What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Critique Circle - more than just a writing workshop
When I first started writing, I thought my novel was amazing. Fantastic. Better than anyone else's. I sent it off straight away, and couldn't understand why I received a rejection. Undaunted, having heard how difficult it is to be published, I tried again. Same result. I started searching the Internet, looking for feedback on my novel. Most of the places I found cost money, and as a 14-year-old, jobless student, money was one thing I didn't have.
Then, one glorious day in 2004, on a writing forum, I was recommended to Critique Circle.
I've never looked back. CC is teeming with fantastic people, who are devoted to helping you shape your writing to its fullest potential. With their kind words, I've been able to edit my novels, and develop my writing skills. I can actually feel the difference, when I think about my first novel in comparison to my most recent ones. Though I'm still not published, thanks to CC I feel a real certainty that it could happen — and my naïvety has long since vanished.
Writing aside, CC is a fantastic community. It's one place where you can meet and trust people online, where relationships grow into permanent friendships. I've met up with two of my Critique Circle buddies and I can't wait to meet up with more.
Basic membership is completely free, so sign up today! I can't wait to read some of your stories!
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 178 stories have been submitted totalling 495,552 words.
During the last 7 days 963 critiques have been submitted totalling 473,634 words.
137 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 43,952 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 100,459 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 480,725 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 11 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 24,261,211 times.
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