Critiques 4 U!

What Becca Wishes Her Summer Looked Like

Welp, here in New York, we finally made our way to summer vacation. Also known as Becca’s Annual Transition From Working In A Quiet House To Trying To Get Stuff Done With Two Kids Underfoot. Maybe you can relate. Luckily, the sleeping in, eating ice cream, family time, and general laid-back-ness make it all worthwhile.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we get to totally slack. Some of us still have first pages to read. And you know what that means :).

CRITIQUES 4 U!

CONTEST CLOSED

If you’re working on a first page (in any genre except erotica) and would like some objective feedback, please leave a comment. Any comment :). As long as the email address associated with your WordPress account is up-to-date, I’ll be able to contact you if you win. Just please know that if I’m unable to get in touch with you through that address, I’ll have to choose an alternate winner.

Two caveats:

▪    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, let me ask that you plan on entering the next contest, once any necessary tweaking has been taken care of.

▪    I’d like to be able to use portions of winning submissions as illustrations in an upcoming presentation I’m creating on first pages. By entering the Critiques 4 U contest, you’ll be granting permission for me to use small writing samples only (no author names or book titles).

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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Judy Levine
Judy Levine
2 years ago

Good for us and good for ypu. A win-win situation. Thanks.

Talynn Lynn
2 years ago

A critique would be lovely and amazing! Thanks for the opportunity!

Julie Glover
2 years ago

And with both trembling nerves and resolved courage, she leaves a comment…

So glad y’all do these critiques! Always valuable information.

Christie Anderson
2 years ago

Thanks so much for the opportunity! Constructive feedback is always welcome!

Jay Hicks
2 years ago

Hi Becca. I’d love your impression of my Australian flavour.
Have fun, Jay.

Christine
Christine
2 years ago

One of the best things about vacations is sleeping in. Enjoy!

Talia
2 years ago

Oooo, I would love to win a critique!! I write YA fantasy (most of the time).

Leta McCurry
2 years ago

Thank you for the opportunity. I would love you to critique my first page.

Erika Hayes
2 years ago

I’d love to have a critique of my first page. Please consider me for this opportunity. Thank you!

Emily Cushing
Emily Cushing
2 years ago

Thanks so much for this opportunity!

Jarm
2 years ago

I’d be glad to help out!😊 Thanks for the opportunity!! And enjoy your summer . . .

Stephanie Ward
Stephanie Ward
2 years ago

I would love to throw my hat, I mean, my first page, into the running. My MG Sci-Fi is an Intergalactic Jackie and the Beanstalk tale. Think Jack the Giant Slayer meets Guardians of the Galaxy. I’m always looking for ways to improve my craft. As for the contest, I guess I missed the window as it is closed. Bummer. Thanks for the opportunity of a first page critique. Happy Summer to you and your family.

Marianne Ratcliffe
2 years ago

This sounds like a wonderful opportunity. My current book, for which I’d love a first page critique, is fourth in a series though, so let me know if this would exclude it from the competition.

Mally Becker
Mally Becker
2 years ago

Thanks for creating this community of writers and offering us your feedback. My 18th century heroine, Becca, would love to meet you!

Mally Becker
Mally Becker
2 years ago
Reply to  Mally Becker

Whoops. Sorry. I left the wrong email address in the initial comment and have corrected it here..

Beverly King
Beverly King
2 years ago

I would like a critique of my sweet romance.

mary tilghman
2 years ago

I write historical fiction but my new book is a contemporary romance. Very different I am finding. Or is it? Pick me, pick me. And thanks for the opportunity.

Frances A. Rove
Frances A. Rove
2 years ago

Working on a mystery memoir. Has a month passed already?

Thank you for this opportunity.

Frances

Bonnie Woodward
Bonnie Woodward
2 years ago

What a wonderful opportunity. I’d love a critique. I can’t improve if I don’t know what’s wrong.

Sarah Barker
2 years ago

Hello I would like to enter 🙂

Katja Rammer
2 years ago

I would love to join this opportunity. Thank you.

Denisa
Denisa
2 years ago

I would absolutely love a critique. I’ve been tackling this first page (okay, first chapter) since forever. A fresh pair of eyes would be amazing.