Happy Summer, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine and warm weather as much as I am. I’d like to see more of it, but I’m in the process of editing all of our thesaurus content to make it neat and tidy for our One Stop For Writers™ launch this fall. do love to edit, but too much of it makes me crabby, so it’s time to take a little break and do some critiquing!
If you’re working on a first page and would like some objective feedback, leave a comment that includes:
1) your email address. Some of you have expressed concern about making your email address public; if you’re sure that the email address associated with your WordPress account is correct, you don’t have to include it here. But if you do win and I’m unable to contact you through that email address, I’ll have to choose an alternate winner.
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!
*photo credit: Pixabay
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.
J Lenni Dorner says
Darn, missed it. Congrats to those who got in.
BECCA PUGLISI says
And the winners are….
I’ll be in touch, ladies. And thanks, everyone, for entering. I’ll see you next month!
Ellen Mulholland says
I’m confused: it says Contest Closed, but I see entries…so…
Dylan Jones says
* Contemporary Romance (Echoes of the past)
THANK YOU 🙂
leilarheaume at gmail dot com
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Thanks again, Becca!
Shannon Price says
3.) YA, 13+
K. M. Updike says
The Life and Death of Terry Dodd
Historical and literary fiction
Young Adult – 13-18+
Thanks so much for this opportunity!
Susan in TX says
Contemporary romance . . . first love, second chance . . . then (23 years ago) and now
For women, mid 30’s and older
The title of my WIP: Enamored With You.
Targeted audience: Anyone 15+ who loves historical romance written from first person pov (from the MMC’s point of view) and in present tense.
Thank you for the offer, :):):)
The title of my WIP: Enamored With You.
The targeted audience: Any 15+ audience who loves intense historical romance with word count of 96k.
It’s my second attempt at writing a novel and is written in the MMC’s point of view and in present tense. Thank you for doing this, 🙂
R K Brainerd says
The genre of my novel is a mix between alternate history and urban fantasy, with the intended audience ranging from mature YA (or NA) to adult.
Diana Lynn says
1) your email address. It’s listed correctly above.
2) your story’s genre (no erotica, please) Women’s Fiction
3) the intended audience – women 35+ ■ Empty nesters or soon to be.
Thank you. And I want to mention that I love the thesaurus books.
Sheila Good says
My first novel, in progress:
Genre: Women’s fiction
Audience: Adult women 18+
Working Title: Hello Hell
I love your site and use your books nearly every time I sit down to write. Thank you for providing excellent references.,
Audience: NA. But maybe YA and maybe adult, too. My protag is 19.
Thanks for offering this!
Elva Cobb Martin says
Thanks for this opportunity, Becca. Here’s my scoop:
Inspirational contemporary romantic suspense “Summer of Deception”
Women aged 30-70
Gifford MacShane says
Address is up-to-date
JC Martell says
Thanks again for the opportunity to “access your wisdom”…. Can’t wait for “One Stop for Writers”
EMAIL: jcmartellgm at gmail dot com
GENRE: Women’s Fiction (or Romance)
AUDIENCE: Women 30+
Louise Jones says
Historical romance / drama
Thank you for the opportunity
R. E. Hunter says
1. Yes, my email is correct in WordPress 8^)
Deborah Baran says
Historical Fiction based on a true story
Title: In The Shadow of Willow Run
Audience: History (WWII) buffs
My story focuses on two protagonists, both Rosie the Riveters, and how they got through WWII on the home front. One survives while the other does not.
Feather Stone says
International Crime, Suspense, Romance
Cathy Smallwood says
cathysmallwood at hotmail dot com
Psychotherapy fiction: 1st person POV, alternating client and therapist. Ethical and relationship issues.
age: 18 and up.
YA Fantasy Adventure – Futuristic with Earth setting
Ages 12-16, boys and girls
Thank you for giving these awesome opportunities every month!
My email is in the required field.
My story’s genre: Sci-fi
Intended audience: YA
Shanna Rogers says
Middle grade contemporary
Thanks for the opportunity!
H K F says
1) email definitely correct ^^
2) science fiction
3) adult/general audience
Annie Douglass Lima says
YA action and adventure. Could be considered fantasy because it takes place in another world, but the world is very similar to our own (the main difference being that slavery is legal there).
audience: preteens, teens, adults
Thank you very much! I hope I get picked! 🙂
Tara Ashlyn says
Audience: Mature YA and up- lovers of dark suspens with a hint of romance.
Southpaw HR Sinclair says
This is very kind of you to offer this so frequently.
1. on account
2. urban fantasy
3. adult mainstream
Angela D'Onofrio says
Supernatural Mystery, “In The Cards”
Sacha black says
Hi thanks again for running this every month ?
Fantasy / dystopian
Sylvia Ike says
2. New Adult Thriller
Cathy Nrockman says
First Bite is m/f sweetness spicy urban fantacy with a touch of romance
My market is for mid twenties up , men and women on budgets with hobbies that like some fun a little action,and a simple escape
Laura Selinsky says
Young Adult; Contemporary Fantasy; Your choice- the one with the *male protagonist or the one with the female protagonist.
*Yeah, I know this one has more marketability because boys prefer male protagonists, but I love my girl Rose.
CC Riley says
Email address listed above.
Women’s fiction with a hint of magic
My intended audience would be mostly women from the new adult age to a little older.
S. J. Dunn says
Literary thriller (the goal, the dream? A la Gone Girl !)
Working title: A MILLION CLOSED EYES
sjdunncuba at yahoo dot com
audience: mainstream and thriller audiences
I’m using an unusual technique so would love feedback on my first page. (no murders, no villains, no swear words, no sex, no prologue … First Person POV the main character… 1st chapter is the Inciting Incident, but not the Call to Action.)
Thank you. ❤️