What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Do most people turn their noses at you?
Do most people turn their nose at you when you present your "greatest masterpiece?" Do they ignore you, after you tell them that reading your first 11 chapters in 8 days wasn't fast enough? Do they slam the door in your face when you seriously asked which is better zeugmas or otomatopoeias?
I was one of those miserable saps once, until I joined Critique Circle!! Here, people laugh over the sheer craziness of autoantonyms and hum to the tune of alluring alliterations. This is our holy grail and Monty Python would be jealous! Here we ruminate over the soaring works of authors such as Faulker and the imagery of "word artists" such as Rushdie.
Here I was not only able to share my passion for the written word, but I was also able to have in-depth analysis of what I've written. People who care and understand that one's work is one's will and each letter , each fragment, each run-on sentence is is a part of a tapestry in progress. I can customize, rearrange, without a worry of being belittled or besmirched. We're invested in helping everyone succeed in their goal of improving their craft.
And whenever, I need help it's always a click away. So, what are you waiting for? Why haven't you joined yet? CC is here for you!
Pandapanda Atlanta/Georgia/USA Member since 16 May 2008
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 118 stories have been submitted totalling 355,103 words.
During the last 7 days 724 critiques have been submitted totalling 355,747 words.
116 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 56,767 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 120,086 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 586,279 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 11 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 30,746,355 times.
With almost seventy percent of Americans wanting to write, one would think there would be far more tools out there. It has taken some time to find the best. Let me save you some time and effort. [more...]