What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
CC is great. Other writer's workshops that I've been to have been stuffy, with nothing else to do but crit. Critique Circle's policy of 3 crits per submission is extremely conveniant, for me, because I have school and my own writing to tend to, as well as critting others. Other workshops asked for one or two a week just to keep membership.
And CC isn't just for adults. A lot of teens are on the site as well, and we all have a blast joking around in the forums. It's even a great site to go to if you want to escape your writing!! Message box, forums, and the settings here will keep you plenty busy if you're tired of writing.
Kristin Tilley Greenland, Arkansas, United States Member since 23. Oct 2003
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 219 stories have been submitted totalling 608,329 words.
During the last 7 days 1017 critiques have been submitted totalling 496,770 words.
148 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 39,699 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 94,064 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 448,102 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.