Critiques 4 U!

Ok. I’m sure that some of you are a leetle confused to see a critique contest post going out. I mean, it’s SATURDAY, and Saturdays at Writers Helping Writers has always meant thesaurus day. And last week we let you know about a new thesaurus that would be rolling out this week.

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But it’s funny how things work. Angela and I have both been feeling like there was something off about the template we had put together for our new project. A driving force behind what we do is wanting to provide you with content that is needed, practical, and easy for you to both understand and apply. And over the past week, we both realized that what we’d come up with just wasn’t clear enough for our liking. So while we really wanted to stick to our guns and roll out the new thesaurus today, we’ve decided to take a bit more time on it to make sure it’s as good as it can be.

Meanwhile, we didn’t want to leave you empty handed while our thesaurus idea is under construction. And since we haven’t run a critique contest yet this month, we figured it would be a good idea to do it now. Which means

It’s Critiques 4 U Time! 
~CONTEST IS CLOSED~

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)

ONLY ENTRIES THAT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED

Because it’s the weekend and people aren’t online as much, this contest will run for two days instead of the typical 24 hours. Three commenters’ names will be randomly drawn and posted on Monday. 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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David Pelletier
David Pelletier
4 years ago

Sounds great. My story is a murder mystery.
david1pelletier@hotmail.com

Missy
Missy
4 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity!
New Adult / Paranormal Romance
Countess.degraff@gmail.com

Sussu
4 years ago

Thank you!
My story is called GRAFFITI DOME.
My email is bookriders1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Sussu
4 years ago
Reply to  Sussu

I forgot: It’s YA Dystopian.

Judi Ring
4 years ago

Story name – A Tumble in Time
Genre – Time travel

Francesca Ashmore
Francesca Ashmore
4 years ago
Tamar Sloan
4 years ago

Make It Count – YA contemporary romance
sloantamar@gmail.com

Thank you ladies for this wonderful opportunity.

Abi
Abi
4 years ago

Super! My story is called Misinterpreted, and it’s a romance/adventure book written in journal entry form.
Abigail.falin@gmail.com

Susan Haught
4 years ago

You guys are the BEST!
I write Women’s Fiction with Romantic elements

Jarm Del Boccio
4 years ago

MG Historical Fiction . . . Thanks for the possible opportunity!?

CONSTANCE KEY ROBINSON
CONSTANCE KEY ROBINSON
4 years ago

Title: StarPlayers Universe
Sorthare: Enter Stage Right
Genre: YA Scifi Romantic Adventure Series
Length: 75,000 words
Author: Constance Key

Sorthare, at eighteen, committed treason by rescuing kidnapped women and finding them a home planet and jobs. Hiding in the StarPlayers acting troupe traveling the known universe for the QUO she discovers love and rescues the queen from assassination.

Beverly King
Beverly King
4 years ago

Thanks again for doing this! You two are wonderful!

Romance

bckii@outlook.com

Donna Maloy
4 years ago

Email: donna@donnamaloy.com
Genre: Historical fantasy for YA

Lonna Seibert
4 years ago

Thank you for the opportunity! I have a contemporary romance.

Carolien
Carolien
4 years ago

Young adult I think? It’s about the life of a group of teens. They are dealing with the death of their mutual friend. Everyone deals with it differently. After two years one of the main characters still hasn’t found a way to cope with it. Most of the book is about her journey through the mourning process while also dealing with school, friends, family, puberty..name it. One of the characters who helps her through that journey is also a big part of the storyline. She has her own struggles: confrontation with an ex (can they be friends again?), wanting to live with her father instead of her mother (but she’ll have to leave her friends behind) etc.
The message I want to spread is mainly to be accepting of others. This doesn’t only refer to the lgbtq+ themes.

Carol Opalinski
4 years ago

Thanks for the chance!!

Email: carolopal@gmail.com

Genre: Contemporary category (short 50-55k) romance

Robin E. Mason
4 years ago

ACT-ually, my new novel is done and releases this month, but I’d love to see what you think! It’s Cissy, and it’s the third and final in my unsavory heritage series. The series is Women’s Fiction, and Cissy took an historical turn. (the bulk of this story is set immediately post Civil War)
my email is robin.mason59@yahoo.com

Leta McCurry
4 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity.
Women’s fiction
leta@letamccurry.com

Maria Singh
Maria Singh
4 years ago

Mbodasingh@yahoo.com
YA contemporary romance
Thanks

Shanna Rogers
Shanna Rogers
4 years ago

Thanks for doing this! I’m shanna.rogers@live.com
MG contemporary

melanie redler
melanie redler
4 years ago

Just started to write something new…

NA Contemporary Romance

Mredler@gmail.com

Phyllis Cole-Dai
4 years ago

Generous of you to do this. Thank you!

Sarah
Sarah
4 years ago

Thank you for doing this!
Genre: YA gothic/fantasy
Email: sarechafin@outlook.com

JC Martell
JC Martell
4 years ago

I apologize if this is a duplicate. I’m having problems with my browser and comments.

Genre Romance

Irene Wittig
Irene Wittig
4 years ago

Thank you for this opportunity. My email is irenewittig@gmail.com
Genre – mainstream literary.

Barbara Bischof
Barbara Bischof
4 years ago

Email : bjbischof@gmail.com
Genre: cozy mystery

Thank you !
Glad you decided to run it for two days…this showed up only this am-Sunday!

Mary Van Everbroeck
Mary Van Everbroeck
4 years ago

Hi Becca. My email is maryvanever@comcast.net I definitely have a first page. Six in total. I’m not sure as to what Genre this Work could be classified. If I had a choice I think I’d like to be able to ask for clarification on the Genre I am writing.
Take care. Mary

Aiar
Aiar
4 years ago

Aiar shai at gmail dot com

Fantasy

Dylan
Dylan
4 years ago

jones . dylan @ yahoo . com
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy.

Dylan
Dylan
4 years ago
Reply to  Dylan

Ignore this comment.

Dylan
Dylan
4 years ago

jones . dylan @ yahoo . com (no spaces)

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy.