Critiques 4 U


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Hello, everyone! Is spring in the air where you are? I hope so. It’s warming up nicely here, and now that Angela and I have polished off two very important deadlines, I’ve got time to get back to first pages. I think I’ll be critiquing this month’s winners on the front porch :).

If you’re working on a first page and would like some objective feedback, please 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)


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!


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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47 Responses to Critiques 4 U

  1. What a great turnout! The lucky winners are…

    Marianne Sciucco
    Robin E. Mason, and
    Joy Pixley

    Thanks for entering, everyone. I’ll see you next month! And winners, I’ll be in touch shortly :).

  2. Gargi says:

    mehra.gargi (at) gmail (dot) com
    Young Adult Contemporary

  3. Hannah White says:

    This is so generous of you to do! I love your books 🙂

    YA Fantasy

  4. Magali says:

    2) Adult Dark Fantasy Romance

    Thank you! ^_^

  5. Glynis Jolly says:

    Thank you for this potential opportunity. I’m crossing my fingers.
    email address:
    genre: dark drama

  6. JC (Judi) Martell says:

    jcmartellgm at gmail dot com

    Women’s Fiction

  7. De Wayne says:

    OK, I’ll try again.

    Literary/Young Adult

  8. Cayla Arteaga says:

    Young Adult Fantasy

  9. Hi Becca!

    I’m currently writing a time-travel, science fiction, romance.

    It’s freezing here right now. 😀

  10. Alicia Dugas says:

    1 – adugas65 (at) gmail (dot) com
    2 – New Adult Romance

  11. Joy Pixley says:

    Hard fantasy / haunted house

    joyfuleating (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Mary Kate says:

    I’d love a critique on my YA contemporary. Email on my wordpress account. Thank you!

  13. Sarah Floyd says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I would appreciate your feedback.

    SARAH8778 (at) aol (dot) com

    Contemporary Upper MG

  14. De Wayne says:


  15. Contemporary Romance-sports romance /cowboys

  16. Laurie Will says:

    Epic Fantasy

  17. Lisa Orchard says:

    Contemporary Young Adult

  18. Middle Grade travel adventure

    darlene (dot) foster (at) telus (dot) net

  19. Tara Gentry says:

    2.) YA Suspense

  20. Sam Taylor says:

    Well, it was spring here .. and then we got five inches of snow over the past two days. :/

    email: sam (dot) wager160 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Young Adult Fantasy

    Thank you for this critique contest. 🙂

  21. Leslie Z. says:

    1. wordpress should be good 🙂
    2. Middle grade realistic fiction

  22. Brandi Payne says:

    Picture book

  23. YA Fiction!

    It’s freezing here today- hope it warms up for you guys soon too!

  24. Mark Piper says:

    Short story: mainstream, literary, magical realism

    Cissy, women’s fiction

    and yes, spring is goriously evident here!

  26. carol says:

    carols64 (at) live (dot) co (dot) uk

    Young Adult Fantasy

  27. Tiffany says:

    Queentif85@ yahoo. com


  28. Christine Patton says:

    Cozy mystery

  29. Brenda Jenkins Kleager says:

    Highlander Historical Time-Travel

  30. Amanda U says:


    YA fantasy

  31. Sandra says:


    2. Paranormal Romance

  32. I would enjoy this as I need it these days

    Genre: Fantasy

  33. Aiar says:

    1) aiar shai (at) gmail (dot) com

    2) science fiction

  34. Young Adult sports novel

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