What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
CC - Reaches the parts that other groups fail to reach!
I thought my writing was fairly polished, I thought I was getting enough input from fellow writers' critiques of my work in other writing groups and then ... I joined Critique Circle and my illusions (or should that be delusions?) just melted away!
After only two weeks of giving and receiving critiques (at a furious and somewhat addictive pace!) on CC, my own writing is improved in the areas other groups have failed to reach. My critiquing abilities have also greatly improved and I'm now much more helpful to my friends!
I became a premium member of CC today because I seriously wanted to thank CC and give something back for the masses of help I've received. I'm also doing my best to lure lots of friends here too - once you get here, the site sells itself!
So well done to the Admins - please keep at it - you're providing a brilliant service!
Artemis South East England Member since 28 Dec 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 157 stories have been submitted totalling 398,778 words.
During the last 7 days 900 critiques have been submitted totalling 458,394 words.
147 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 59,175 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 122,952 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 602,312 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 51 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 32,101,675 times.
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