Sunday, October 18, 2009

Teen Book Review Contest: Tip #3

Happy Teen Read Week! We've got a lot of fun stuff planned for Teens this week, so keep checking the blog- including our awesome Teen Book Review Contest. Writing away yet? Here's the third tip for a successful book review:

Tip #3: Figure out what you want to say, before you start writing your review.

Before you start to write the review, think about all the things you want to say about the book. It might be important to talk about the main characters, where they live, what is going on or plot. Since you only have 500 words, you are not going to be able to say everything that you want to about your book, so you will have to choose the things that will draw your readers to your book. You don't need to do a formal outline, this is not school work. However, writing down your ideas will help you organize your thoughts (at the very least think about these things) and make for a great book review.

All this work before you start writing will help you figure out what you want to say. It will be easier to write the best review (think of the prizes) possible, if you have all your notes ready to go before you start writing.

Okay Teens, I'll see you October 20th at 7PM for our writers workshop. You don't have to work on your book reviews, but I'll have more tips and time to share and give feedback.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Hoping to see Where the Wild Things Are tonight!)