Writing a Book Review: Day One

Daily Prompt

WN #36: Story Starter

Ah, back home and time to relax. Long weeks are brutal. Is that the television you hear? Well you haven’t been home all day so you decide to check it out, thinking you left it on. As you enter the room you see the television is indeed on. And you’re already sitting there watching…
(from Reader’s Digest writing prompts)

Free write for seven minutes.

This week’s focus is on how to write a book review.  You will all be writing one and posting it on your blogs this Thursday.

Let’s start by reading one: Sample Book Review

Let’s discuss what we notice this book review does and what elements it contains.

Here’s a book review written by a professional reviewer.  You can actually do this for a living!
A New York Times Book Review

Let’s review some book review writing tips.

With the time remaining, start crafting your review by responding to the questions in the writing tips.

Tomorrow, we will discuss some writing challenges and spend some focused time writing rough drafts.

 

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