Knockout Literary Magazine

Branch out to Improve Your Reviews

Even for those of us who love doing reviews, it can become a grueling process. Words can blend and we can lose our spark, so how do we keep interested?

I find it’s a great exercise in reviews to read reviews that are out of your comfort zone. I’ve made it a practice to regularly read reviews not just from other literary genres besides my old favorites. This can be reviews of everything from recipes to cars, but most recently I’ve gotten into reading reviews of online apps and services.

Reviews of Apps

One area of focus of me as a writer is looking at reviews of apps. I’ve been reading some of the reviews of apps on, and I’ve been impressed by the attention to detail while also giving a good overview of the whole app.

A good review is also a work of art, and one doesn’t have to be a critic to be a reviewer. The art of the review is winth giving people the information they need to make informed decisions. No one likes to be talked down to, but no one wants to be left in the dark. Reviews should respect the reader’s autonomy and serve their decision making.

19 Mar 2020