Bardic Fool Reviews
indie book reviews for writers who want to improve their craft
How Do You Become a Better Writer?
By becoming what you read. (Sort of.)
You’ve heard that book reviews are only for readers, right?
Well…there’s some truth to that. You’re not doing yourself any favors as a writer if you’re constantly worrying about what other people think.
At the same time, book reviews are vital to an author’s success. (Seriously, when was the last time you read a book by an author you didn’t know that had zero reviews?) It’s doubly important for indies, who often lack the distribution machine of larger publishers and need to rely more on word of mouth.
So where does that leave us? Do we suck it up and read all the reviews in search of the ones that aren’t soul-crushing? Do we avoid reviews entirely and pretend they don’t matter, even though they clearly do?
This conundrum made me wonder: What if there were a kind of review that appealed to both readers and writers? One that entertained and educated, helping folks find fun things to read while also providing encouragement, exposure, and a big ole Learning Opportunity for writers?
If this is your first time here, please read this explanation of the philosophy and purpose of these reviews.
If this is your first time here, please read this explanation of the philosophy and purpose of these reviews. [[Is it wise to review your own book? Probably not. But it didn’t seem fair to review others’ work without putting my own through the same...
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