What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
CC helped me land my contract!
I thought I had an awesome, tight story when I cranked it out, but after about a dozen form rejections, I decided to "bare it all" for critique. I learned about CC from a professional writer's organization whose web site I'd been following, and jopined as a basic member in December of 2008.
My first few critiques showed me how wrong I was. learning from other writers, getting that ever-precious "second set of eyes," and open, honest feedback helped me to polish my work to the point where it was picked up in June 2010 by a small press with big connections in the industry. I have two novels under contract now, and I'm working on the third.
Even beyond the critique and learning stages, I have made some of the best friends I've ever had through CC.
Refine your craft. Learn new skills. Meet strange (and wonderful) people. Join CC!
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 177 stories have been submitted totalling 481,956 words.
During the last 7 days 868 critiques have been submitted totalling 425,726 words.
111 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 56,226 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 119,525 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 583,140 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 50 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 30,513,756 times.
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