What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
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After trying several other writers' groups online, I stumbled on CC several months ago. It's the best investment of my time and talent I've ever found. The critique software lets critters highlight specific paragraphs and give you exact advice. The site also has plot outlines, character workshops, submission trackers, creative writing prompts, and query advice.
I've made several friends on here who developed into real-life friends as well. We share a close bond. It really helps because we crit each other long-term and commit to reading entire novels for each other. When I put a story up, I know I'm getting helpful crits from people who understand my genre.
Getting crits really is only half of it. Whenever I log in there's always stuff to do. CC is the most complete site for writers. My writing has improved by leaps and bounds since I joined, and when I finished my first novel, I was ready to query.
Candance Philadelphia, PA USA Member since 28 Nov 2006
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 191 stories have been submitted totalling 505,976 words.
During the last 7 days 872 critiques have been submitted totalling 447,471 words.
122 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 54,586 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 117,280 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 571,093 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 2 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 29,741,522 times.
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