Reviewing: what you love to see in a review, what you love to give in a review, what you want to do for your own reviewing skills in the future?
What do I love to see in a review?
If someone reviews a work of mine, I like a well-rounded constructive one. One entailing what was good and what needs some work. Particularly if I don’t get characters quite correct. I strive to make all my readers happy by posting different scenarios. It helps keep things balanced story wise.
What do I love to give in a review?
Same thing as the answer to the 1st question. I do my best to give a well-rounded review with what I liked and what could be improved in a story. Punctuation that kind of thing. Praise is often the best tool you can bestow to a fellow author. We all tell stories that we want out there to be told and giving well-rounded reviews helps make them better in the long run.
What do I want to do for my own reviewing skills in the future?
Let’s see: Make them as detailed as possible and not make them a one or two liner. I’m getting better at telling other authors about how I loved the scenery they used in a story and the atmosphere. The emotions portrayed by each character, and how I felt like I was actually there living the scene with them. It’s all about the substance you put into a review and what you get out of it as the reviewer, not only you, but hopefully the author as well.