Happy October, people! The leaves may be changing where you are, or, if you’re me, it’s still hotter than Hades. Regardless, the writing and critiquing must go on, so let’s get to our monthly first-page contest, shall we?
CONTEST IS CLOSED. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!
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.
▪ 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 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 morning. If you win, you can email me your first page and I’ll offer my feedback.
We run this contest on a monthly basis, so if you’d like to be notified when the next opportunity comes around, consider subscribing to our blog (see the left-hand sidebar). Best of luck!
One More Thing!
Did you know there’s a new book in town? Angela and I have released a boxed set that contains our bestselling Positive Trait Thesaurus and Negative Trait Thesaurus volumes.
What makes the Character Trait Thesaurus boxed set so special is that it has been hyperlinked across the volumes, so you can get to the table of contents for both volumes from each entry AND any traits mentioned within that entry have been hyperlinked so you can move straight to the attribute or flaw being referenced. This should make character building even easier!
For more information (and a 25% off code!), go here.
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.