Why Write Reviews?
There are several reasons you should write reviews. Writing reviews increases your constructive analytical skills when evaluating your own work, and can make you a better writer. It can help you build relationships in our community and increases the chance of people reviewing your writing. And, of course, it's a requirement to post in the workshop.
For a more detailed reasons to write reviews before posting your work, read this post.
What is a Constructive Critique?
A constructive review in the workshop isn't merely comment on the writing - it's commentary that gives the author a starting point to improve their writing. Remember, it's a writing workshop.
We encourage all members who wish to participate in the Writing Workshop to read the following thread: What is a Constrictive Critique?
What are Reviewers?
The reviewer usergroup used to be a group of members who were recognized for posting frequent and constructive reviews. This feature will come back in the future. Once it does, this will be updated.
Here is a more extensive reviewing FAQ with common questions and issues new reviewers face.
Please note: published works should be reviewed on Amazon, Goodreads, or other commercial site. WritingForums is for works-in-progress; a venue for writers to help each other.