This weekend was an absolute blast as I shared some character building tips with a fine bunch of romance writers in Dallas. I’ve been working on this presentation for a while, and now that it’s done, I’m looking forward to getting back to work on the front matter for our next thesaurus book on Emotional Wounds. (Angela’s already done with her half, the overachiever.) People have been asking when this book, which will feature over 100 traumatic events that can impact who your character is in your current story, will be available, and the answer is that we’re hoping to publish it sometime this fall.
If you’re curious about this next book of ours and would like to know when it becomes available, consider signing up for our New Publications newsletter, which we only activate in the months leading up to a new release. By signing up, you’ll receive just a few emails to keep you informed of when the next book will be published so you won’t miss out.
In addition, you can get a sneak peak by checking out our partial list of wound entries via the Emotional Wound Thesaurus at One Stop For Writers. (And snag a discount for 25% off your first invoice here.) Registered users can also access a handy tutorial on emotional wounds that explains these traumatic events, resulting flaws, false beliefs that may develop, and more.
I know, I know. Fall seems like too long to wait when you’re looking forward to something. But it’s ok, because you can enter TODAY to win another nifty prize—a critique of one of your first pages. That’s right! It’s time for
CRITIQUES 4 U!
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)
Also, please be sure your first page is ready to go so I can critique it before next month’s contest rolls around. If it needs some work and you won’t be able to get it to me right away, I’d like to ask that you plan on entering the next contest, once any necessary tweaking has been taken care of. 🙂
~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!
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.
BECCA PUGLISI says
Ok. The winners for this round are:
Cheryl Carter, and
Winners, I’ll be in touch. Thanks for entering everyone. I’ll see you next month :).
KRISTINE A AVALOZ says
Thanks for the opportunity!
My email is krisann(at)gmail.com
My story is a mystery.
Brie Tart says
These drawing are always appreciated!
the brie tart (a) gmail (dot) com
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Thanks so much!
Maria McDaniel says
Thank you! Super grateful!
my novel is a thriller
David Pelletier says
genre: murder mystery
sharon mayhew says
You guys are the best! I’d love to win a critique.
Sharonkmayhew at gmail.com
Harry L Wegley says
I could use some 1st page feedback for my current WIP.
My email is harryw51(at)comcast.net
My story is a thriller with romance (CBA-compliant)
Thanks, H L (Harry) Wegley
jones .dylan19 @ yahoo.com
YA Urban Fantasy
Mary Nelligan says
Thanks for this opportunity!
My email: email@example.com
Genre: Historical Fiction
H. Felicia says
Thanks so much for the opportunity! Always exciting!
Email: hfgs37120 (at) gmail (dot) com
I write romance!
YA sci fi
Nicole L Ochoa says
Fingers crossed ?
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Cheryl Carter says
Thanks for the opportunity.
firstname.lastname@example.org, genre adult dark fantasy.
tracy lucas says
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Thanks for the opportunity.
Jay Hicks says
Hi there and thanks for the opportunity for a critique.
Genre is Womens Contemporary Fiction and my email is included. My email is jayjhicks60(at)gmail.com
Sarah Floyd says
Thank you for the opportunity! I’m a huge fan. : )
My email is SARAH8778 (at) aol (dot) com
My novel is a contemporary Upper MG.
Excited! I love your work!
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Genre: New Adult Romance
P.D Pabst says
Thank for all the work y’all do to help writer’s!
Beverly Turner says
Would certainly appreciate a critique of my first page.
My email is BeverlyMT@gmail.com.
I write women’s fiction.
Thank you for this opportunity! Email is: eisen5585(at)yahoo(dot)com
Genre: YA fantasy. Thanks again!
Thanks for the opportunity! My WIP is YA mythic fiction.
public [at] jstynes [dot] com
SHILPA MUDIGANTI says
This is very kind of you, Becca. My email is my wordpress address. So, hopefully it works!
genre: women’s fiction
Roxanne Lambie says
Thanks for all you do.
Kimberly Bea says
I would love some first page feedback.
My email is beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu
My novel is YA Fantasy.
Donna Maloy says
I love OneStop! I’ve already started using the Emotional Wounds that are up on the site and am really looking forward to the book. Oh, and I’d love a first page critique!
BECCA PUGLISI says
Welcome to One Stop! The Wound thesaurus is pretty cool, right? I’m glad it’s coming in handy for you.
2) Genre–YA Fantasy
Kristen Johnson says
Thanks for the chance to win!
Kristengjohnson [at] gmail [dot] com
I write humorous middle grade superhero squirrel stories.
BECCA PUGLISI says
I hope you win sometime because I’d love to read about middle grade superhero squirrels.
Frances Rove says
I, too, would love to win a critique. My email is email@example.com.
The book I am working on is a mysterious memoir about family secrets.
Thank you, Frances
I love this opportunity to win a critique.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
My novel is a sweet romance.
marilyn weimer says
Thank you for the opportunity to try once again.
Genera: Woman’s contemporary fiction
Gargi Mehra says
Thanks for this opportunity.
My email is mehra.gargi(at)gmail.com
My novel is YA commercial fiction.
Janet Smart says
Would love to win a critique.
My email is wvsmarties(at)yahoo.com
My story is a middle grade novel