What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
There's no place like home, but CC is awfully close.
Critique Circle remains a warm, open, and supportive place for writers of all levels of experience. From the aspiring author, eager to write but not well versed in the craft, to the professional, CC offers a place for feedback, discussion, and hanging out with that peculiar breed of human being known as a writer. it's the one place in the world where you can stare off to space, and everyone will know that you really are doing something and shouldn't be bothered.
Jon Goff Colorado Springs, CO USA Member since 20 Mar 2007
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 199 stories have been submitted totalling 552,543 words.
During the last 7 days 1188 critiques have been submitted totalling 611,219 words.
137 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 46,464 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 104,441 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 501,182 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 29 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 25,379,471 times.
A few weeks ago, maybe longer, I had hit a reading roadblock. I'd become really difficult to please in my reading choices, nothing new I picked up was any good. Too many writing 'rules' broken to allow me to enjoy the stories. And by 'rules broken' I mean bumps in the reading that would toss me out of the story and cause me to analyze the writing. It didn't always break rules, but caused a problem with my reading flow. [more...]