I read a review to find out whether I would enjoy the book or show. I want to get an idea of what the story is about and what it is like. I often look for interesting new ideas and concepts, so I want to know if the story gives me this. I want to know how engaging the characters are. But most importantly, I want to know how well it is written. I often don’t mind if the writing is simpler, but I will have an issue with bad editing, spelling and grammatical mistakes, and other elements that would distract me from the story. I want a smooth story experience. I think reviews are important at keeping our artists trying for better all the time. We want a writer or artist putting in the effort and taking the responsibility to give us a polished piece of work.
I have written up some reviews but I want to know if I am missing anything. I would include a brief taste of what the story is, how it is written, and how I enjoyed it, if at all. I will include the number of pages, how long it took me to read it, and whether I could put it down. I am also trying to perfect a rating system out of ten, before I start publishing reviews.
What elements do you think are important in a review? What about in the rating? What do you want a review?
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