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Why leave a review? #MFRWauthor #reviews #amblogging #romance

Welcome back to week 14 of the MFRW 52-week Blog Challenge. As a reviewer, I understand the importance of reviews both good and bad. However, also as a reviewer, I don’t get bashing an author or book. Stick to the story. Tell what you liked and gently tell what you didn’t. A little constructive criticism can help an author improve if they look at the advice and actually listen to the reviewers. If most of them say there was a loophole, more than likely it was.  If several say the editing was bad… either hire an editor or look into a new one. I always try to stay positive and constructive even on a 3 star ( if I can’t leave that I usually don’t leave one at all.)

On a personal front. The only book I have published is The children’s book Luke’s Dragon and it has all 4 and 5 stars.  It had a few more reviews but somewhere along the way Amazon took those down and one of the was a three star. It was very sweet and positive but said it didn’t hold the children’s attention. She suggested illustrations. Even though it is geared to older children like 8-13 If I ever revamp it I think I may look into a few illustrations at least for the chapter beginnings.

I have my first story being published the 19th of this month. It will be in an anthology and sold to help two charities. There will be more on this in a week or so. I am so nervous. If you grab a copy please leave a review!

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4 thoughts on “Why leave a review? #MFRWauthor #reviews #amblogging #romance

  1. It’s good to hear a reader and reviewer’s opinion for this topic. Speaking from experience, I’ve learned that if many reviews are saying something close to the same thing, authors need to take a close look.

  2. If I can’t leave a good review, I won’t give one. Maybe it’s wimpy, but everyone has a different cup of tea, and others may very well rave over a book that I find boring or dreary. That is not to say that helpful hints for the author can’t be included in a good review!

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Luke’s Dragon

MFRW 52 week Blog challenge 2019

MFRW 52 week Blog challenge 2019




Cathy Brockman lives in a small town near the river. Lucky enough to be able to retire she now writes full-time Her stories are based on dreams, hope, love, lots of romance, a little humour and good always wins out over evil.
She also writes stories for children under the name of Cathy Boyd.
Cathy still believes in love, Santa, and the Easter bunny; well at least dragons, unicorns, vampires and fairies. She loves to collect dolls, sew, up-cycle, crochet, garden, cook, and play games on her kindle. She loves spending time with her grandies and furbabies. She loves to read and write every chance she gets.
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