What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Helpful in the Nicest Way
On some writing sites, I've had some frightening experiences where more experienced writers tear into your work, with absolutely no mercy for beginners. Here, on CC, the experienced writers are much more gentle (even the members of the Masochistic Thick Skin Club, unless you claim to be one of them). They explain the things you need to do to improve your story in a way you can understand instead of just throwing meaningless jargon and examples of your own stupidity at you.
In my short time on CC, I have learned a lot and gotten so much valuable input and encouragement. If you're wanting to learn more about how to become a better writer, CC will go a long way to fulfilling that aim.
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 192 stories have been submitted totalling 555,355 words.
During the last 7 days 961 critiques have been submitted totalling 498,852 words.
125 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 43,222 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 99,516 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 476,012 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 55 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 23,960,060 times.
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