What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
No Other Writing Site Gives You THIS Kind of Functionality
I've been with Critique Circle for eight years now. During that time I've mooched around other writing sites too, but none can drill down into the nuts and bolts of writing in quite the same way as CC can. Why? Well, the website design for one, and within that the critique templates.
Everywhere else I've been on the net involves giving feedback by making general comments in one block paragraph, having to copy and paste particular sections of text to comment, or make suggested cuts. You can do that on CC, but even better is the inline critique template. This enables you to go paragraph by paragraph with comments, quote directly and easily from the text, and easily format your feedback. And if you don't have time to finish a critique you can close your browser down and your feedback will still be there waiting for you to continue from where you left it.
But as a writer, you can store your whole novel on the site, either in a private queue, or available for all CC members to read. With the sleek and easy Novel system, you can link your chapters so that your readers can easily click through to the next part of the story. Genius.
It truly is designed with critique in mind. And don't get me started on all the other tools there are available. We'll be here all day!
If you want serious feedback on your writing, this is the place to be.
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 194 stories have been submitted totalling 521,444 words.
During the last 7 days 1005 critiques have been submitted totalling 531,279 words.
151 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 53,601 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 115,699 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 563,140 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 58 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 29,197,139 times.
Take at least an hour & thirty minutes (90 minutes) a day to write. Did I hear somebody in the third row say "90 minutes? But I can't spare that kind of time to write my paranormal romance novel in a month with just 90 minutes a day." Yes you can. [more...]