It’s Fall, y’all! Which has absolutely no bearing on this month’s critique contest. I’m just so excited that the temperatures are finally dropping and the leaves are turning :).

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/comment profile is up-to-date, I’ll be able to contact you if your first page is chosen. Just please know that if I’m unable to get in touch with you through that address, you’ll have to forfeit your win.

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!


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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38 Responses to CRITIQUES 4 U

  1. Good morning, everyone! According to my dice, the following people have won first page critiques:

    Pat Aitcheson
    Jennifer Hallmark
    Yolanda Ridge

    Thanks so much for entering! I’ll see you next month 🙂

  2. Jonathan Kalman says:

    I’d like to enter. Thank you!

  3. Julie Glover says:

    Got another page that needs critique! Would love for you to do it. 🙂

  4. Mike Cilla says:

    Ready to send first page of as of now untitled WIP.

  5. Roy L. Daman says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. 😁

  6. K W Garner says:

    Thanks for offering this opportunity! 🙂

  7. Count me in. I would love to win a first page critique.

  8. KD McDougall says:

    I would love to have a critique.

  9. Fall always looks so pretty when the sun shines, though winter is my favourite season 🙂

    I’d love to win a critique.

  10. Jonathan Kalman says:

    I would like to enter. Thank you!

  11. Lee Koven says:

    I would love a critique of my first page. I feel like it needs fixing, but I’m struggling to proceed with that.

  12. I would love getting some fresh eyes on my first page!

  13. Yep! That time again for the leaves to turn to autumn colors, celebrate Halloween and then Turkey Day! Thanks so much, Becca. You can put me in for a chance to win!

  14. Yep! Time for the leaves to change to autumn colors and to celebrate Halloween and then Thanksgiving! Put me in please; I’ll take a chance, Becca.

  15. As always, your offer to critique a first page is so welcome to writers, Becca. I’d appreciate a first page critique. All best to you.

  16. KAREN BLAKELY says:

    This would be great!

  17. Hi Becca!
    You critiqued my first page, I rewrote it and Kensington Publishing requested my full map! At the same writer’s conference where I met Angela. Thank you so much for your help.

  18. ALICIA says:


  19. Diane Barnes says:

    Happy fall! Thanks for all the info on the site!

  20. I’d like to have my first page critiqued! Thanks.

  21. Talia says:

    Oooo, yes, I’d love to win a critique!! I write in several genres, but the one I’d submit for critiquing is YA Fantasy. 😀

  22. Heather Y. says:

    I would love the opportunity to participate in this critique. Thank you!

  23. Sandra Hurst says:

    I’d love to have you review my first page.

  24. Sandra Hurst says:

    I’d love to have you review my first page!

  25. Yolanda Ridge says:

    Yes, please!

  26. Catherine Moore says:

    Happy Fall! I’d love to win a critique of my first page 🙂

  27. I’d be interested in a critique. 🙂

  28. Mary Luce says:

    I’m in!

  29. Pat says:

    Hi, I’d love this opportunity.

  30. Frances R. says:

    Would love a first page critique.

  31. Michelle McCraw says:

    Happy fall, Becca! Thanks for all you do for the writing community.

  32. Miles says:

    Sign me up!

  33. Shah Wharton says:

    Happy Autumn! My fave time of year.:)

  34. Lisa Fowler says:

    Absolutely love writers helping writers! Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

  35. Helen Shorrocks says:

    Hi – I would be very interested in a critique for my first page.

  36. Katja Rammer says:

    I’d love to give it another try. thx!

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