Critiques 4 U!

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Kidlets enjoying the beach

CONTEST CLOSED!

People, I am SO EXCITED! My son finishes pre-school this week, which means I’ll only have to drive back-and-forth to one school everyday instead of two, like I’ve been doing all year long. My daughter will be done next week, and then….SUMMER VACATION! This equates to a little less work getting done each day, but it also means more sleep and trips to the beach and NOT DRIVING AROUND ALL DAY! Can’t wait!

I’m sure some of you are cursing me right now, since snow is probably still falling and you’re having to shoo penguins out of your yard. To make it up to you, how about some 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~ 

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

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
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

Congrats guys/gals. =)

Kristin
Kristin
5 years ago
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

Awesome! Congratulations 🙂

J Lenni Dorner
5 years ago

Best of luck to all who entered!

Marilyn Weimer
5 years ago

Thank you. I’ll try again.
Fiction
Adult women (sequel)
art@marilynweimer.com

Matthew Smart
5 years ago

Email: matthewpsmart@gmail.com
Genre: Historical Fiction
Audience: Adult/Action/Suspense

Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones
5 years ago

email: Jones.dylan19@yahoo.com
Genre: Historical Fiction
Audience: YA.

Molly Martin
5 years ago

Email: mollyraskazchic@gmail.com
Genre: Sci-Fi
Audience: Adults who enjoyed Michael Crichton

Thanks!

Talia
Talia
5 years ago

Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

My email is in the required field. Does that count?
Genre – science fiction
Intended audience – kids/YA

Adora
Adora
5 years ago

Question: Becca, did you mean for us to include our email address in the comment or just in the “Email*” space? I don’t mind sharing it with you, but I don’t really want to share it with the whole, wide world if I don’t have to in order to enter the contest. Thanks!

Adora
Adora
5 years ago
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

Thank you!

Pascal Inard
5 years ago

1) inard@internode.on.net
2) Science-Fiction
3) Adults

Dawn Malone
5 years ago

Oops, forgot my e-mail!
dawnemalone (at) gmail (dot) com.
Young adult, contemporary
Age 12 & up

Thanks for the opportunity!

Dawn Malone
5 years ago

Young adult, contemporary
Age 12 & up

Thanks for the opportunity!

Maureen C. Berry
5 years ago

I’d love, love, love a 1st page critique. Thanks for the chance.
1. maureencberry [at] gmail.com
2. Crime Thriller
3. Adult

Sue Coletta
Sue Coletta
5 years ago

Email: suecoletta@crimewriterblog.com
Genre: Thriller
Target Audience: Adult
This is very generous of you. Thank you, Angela!

Tara Ashlyn
Tara Ashlyn
5 years ago

Here’s hoping I’m lucky this time!
Email:TaraAshlyn@yahoo.com
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Audience: Mature YA/ Adult

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

Email: r dot e dot hunter2012 at gmail dot com
Genre: Technothriller
Audience: Adult

Jenna Trapani
Jenna Trapani
5 years ago

What a great opportunity! And I can’t WAIT for more sleep and trips to the beach. Only a week and a half left!

yearofthesnake89@yahoo.com
YA/Paranormal (NOT paranormal romance)
18-30, probably mostly women.

Carleen M. Tjader
Carleen M. Tjader
5 years ago

Thank you.
carleentjader@hotmail.com
picture book
ages 4-8

Diana Lynn
5 years ago

Wonderful. It’s nice having writers helping writers 🙂

1) your email address —– writerdianalynn@gmail.com
2) your story’s genre (no erotica, please) —— women’s fiction
3) the intended audience —– women 30ish and up – empty nesters to be!

Hope Schmidt
5 years ago

This is the first time I’ve visited this site, but I love it! Thanks for all the writer helps!

Email: Hope.Schmidt at Hotmail.com
Genre: Allegorical Fantasy
Audience: Teen/Young Adult

Janet Smart
5 years ago

Hi, thanks so much for this offer.

wvsmarties@yahoo.com
Middle Grade
4th – 8th grade (main character is a boy)

Brett Jonas (@BookSquirt)
Brett Jonas (@BookSquirt)
5 years ago

Thank you so much!

Brettgjonas at gmail
Fantasy/Romance
Young Adults

Kristin
Kristin
5 years ago

Wow! What an awesome opportunity! (I’ll be getting more sleep and less done, too, now that summer break is only weeks away for the kiddos! hee hee!)

Email: kjgammerman@gmail.com
Genre: fantasy
Audience: middle reader

Tambra Nicole
5 years ago

Hi,
Thank you for offering to do this!

tambrakendall@att.net
Romantic Suspense
Romance readers and hopefully pull in some suspense readers as well.

Tambra Nicole

Sandy
Sandy
5 years ago

Have my fingers crossed.
Thanks for doing this.

Email lentswife@yahoo.com
Genre . Women fiction
Audience Women and girls of all ages.

H K F
H K F
5 years ago

1) aiarshai at gmail dot com
2) Osha
3) fantasy, general adult audiences

JC Martell
JC Martell
5 years ago

Fingers, toes, arms, legs, and eyes crossed! Thanks so much for the opportunity – and for the latest article on emotional wounds. Yea for summer and grandchildren visits for me!

EMAIL: jcmartellgm at gmail dot com
GENRE: Women’s Fiction (or Romance)
AUDIENCE: Women 30+

Pat
Pat
5 years ago

It’s hailing outside right now. Not jealous nope.

Pat
Pat
5 years ago

Thanks for another chance at this!

My story is YA post apocalyptic/dystopian.

Doree
Doree
5 years ago

Tossing my hat, but nothing romantic here 🙂
email = doree.anderson@gmail.com
genre = middle grade 8-14
Audience = young boys mostly