October Critiques 4 U!


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I had SO MUCH FUN reading the first pages from last month’s Critiques 4 U contest winners. Thank you Terry Gene, Kelly Miller, and Heather Brady for being so brave as to let me read your work. And I was completely blown away by the response—over 70 entrants in that 24-hour period. With so many first pages out there just sitting around, waiting to be read, I need to get cracking.

Since Halloween is coming, along with my husband’s birthday and about a hundred soccer games, I’m opening submissions for this month’s contest today, before October gets totally whacko. If you’re working on something (no erotica, please) that needs fresh eyes, leave a comment that includes:

1) your email address (feel free to use “at” instead of @, etc.)

 2) the working title of your WIP

3) its genre

4) the intended audience


I’ll randomly draw 3 commenters and post the winners on Thursday. If you win, you can email me your first page and I’ll give you my feedback.

You’ve got 24 hours. GO!

Also, there are only 5 days left to register for our Marketing Marriage webinar that’s happening on October 13th. If you’re interested in learning how to put together a successful book launch or visibility event, this might be just the thing for you!


Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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45 Responses to October Critiques 4 U!

  1. Yay! Thank you all so much for entering. The contest is now closed, and the winners for this month are…

    Mindy Hardwick
    Robyn Campbell
    Cayce LaCorte

    Congrats! I’ll be contacting you either today or tomorrow with the particulars so we can connect and I can get my hands on your literary goodies. Which won’t be as creepy as it sounds…

    Thanks all! Happy October 🙂

  2. Gail Kamer says:

    Journey of a Space Alien
    4th to 6th grade

  3. Thanks for this opportunity!



    Urban Fantasy


  4. Brett Jonas says:

    Thanks for the great offer! I may be too late, but thought I’d try!

    Brettgjonas at gmail.com
    The Grimsai
    Young Adult

  5. Margo Gibbs says:

    I’d love to be selected for a critique.

    1) Email address – margogibbs@optusnet.com.au
    2) Working title of your WIP – Mirabella The Mermaid Detective – The Case Of The Missing Cousin
    3) Genre – Fantasy/Adventure
    4) Intended audience – Children – first chapter book 7-11 year olds

    – See more at: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/10/october-critiques-4-u/#sthash.hi4MWv0w.dpuf

  6. skipperZ says:

    title: Out of Mind
    genre: Science Fiction
    audience: adult
    email: aiar shai (at) gmail dot com

  7. Thank you for this critique contest.
    1. purselanestudioatgmail.com
    2. Where the Evidence Leads
    3. inspirational mystery/romance
    4. adult women
    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  8. Wow, what a great opportunity! Thank you!

    1. krista.n.quintana(at)gmail.com
    2. The Orphans of Jadox
    3. Fantasy
    4. Young Adult

  9. Would love the opportunity, 🙂
    Romantic Suspense

  10. Jill W says:

    Thanks for the opportunity for a free critique!

    1) Email address – jilian2011(at)hotmail(dot)com
    2) Working title of your WIP – Starting Over
    3) Genre – Inspirational Romance
    4) Intended audience – Adult

  11. Rachel S. says:

    e-mail: randomrantsrcubed(at)gmail(dot)com


    Genre: Action-adventure

    Audience: 6th-8th grade (MG)

  12. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Title:The Bye Way Inn
    Genre:Inspirational Contemporary Romance
    Audience: Adult women

    Thanks again!

  13. Diana Lynn says:

    1) your email address – 19(dot)doerdi(dot)85atgmail(dot)com

    2) the working title of your WIP – Scent of a Husband

    3) genre – Women’s Lit/Romance

    4) the intended audience – Adult

  14. :Donna Marie says:

    I wish I had something to critique! 😀 Have fun with this!

  15. Anastasia says:

    Title: Bloodlife
    Genre: Sci-fi/supernatural
    Audience: Adult

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