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.
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!
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.