Critiques 4 U

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Critiques 4 U!


Happy weekend, everyone! We missed our monthly critique contest last month due to December craziness, so now that we’re fully into January, I’m excited to get back into the critiquing groove.

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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48 Responses to Critiques 4 U

  1. Cheryl Potts says:

    my genre is historical fiction

    I am writing an historical novel about the life of Martha Washington (and her husband, George.)

  2. Hi all! Thanks for entering. The winners this month are:

    Jennie Camacho

    Thanks again! See you in February :).

  3. David Pelletier says:
    Genre: murder mystery


    Southern Historical Fiction

    Thanks for holding this contest!

  5. Emily says:

    emcush (at) hotmail (dot) com
    Middle Grade Mystery


  6. Rita Jordan says:

    Paranormal Romance

  7. My email is

    My genre is mystery with a bit of sci-fi. Two best friends become the main suspects in the disappearances, then murders of two of their classmates. The are young females both age 18 and they’ve each signed up to join the Universal Federated Army of Space. They are looking forward to becoming Infantry as this is considered an elite specialty. But the deaths of the two young men have them stranded and their lives on hold.

  8. Deb Atwood says:

    debatwood@hotmail dot com

    Genre: YA Contemporary

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. Linda Thomas says:


    grandmaletters at aol dot com

  10. Romantic Suspense
    This sheep lady says, Thank Ewe!

  11. Angelique says:

    Thanks for your offering 🙂
    1. Included… otherwise
    2. Mystery – Romance
    Lots of sunshine…

  12. Sherry says:

    Sorry had wrong email.

  13. Lynn Farnham says:

    historical fiction/gothic

  14. aiar says:

    aiar shai at gmail d ot com


  15. Thank you for offering to do this!
    Paranormal Romance

  16. Jay Hicks says:

    Hi there Becca.

    I’m writing rural historical fiction.
    My email is: jayjhicks60 at gmail dot com.

    Thank you.

  17. Leta McCurry says:

    Women’s fiction – women who find the strength and courage to grab life by
    the horns and wrestle it to the ground while hiding their vulnerabilities from the world.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  18. Talia says:

    1) Email – included

    2) Genre – Fantasy

  19. women’s fiction / historical fiction

  20. Kristen Johnson says:


    Middle Grade
    kristengjohnson at gmail dot com


    YA Dark Contemporary

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  22. Sharon says:

    YA/New Adult Fantasyish

  23. Claire says:

    Historical Romance

    Thank you for taking your time to do these critiques.

  24. Contemporary Romance


  25. Susan says:

    Genre: paranormal YA
    Excited for the chance!

  26. Ryan McLeod says:

    ryankmcleod at hotmail dot com
    Science fiction

  27. Elaine says:

    1 elaineamsmith @ gmail dot com

    2 YY UF

  28. Frances Rove says:

    Genre: memoir


    Thank you.

  29. Jalane Rolader says:

    jalanemrolader at bellsouth dot net

    Literary fiction

  30. Morag Hastie says:

    morag.hastie at gmail dot com

    upmarket commercial fiction

  31. Joanne Calub says:

    Have begun my first page at least 5 times. Hooker is a problem. Thank you for the opportunity to have work looked at.

    Romantic Suspense

  32. JC Martell says:

    Gender: Romance
    jcmartellgm at gmail dot com

    It’s a new year and what a great start a critique by you would be!
    As always, I’m very grateful for the opportunity.

  33. Silvia says:

    park_silvia at hotmail 🙂
    Genre is MG sci-fi. Thanks for hosting these critiques!

  34. Dylan says:

    1. jones. dylan19 @ no spaces

    2. Urban Fantasy

  35. Isabelle Crusoe says:

    Paranormal romance.

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