Monday, July 4, 2011

The Art of Reviewing

Josh Olds, a friend of mine and a well-experienced book reviewer, recently moved his entire website to a new URL, His long experience as a critic and writer led to his writing of an article in two parts called, "The Art of Reviewing". I was intrigued from just the introductory paragraph.

Sticks and stone may break my bones but words can never hurt me. The man knows better. The phrase was created by those who, unable to avoid the power of words sought to minimize their effect by ignoring them. Words are quick and powerful, even to the dividing of bone and marrow. Now that’s more like it. Good words are incisive and cutting, having a lasting effect and imprinted on the soul. Words are powerful because Life is Story.

The article is well thought out and well written, and it includes a couple bits of story as they can be implemented. Josh Olds is truly a master storysmith, and his advice has been extremely useful to myself and many others. If you review books or want to, I strongly recommend that you read this article. It contains great knowledge that will be very helpful in the long journey to become a true writer.

Reuben Horst

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