What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Calling all Writers!
If you want to make contact with writers of all ages, from around the globe, then join the CC family. Critiques of your work will be invaluable and the members are generous with their help and advice. Everyone needs encouragement and joining CC will give you the impetus to continue and progress with your writing.
We look forward to sharing our experience and friendship with you.
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 169 stories have been submitted totalling 432,953 words.
During the last 7 days 803 critiques have been submitted totalling 399,956 words.
107 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 55,603 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 118,725 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 578,762 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 56 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 30,226,626 times.
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