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Lunchtime Bite: Writing Book Reviews



Peter Hill




There’s more to writing a book review than summarizing its contents. Different types of books demand different styles of review. Peter Hill explores what makes a good review and shares his experiences writing reviews for both magazines and websites. He will discuss how your reading will be enhanced as you plan a review of your chosen book.
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This seminar will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You Will Learn:

  • What makes a good book review
  • What attributes of the book should you include
  • Reading with a plan for your review
  • Considering what a prospective reader wants to know
  • Researching the author

About the Tutor:

Peter Hill is a Board Member & Secretary of Writers Victoria. He has an MBA and a Certificate of Professional Writing and Editing. Peter has been a motoring journalist since 1970. He currently writes for Historic Racing News (UK) and New Zealand Classic Driver magazines. Peter has written for more than a dozen motoring publications in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. His biography of motoring entrepreneur Fred Opert was published by Veloce (UK) in 2020. Peter also writes fiction and has had a number of short stories and poems published, along with several Information Technology technical books.

Not a Member?

Lunchtime Bites and Evening Appetisers are free for members. Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our other workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to The Victorian Writer magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

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Phone: (03) 9094 7855
Email: program@writersvictoria.org.au

Lunchtime Bite: Writing Book Reviews

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