Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday's Tips for Flailing Writers:
So You Wanna Be A Book Reviewer?

The Book Publicity Blog sheds some light on how to get complimentary review copies.

The Poetry Resource Page explains What a Book Review Should Do (and what it shouldn't).

Jonathan Deamer shares The 10 secrets of writing reviews that will keep readers coming back.

Scholastic.com offers a free, five step tutorial titled, Write A Book Review with Rodman Philbrick.

Comixology.com uses Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man to illustrate The Seven Stages of the Comics Critic.

I think I've used this link before, but as I neglected to post anything related to last month's Earth Day, consider this my recycling bit: Salon.com's book reviewers discuss critical snobbery and the need for cultural gatekeepers.