If you want to write a review of a video game, a film, a graphic novel, or a novel, you need to summarize the “story” in a single paragraph. Today, our goal is learn how to write an effective summary in such a way that you can do the same thing for your review.
- The first sentence should contain the name of thing you are reviewing (Fault in Our Stars, The Walking Dead, the Last of Us) and the creator (the author, the studio). It should also contain the very basics about the story (who, what, when, where, and why).
- In the next sentence, describe the setting and the basic action in the beginning of the story.
- In the next sentence, describe the major action of the story. Think conflict.