What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
I don't know where I would be...
I have learned so much from this website. Everyone is so nice and encouraging. I would bet that even if you put the worst possible story on this, people could find a nice thing to say about it, then kindly tell you how to improve. Seriously, I do not know where my writing (or English grade...) would be without CC. They are amazing and forever on my Favorites page!!
Bridget Grand Rapids, Michigan Member since 8 Jul 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 138 stories have been submitted totalling 442,936 words.
During the last 7 days 856 critiques have been submitted totalling 424,433 words.
139 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 56,765 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 120,086 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 586,275 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 12 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 30,744,960 times.
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Response from Sac Yesterday at 19:48 Nice post. I'd venture to say that critiquing the work of others is just as valuable as being cri... [read this response]