Critiques 4 U, April Edition

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Spring!

CONTEST IS CLOSED! SEE YOU NEXT MONTH 🙂

Can you believe that it’s April already? Seems like we were just setting resolutions, breaking resolutions, and racing out for last-minute Valentine’s Day presents. Time surely does fly, because here we are at the tail end of April, giving away 3 more first page critiques.

If you’re working on a first page and would like some objective feedback, leave a comment that includes: 

1) your email address

2) your story’s genre (no erotica, please)

3) the intended audience

ONLY ENTRIES THAT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. 

Psssst! Last month, one of the winners didn’t leave an email address and I had to pick an alternate. Please don’t forget all the important info :).

3 commenters’ names will be drawn and posted tomorrow. If you win, you can email me your first page and I’ll offer my feedback. Best of luck!

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About BECCA PUGLISI

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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Isabelle
Isabelle
5 years ago

Just a Quick question. What rules are there for a page? I’m guessing a Word page, but what about double spaced, font and font size?

Thank you again for doing this. ❤️

Isabelle
Isabelle
5 years ago
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

Thank you.

Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones
5 years ago

1. jones.dylan19@yahoo.com

2. Historical-Fiction

3. YA 18+

Krista Quintana
5 years ago

Thank you!

1. krista.n.quintana@gmail.com
2. Fantasy
3. YA

Melanie Marttila
5 years ago

Giving it a try ’cause openings kick my writerly butt.

1. melanie (dot) marttila (at) gmail (dot) com
2. Epic fantasy
3. Readers who enjoy Julie Czerneda’s A Turn of Light or the Celtic-inspired novels of Juliet Marillier

Gretchen Stone
Gretchen Stone
5 years ago

1) GretchStone@aol.com
2) Women’s Contemporary Fiction
3) Adult

I am using the Emotion Thesaurus, as well as the Positive and Negative Trait books as I am doing my edits. They add a layer on every page.

henya
5 years ago

1. henyad@gmail.com
2. Action/Thriller
3. Adult

Margaret Simon
5 years ago

margaretsmn at gmail.com
Middle grade realistic fiction
ages 8-12

Augustina Van Hoven
5 years ago

Thank your for the opportunity.

1) augustina@augustinavanhoven.com
2) paranormal romance
3) adult

Russell
Russell
5 years ago
Heidi U
Heidi U
5 years ago

Email: Haulrich5@gmail.com
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Audience: adult women

Pascal Inard
5 years ago

Sorry forgot my email address, so I’ll try again:
1. inard@internode.on.net
2. Science Fiction
3. Adult

Thanks!

Pascal Inard
5 years ago

1. The Memory Snatcher
2. Science Fiction
3. Adult

Thanks a lot Becca!

Christine Read
5 years ago

1) readchris@shaw.ca
2) humorous contemporary middle grade
3) 7-11

Aline LaForge
5 years ago

Self-publishing my debut novel through my company. Excited to catch this, hoping my entry makes it out of the hat:

1/ Aline.laforge [At] gmail[dot] com
2/ YA / adult
3/ Oceania folktale

Sharon
5 years ago

I love that you guys walk the walk as writers helping other writers. (Now if I could get lucky and win this critique).
1. Sharon@sharonleehughson.com
2. YA romance
3 14 to 18 year old girls

Linda Strawn
5 years ago

Can’t pass this up.

1) lindastrawn at yahoo.com

2) Inspirational Fiction

3) Mature teens and older

Mona AlvaradoFrazier
5 years ago

Hi, what a great opportunity to have a chance for a professional critique from a SCBWI instructor.

Here’s my info:

1) alvaradofrazier at gmail.com
2) YA / Adult
3) Ages 16 and up

Talia
Talia
5 years ago

Thanks for this opportunity!

Email: taliaprewette@comcast.net
Genre: Sci-fi
Audience: Kids ages 6-15 or so

Leia Ann
5 years ago

1) leiawriting@gmail.com
2) Urban Fantasy, magical realism (no romance)
3) Adults

R. E. Hunter
R. E. Hunter
5 years ago

1. r (dot) e (dot) hunter (at) gmail (dot) com
2. Technothriller
3. Adults

Holly Kerr
5 years ago

thanks for the opportunity!!!
1)your email address – holly@kerr.ca
2) your story’s genre – chicklit/spy thriller
3) the intended audience – adult

Fritzie von Jessen
5 years ago

1) fvonjessen@aol.com
2) general fiction
3) adults/women

Karen Lynne Klink
5 years ago

1) karen2silver@yahoo.com
2) historical fiction
3) adults/new adults

I use your Emotion Thesaurus all the time and suggest it to other writers. Obviously it’s a big help.

JC Martell
JC Martell
5 years ago

Thank you for this opportunity -along with all the many other valuable resources you provide writers.

EMAIL: jcmartellgm at gmail dot com
GENRE: Women’s Fiction
AUDIENCE: Adult

Halli Gomez
Halli Gomez
5 years ago

Thank you so much for this offer. I have my fingers crossed!

Here is my information:
1. hbgwriter6@gmail.com
2. middle grade – sci-fi
3. kids 9-12 years old

Carolee
Carolee
5 years ago

Yay for spring and for crits! 🙂

caroleenoury(at)gmail(dot)com
YA (fantasy)
YA fans of all ages!

Caroline Sciriha
Caroline Sciriha
5 years ago

Thanks for this opportunity. I would also like to thank you for this website: I’ve found loads of help here and in the thesaurus collections.

My email is csciriha[at]go dot net dot mt
Genre: Fantasy / SF
Audience: middle grade

Kate @ The Magic Violinist

This is a fantastic idea. 🙂 I’m getting ready to query soon, too, so perfect timing!

1. themagicviolinist(AT)gmail(DOT)com
2. YA contemporary romance
3. Teens, 13-18