Buying In

In a perfect world, feedback would would be freely given and freely received. Reviewers would be open and honest about what they had to say, and those being reviewed would open their minds to what others were saying, even if it wasn't necessarily what they want to hear. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world, and it's a lot harder to provide feedback in a way that makes someone want to listen than it is to just write a review. As a reviewer, you need to figure out how to get your reader

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The Review Revue

If you’re interested in reviews, reviewing reviews, viewing reviewed reviews, or even re-viewing reviewed reviews, the Review Revue is for you. In the vast majority of my discussions of reviews, judges have excuses--why they don't write reviews or don't like writing reviews. These excuses often boil down to fear. People are always saying that reviews are scary: they're afraid that others will judge their feedback or their writing. This feeling is totally understandable and legitimate. Most

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