What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Published author owes thanks
I just had a novel published entitled The Cursed Man. I want to thank the staff at CC for this awesome format, and thanks to all the authors who helped me with the story. The forums and the advice on CC was critical in helping me get published. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Critique Circle!
Krommel Port Saint Lucie, Florida, USA Member since 14 Oct 2006
Critique Circle is an online writing workshop for all authors, whether they write literary fiction, genre fiction, articles or short stories. Our purpose is to provide a place for writers to give and receive feedback on their work, and thereby learn from one another. The Critique Circle also includes forums as well as helpful writing tools for manuscript progress, submission tracking, character generation and more.
Workshops can be an invaluable resource to writers as they are a great way to get feedback and suggestions on their manuscripts, as well as providing a social forum for interaction with other writers. Online workshops such as the Critique Circle have the added advantage of being accessible at any time and from any location regardless of geography.
Membership to the Critique Circle is free and we welcome everyone interested in using an online forum to improve their writing skills while helping others improve theirs. Critique Circle is open to all genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, romance, children's novels, horror and suspense.
We've endeavored to make Critique Circle as writer-friendly and secure as possible. People have full control over their submissions, including the ability to either hide them from all other users or delete them at any time. People can also choose to have the stories only visible to those who regularly critique, or those who have critted in the past month. We believe this feature will make people feel more secure about using the critique forum.
Those supporting the Critique Circle also have the option to form their own private critique groups, integrated into the global critique system.
Some statistics on Critique Circle
During the last 7 days 246 stories have been submitted totalling 700,027 words.
During the last 7 days 968 critiques have been submitted totalling 543,337 words.
123 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 45,194 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 102,454 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 490,087 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 51 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 24,852,042 times.
One bit of wisdom that comes with experience is that in tense scenes you want the pacing to pop. The tricks of the trade for fast tension? Short sentences, short paragraphs, everything short. Boom. Boom. Boom. Pop. Pop. Pop.
In general, I believe that. And yet . . . I've read scenes where the author has dragged the tension out for pages and pages. Almost to the point where it's been painful for me as reader. Nothing fast about that. [more...]
Response from RellrodToday at 20:47 I think Susie's point is that it's not a specific way of writing sentences that achieves the resu... [read all 3 responses...]