Authors have feelings too!
This writing tip is for anyone who writes book reviews!
One thing that I have seen a lot of is really mean bad book reviews.
Honesty is the most important thing from a book reviewer. But just because you didn't like the book, doesn't mean that the book is bad. And if it is, you still don't need to be mean about it. Authors have feelings just like anyone else and it is painful to hear from readers who don't like their work! So if you are going to write a book review for a book you didn't like, don't tear it apart viciously. Give the reasons you don't like the book, maybe do a point system for reviews.
You don't have to give it 5 stars even if you didn't like it. Be honest, don't be mean.
*Originally posted on Writeaway, a blog that is no longer live.