“THE TRUTH ABOUT STARS ***** Rating of A Novel” by Blaze Reviewz

A 5 star review shouldn’t be easily awarded. It needs to be earned by meeting ALL components of a great read. A 5 star shouldn’t be based on a matter of OPINION as it should be based on a matter of FACT. 5 stars should be reserved for the ELITE. The writer that follows a guideline to greatness shouldn’t share their accolades with the average author.

The Creme De La Creme over-stands that to reach this status an element of interest must be created quickly and maintained, characters need to be developed, fictional realism (story must be believable), consistent flow, proper pace, correct grammar and punctuation, plot definition, sentence structure, emotion evoking characters and/or situations, accurate use of times, dates and places, education, and damn near flawless editing.

The Michelin star system is designed to rank food. The guide awards 1 to 3 stars to a small number of restaurants of outstanding quality.

One star indicates “Very good cuisine”

Two stars indicates “Excellent cuisine”

Three stars indicates “Exceptional cuisine” (This is rarely given)

As of late 2009, there were 26 three-star restaurants in France, and a total of 81 in the world.

The Source Magazine is one of the most popular hip hop magazines in the world.

An album that is rated at four-and-a-half or five mics is considered by The Source to be a superior hip hop album. Over the first ten years or so, the heralded five-mic rating only applied to albums that were universally lauded hip hop albums. A total of 45 albums have been awarded five mics.

Back to books and these ridiculous claims on 5 stars.

It is estimated that 200,000 new books are published each year in the U.S., and less than 1% achieve bestseller status.

But if everyone has a 5 star read then shouldn’t this percentage be higher?

Michelin reviewers will NOT hand out 3 stars.

The Source Magazine will NOT hand out 5 mics.

Blaze Reviewz will NOT hand out 5 torches.

They all MUST be earned!

The Torch Review System for Blaze Reviewz

5 Torches = On “fiyah” (Love it)

4 Torches = Flaming (Like it)

3 Torches = Sizzling (It’s OK)

2 Torches = Flickering (Don’t like it)

1 Torch = No sparks (Hate it)


Have YOU been blazed?

by Blaze Reviewz on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 4:10pm





About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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One Response to “THE TRUTH ABOUT STARS ***** Rating of A Novel” by Blaze Reviewz

  1. You could definitely see your skills in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

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