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A Great Opportunity for Writers

Hello All, I hope life is treating you well. I'm bursting with excitement about the upcoming " First Page Critique Friday" sponsored by Slushbusters ( For those who wish to participate, submit the first 400-450 words of your manuscript in the body of an e-mail to (

The rules are simple, no explicit scenes or profanity is allowed. Once your submission is received, Slushbusters will let you know when it will be posted for critique. Then, once you've read all the comments for the week, you will be given the opportunity to submit a revision the following Wednesday.

I think this is a great opportunity to receive objective feedback about your manuscript. I've been told  most problems in writing can be identified in the first page, so if you happen to suffer from “adverbobia” or “adjectiveitous”, the critique is a great way to remedy those problems. I look forward to reading everyone’s first page on Slushbusters. Until next time, happy writing.


  1. Thanks for mentioning us, Andrea! We've really enjoyed our First Pages Fridays.

  2. Thanks everyone...I have to tweak my first page before Tuesday. I'm looking firward to participating in the critque. Slushbuster's is great.

  3. This sound lovely for those brave enough to put their work out there. Thank for sharing.
    Warm regards,

  4. I'm still trying to figure out whether I'm brave or foolish. Putting my WIP out there for scrutiny, is similar to submitting a half finished garment for fashion week. I may be opening up an unnecessary can of worms.

    On the up side, if problems can be identified early on, then it will save me a lot of editing and re-writing in the end. I guess it's a coin toss.


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