What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Critique Circle is an education by itself. The variety of work by authors and writers of varying abilities helps one to develope the skills necessary to improve their writing.
Virtually every subject and aspect of writing is eventually covered, either in a critique or as a Thread in the Forums.
The fact that a member may choose to critique or not on any given critique period is a bonus. It prevents members from sending off quick, meaningless fluffy bunnies just to fulfill a membership requirement.
The critiques I have received from members have been invaluable in helping me improve my writing. Critiquing the stories of others is equally invaluable. It is sometimes easier to see flaws in thew writing of others than it is in your own work. This helps a writer to look for those errors in their work.
Whether you are writing for pleasure or with the goal of eventually being published, Critique Circle is one of the most valuable tools anywhere. It is my browsers Home Page.
Critique Circle has opened up a whole new world of friends, both virtual and real.
Thank you to the inspired Administrators who conceived and built this site.
Roy Buchanan Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. Member since 20 Jan 2004
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 175 stories have been submitted totalling 498,370 words.
During the last 7 days 882 critiques have been submitted totalling 449,337 words.
134 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 55,129 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 118,038 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 575,039 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 29 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 29,998,529 times.
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