Critiques 4 U—Guest Editor Edition!

It’s time for our monthly critique contest, and I’m excited to be able to introduce a new guest editor! We’ve been working with Christina Kaye on a couple of marketing fronts, and we’re so happy to have her here today to give you some expert feedback on your first pages.

If you’re game, here’s the amazing person you’ll be working with: 

Christina Kaye is an author coach, book editor, public speaker, and writing instructor, as well as host of the podcast for authors, Write Your Best Book. Through her business, Write Your Best Book, Christina and her team of editors offer a wide range of book editing and author coaching services, including content editing, line editing, proofreading, and even blurb editing. She specializes in all subgenres of romance and suspense, but she works on projects from all genres, if they are the right fit. Christina Kaye is also an award-winning, bestselling suspense novelist in her own right. 

To learn more about Write Your Best Book and their team of editors, visit Or, to learn more about Christina Kaye’s suspense novels, visit

Contest Guidelines

Contest Closed!

This month’s contest will work exactly the same as it usually does, only Christina will be the one contacting you if you win.

If you’re working on a first page 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, Christina will be able to contact you if your first page is chosen. Just please know that if she’s 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 she 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 her right away, let me ask that you plan on entering the next contest, once any necessary tweaking has been taken care of.

Three commenters’ names will be randomly drawn and posted tomorrow. If you win, Christina will be in contact to get your first page and offer her 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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

39 Responses to Critiques 4 U—Guest Editor Edition!

  1. Belinda Sikes says:

    I’ve rewritten this so many times. Need new eyes on it!

  2. Thanks so much for entering, everyone! The winners for this month are Jay Hicks, Cathy Shields, and Sandra Bunning. Christina will be in touch with you shortly with the details for sending your first pages.

    Enjoy your weekend, everyone! We’ll see you next month :).

  3. Mary Rose McCarthy says:

    This is a wonderful opportunity

  4. Judy Levine says:

    I have worked and reworked my first page. I know I have to hook the reader right away. I need to know if I have done that.

  5. Ranae Watts says:

    I’m ready for some expert feedback. Thank you for the opportunity.

  6. Monika Maslowski says:

    Would love professional feedback on my first page. Thanks for offering this!

  7. Janet Smart says:

    Would love to win a first page critique. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. michael twomey says:

    Hi Christina,
    I’d love you to take a look at my historical fiction thriller, please.

  9. Chris says:

    Thanks to the editors and writers helping writers for this contest!

  10. Jay Hicks says:

    Jay is waving at you from Australia.

  11. Kathleen Keenan says:

    This is awesome! I’d love some feedback.

  12. Becky Hofstad says:

    I’m writing a memoir and would love feedback on my first two pages!Thanks.

  13. I’d love the opportunity!

  14. Jessica Swafford says:

    I would love another set of eyes 🙂 Thanks!

  15. Amber says:

    Cute picture!

  16. A wonderful opportunity you are providing to all of us.

  17. Blaine D. Arden says:

    Welcome Christina 🙂

    Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

  18. Chrisitna says:

    Wow, what a wonderful opportunity!! Would love feed back on my first page on the story I’m currently revising

  19. Thanks for this possible opportunity, Becca. And welcome, Christina!

  20. Karla Diaz says:

    Yes! Another chance to get my first-page critiqued. I think I’ve rewritten that page at least fifty times. It would be nice to know what needs fixing to make it work.

    Again, thank you, Angela, Becca, and Christina, for your generosity.

  21. Roanne King says:

    I would appreciate a first page critique. Thanks!

  22. K.L. Baxton says:

    I’d love a first page critique on my MG urban fantasy. Thanks for doing this.

  23. Sam Fisher says:

    Oh this would be so helpful! 🤞🏻

  24. Ane Ryan Walker says:

    I’m ready, and would be thrilled to get feedback from a pro I don’t know!

  25. Kim Lightle says:

    I’m always down for a first page edit! Thanks for hosting these!

  26. Very interested in checking out Write Your Best Book. Would also love first page feedback! Thanks for the opportunity.

  27. Jenny Hansen says:

    So. Very. Excellent!!

  28. What a great opportunity for us writers. Thanks!

  29. Amy says:

    I’d love to get the first pages of my new WIP critiqued. I’ve been focusing on improving my craft and would love to get some feedback to see how I’m doing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  30. Ruth Khan says:

    I’d love this opportunity! It would be so incredibly helpful.

  31. Jeanie Flierl says:

    I would love my first page critiqued. Thanks

  32. Kim Taffy says:

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  33. I would like to have my first page critiqued.

  34. Doree says:

    Good morning, Ladies, I would love a couple of pages to get a eyeful 🙂 This place is my ‘if you seek it, you will go forth, place. Have a wonderful day.

  35. I’d love an opportunity like this. First page is ready to go – epic tribal fantasy.

  36. I’m ready to enter, thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.