviews.
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