Learning to express oneself.
Isn’t that the biggest, most difficult challenge as a writer? Expressing ourselves can be a difficult feat especially when we cannot articulate our feelings too well.
Our gut feeling says we don’t like a book we’re reading. But WHY? That is hard to express. It takes a lot of practice and thinking to properly articulate what we like or don’t like about a book and how we put that down in words.
Then again, it’s always necessary to lay out the pros and cons and let the reader decide for herself.
I’ve rated so many books on Goodreads but although I want to, I’m still discerning how to write a good review. A good review isn’t about giving a 4- or 5-star rating, but about honesty that’s well articulated, and covers all aspects of a book, from characterization to plot to story, and does justice to the work of an author and the curiosity of a reader.
I hope I can do a good review one day. Until then, I’m still thinking about how to express myself veritably 🙂
Over to you!