Critiques 4 U!

Hello, lovely writer friends! How’s your summer going? My family’s working our way through our summer bucket list, which so far includes getting ice cream, picking berries, making pie, and going to the water park. We’re also getting ready to fly out of town to visit Nana and Granddaddy, which equates to children happily watching movies at 30,000 feet and uninterrupted reading time for me. That means I need some material :).

CONTEST 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)

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!

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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Gargi
3 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity, Becca!

Email: Mehra DOT gargi at gmail DOT com
Genre: YA Contemporary

David Pelletier
David Pelletier
3 years ago

Genre: murder mystery
email: david1pelletier@hotmail.com

Dylan
Dylan
3 years ago

Urban Fantasy

jones.dylan19@yahoo.com

Lynn
Lynn
3 years ago

Historical Fiction/romance
lynnandpaul1@bellsouth.net

De Wayne W. Perry
De Wayne W. Perry
3 years ago

dwperry@dwperry.net
Literary Fiction

Thank you for your generous offer! Enjoy your vacation.

John Helmon
John Helmon
3 years ago

Literary fiction
johnhel@hotmail.com

Tricia Saxby
Tricia Saxby
3 years ago

Contemporary reunion romance

csaxby@telus.net

J. Amirah
3 years ago

Thanks for this critique lottery!

YA – Realistic Fiction
jrichardsonwriter@gmail.com

L Rita St. Clair
L Rita St. Clair
3 years ago

Time Travel Romance
Lritastclaire@gmail.com
Thanks!

Patrick Witz
3 years ago

Patrick Witz
writerwitz@pacbell.net
Speculative Fiction

As Donkey from the Shrek Movie shouts jumping up from behind the crowd, “Oh, pick me, pick me, oh pick me!”

Nicolle Browne-Jamet
3 years ago

nicollebrownejamet@gmail.com
Genre: psychological suspense

Have a great vacation and happy reading!

Jackie Layton
Jackie Layton
3 years ago

Romantic Suspense
joyfuljelatgmaildotcom

Thanks, Becca!

Alicia Dugas
Alicia Dugas
3 years ago

Genre: New Adult romance
adugas65 [at] gmail [dot] com

Laurie Wood
Laurie Wood
3 years ago

Hi Becca,
Romantic suspense
lauriewood23@shaw.ca

Talia
3 years ago

Thanks for doing critiques every month, Becca!!
Email – included
Genre – YA Epic Fantasy

Sally Shupe
3 years ago

Happy uninterrupted reading time for you! Thank you for offering a critique!

psychological suspense

sallyshupe1@gmail.com

Soulla Christodoulou
3 years ago

What an amazing opportunity – thank you so much Becca!

Genre: Historical fiction (1950s Cyprus)

Email: soullaauthor@gmail.com

Romana Iorga
Romana Iorga
3 years ago

Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Romantic suspense

riorga@yahoo.com

Rebecca Sims
Rebecca Sims
3 years ago

brucebecca1@gmail.com
Murder Mystery

Rhay
Rhay
3 years ago

YA contemporary

rchristou@cytanet.com.cy

Thanks for the opportunity

Marisa Noelle
3 years ago

Yes pls!

YA contemporary fantasy

Elizabeth Polucha
3 years ago

Hi Becca!

I love your work!

A memoir, which begins with my earliest childhood memories; before my parents first divorce and before the fire, which resulted in my mother becoming an alcoholic.

platinumfiresong@gmail.com

Thank you so much for this opportunity!
I hope your holiday is pleasantly refreshing!

Elizabeth

PS
I have a WordPress blog but life got in the way so I haven’t updated it for a while. I no longer live in Los Angeles. I now reside, (nearer to you I believe), in Los Vegas. However, my blog does include thoughts, from my heart, on my childhood abuse; from the view of a healing adult child of an alcoholic.

Elizabeth Polucha
3 years ago
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

I apologize for thinking you lived in Las Vegas. I had it in my head after I experienced something strange with the Google maps application. I had just arrived in this seedy town, and was using maps to assist me, when Writers Helping Writers poped up on the map near to my location. It had a peculiar message attached to it… The message read that only I was able to view this!
I realized later that, because I had visited your website, Google placed Writers Helping Writers as a “business I knew” into my maps application. That’s why it had the uncanny message that only I could see it.
I must admit that, at the time, it was rather disconcerting, yet decidedly comforting, to be so mysteriously connected with other fellow writers. 🙂
I no longer have that cell phone, so I’m not sure if Writers Helping Writers will still come up in my maps application to guide and comfort me.

Elizabeth Polucha
3 years ago
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

I apologize for writing too much. It’s what we do. ?????

Amy Snyder
3 years ago

Women’s Fiction
amysnyder901@gmail.com

Emily Cushing
Emily Cushing
3 years ago

Thanks for the chance.

emcush (at) hotmail (dot) com

Middle grade mystery

Jen
Jen
3 years ago

Adult Contemporary Romance

redhotbooks@yahoo.com

Thank you!!

Mary Nelligan
Mary Nelligan
3 years ago

Adult Historical Fiction
mbalice@sbcglobal.net

Thank you!

H S Rivney
3 years ago

What a kind offer! Look forward to winning a critique.
Science Fiction

Christina Pishiris
Christina Pishiris
3 years ago

Women’s commercial

c_pishiris at hotmail dot com

Thanks for the opportunity!

Ellen Mulholland
3 years ago

MG Contemporary
ellenmulholland@att.net

Thanks, Becca. Your insights are always appreciated!

Best,
Ellen