What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Owe it all to CC
I can't say enough about CC. I joined about 18 months ago. The information I have gleened from this site and the education and support from my private queue and fellow critters has been invaluable. I totally redid my book and today I signed a contract with a publisher to publish my first novel. What can't I say about CC. This site and my fellow critters took me all the way there. Thanks so much.
June Bourgo British Columbia, Canada Member since 11. Sep 2009
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 197 stories have been submitted totalling 505,087 words.
During the last 7 days 838 critiques have been submitted totalling 431,250 words.
115 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 41,779 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 97,272 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 464,024 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 28 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 23,219,364 times.
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