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 www.writeyourbestbook.com. Or, to learn more about Christina Kaye’s suspense novels, visit  https://christinakaye.writeyourbestbook.com/

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!

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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Belinda Sikes
Belinda Sikes
3 months ago

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

Jay Hicks
Jay Hicks
3 months ago
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

Thanks so much. You truly are writers helping writers. X jay

Mary Rose McCarthy
Mary Rose McCarthy
3 months ago

This is a wonderful opportunity

Judy Levine
Judy Levine
3 months ago

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.

Ranae Watts
3 months ago

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

Monika Maslowski
Monika Maslowski
3 months ago

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

Janet Smart
3 months ago

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

michael twomey
michael twomey
3 months ago

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

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

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

Jay Hicks
Jay Hicks
3 months ago

Jay is waving at you from Australia.

Kathleen Keenan
Kathleen Keenan
3 months ago

This is awesome! I’d love some feedback.

Marcie McEachern
3 months ago

Yes, please!

Becky Hofstad
Becky Hofstad
3 months ago

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

Jerry Harwood
3 months ago

I’d love the opportunity!

Jessica Swafford
Jessica Swafford
3 months ago

I would love another set of eyes 🙂 Thanks!

Amber
Amber
3 months ago

Cute picture!

Ann Edall-Robson
3 months ago

A wonderful opportunity you are providing to all of us.

Blaine D. Arden
Blaine D. Arden
3 months ago

Welcome Christina 🙂

Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

Chrisitna
Chrisitna
3 months ago

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

Jarm Del Boccio
3 months ago

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

Karla Diaz
Karla Diaz
3 months ago

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.

Roanne King
3 months ago

I would appreciate a first page critique. Thanks!

K.L. Baxton
K.L. Baxton
3 months ago

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

Ted
Ted
3 months ago
Reply to  K.L. Baxton

I would like to enter the contest.

Sam Fisher
Sam Fisher
3 months ago

Oh this would be so helpful! 🤞🏻

Ane Ryan Walker
Ane Ryan Walker
3 months ago

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

Kim Lightle
Kim Lightle
3 months ago

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

Yolanda Ridge
3 months ago

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

Jenny Hansen
3 months ago

So. Very. Excellent!!

Darlene Foster
3 months ago

What a great opportunity for us writers. Thanks!

Amy
Amy
3 months ago

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!