What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Focusing Your Writing Talent
Critique Circle has done an amazing job in getting me on track with my story telling. By providing a venue for writers to meet, share, and critique each other's work, I've finally found the focus I need to turn out polished work suitable for submission to be published. The encouragment among the writers is awesome. More than that, I have fellow writers saying, "Hey, when are you gonna post the next chapter?" It keeps me from giving up or getting destracted. I think storytellers are born, not made. However, even a born storyteller must learn how to tell the story. Critique Circle is the best launching pad for that I know of!
Katan Alaska, United States Member since 27 Jan 2006
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 462,869 words.
During the last 7 days 1232 critiques have been submitted totalling 470,540 words.
148 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 57,527 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 121,050 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 591,687 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 62 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 31,096,238 times.
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