9 Tips to Make Your Review Sparkle

Reviews should, of course, be written without malice. But to review a piece of work effectively, the Rock Journalist should aim for clarity, conviction and — most importantly — honesty

Show you want to share passion with your readers by telling them how you really feel... Photo Credit: @neilmach ©
Show you want to share your passion with the readers. Tell them how you really feel… Photo Credit: @neilmach ©

Here are 9 tips to help make your opinion sparkle with clarity, conviction and honesty

* Establish your knowledge of the artist by briefly describing their story…
* Tell your readers how they got to where they are now
* Demonstrate the fact that you want to know more or hear other versions
* Show you want to share your passion with the readers. Tell them how you really feel…
* Establish your credentials, prove you are able to judge perceptively because you have compared or contrasted similar works
* Have the courage to stay with your convictions … make statements that can be tested in hindsight
* Communicate vividly, use your senses to describe sounds. Think of tastes, smells, sights and textures
* Make clear assessments. When you give opinions make them simple and provide evidence

Communicate vividly, use your senses to describe sounds... Photo Credit: @neilmach 2016 ©
Communicate vividly, use your senses to describe sounds… Photo Credit: @neilmach 2016 ©

 

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Words & Images @neilmach 2016 ©
 
Neil Mach is editor of RAW RAMP MAGAZINE
Member of the European News Agency, Music Industry Forum, Music Industry Network and regular blogger and contributor to several sites

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