What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
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This is a supportive online community in which writers of all levels can come and learn through critiquing others, having their own work critiqued and perhaps most helpful of all, browsing through past stories and critiques. I know of no other place that meets these needs in this way. Tha administrators here are serious about their work and are quick to address all comments and concerns. Long live CC!
Goofus Southern Ontario, Canada Member since 15 May 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 209 stories have been submitted totalling 555,495 words.
During the last 7 days 1650 critiques have been submitted totalling 564,761 words.
106 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 49,928 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 110,067 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 533,624 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 48 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 27,188,617 times.
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